Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

You Don’t Matter Anymore – Your Plutocracy at Work

June 2, 2011

Welcome to the Plutocracy.

A new report by Ad Age, the newspaper of record for the advertising business, has declared that you don’t matter anymore.

This is not a rag with a political agenda.  This is the source of “how do we make money by selling stuff” wisdom.  And they say you don’t matter.

Once upon a time, there was a middle class.  The middle class was where the purchasing power was.  “Follow the money,” as they say.  Where the purchasing power is, that is where your audience is, if you are an advertiser.  Madison Ave. targeted the middle class with products and product advertisements because, if you wanted to sell something, you sell to someone who can buy.

But those days are gone.  (more…)

Greedy and Greedier – Your Plutocracy at Work

May 11, 2011

Welcome to the Plutocracy.

According to an analysis of 2008 tax returns, the rich are still getting richer, and are paying less in taxes.

Duh.

And I mean, “Duh”.

But you have no idea just how bad the situation has gotten.  How much you and I have been sold out.

No idea.

An analysis of the top 400 income earners in the US yields gobsmakckingly, mindnumbingly, OMGWTF stunning results. (more…)

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

March 14, 2011

Wow.

Just wow.

One of the signers on the recall petition of a Wisconsin state Senator is… his wife.

Seems the Senator has moved out of his district and in with his 25-year-old mistress.  Who just happens to be a lobbyist. 

Nice.

Privacy? What a shame…

January 13, 2010

So by way of a bit of introduction, I wanted to start this blog off with a discussion of the idea of privacy.

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