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XKCD’s megachart on money

(via Boing Boing): “MONEY: A chart with almost all of it, where it is, and what it can do.” This is an awesome, zoomable infographic on who owns what. (Hint: you are probably a very tiny piece chart.)

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Pay your damned taxes, deadbeat

“Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of Society, as it is for him to make land originally. Separate an individual from Society, and give

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Republican Wealth and the Economic Struggle of Ordinary Americans

This was an interesting juxtaposition of articles that came through my feedreader today. Via Metafilter, I learned that Vanity Fair did a breakdown of dollar value of the clothes the women of the Republican National Convention were wearing: One of

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The Rich and Taxes

Excellent quote from Salon: I am speaking here semi-professionally, as an economics professor (currently at Purdue, but I taught at the University of Chicago for five years, so my conservative bona fides are in order). It is not the case

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