"You know what’s not shut down? The new HealthCare.gov website. Get covered today."
"makes a sandwich and cuts the crust off"
"reads a book"
damn that’s a compelling argument right there
Conveniently forgot that Walt killed ten people in two minutes
Conspiracy or what?????
There is something really weird going on
The guy who created this blog;
is the same guy that created this blog;
It’s some block that used to attend University of Michigan. Not sure what’s the dude’s game but people seem to have bought it.
I don’t know how you can be a hardcore pro-IDF and then turn it around to be hardcore pro-Palestine. It’s some a-hole creating a blog, generating interest and then selling it for profit.
My favorite young anonymous GOP Tumblr troll provides today’s Comment of the Day, in response to my most recent post about wingnut Fox commentator Todd Starnes:
I like your lack of argument against any of his statements.
Those statements that I neglected to argue against included the…
Since the Pakistani general elections on 11 May this year, the forces of reaction have been manoeuvring to try to deny a democratically elected candidate his rightful place as an elected representative of the people of Pakistan. Tomorrow is an important day in this process as it will witness these reactionary forces doing everything they can to steal the victory of the Marxists.
People don’t the shiz they take about, looooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
i had to present my preliminary final paper topic for my fan culture and celebrity class to a room full of people who knew very little about game of thrones. this was my resulting power point (with me using lots more words then what is shown, obviously, but this gives you the general idea). i‘m sure my actual paper will end up on here eventually and we can see how much my argument has grown!!!! it’s not due for a whole week tho, so everybody calm down.
Lol half of these things are refutable if you disregard the episodes and read the books instead. First of the episodes are unfinished, and the seasons will continue. The nature of the epic tale, is that its epic in nature. What GRRM sows in book 3, will come to bear fruit in book 5. So read on, and watch your analysis crumble upon itself.
(Source: , via ceborgia)
Student wrongly tied to Boston bombings found dead
Reddit apologized for the ‘dangerous speculation’ on the site that pointed fingers at the student.
A body pulled from the water off Indian Point Park in Rhode Island has been identified as the Brown University student mistakenly linked by amateur sleuths on a social media site to the Boston bombings.
Health Department spokeswoman Dara Chadwick said Thursday that the body of Sunil Tripathi was identified through dental records.
It was not immediately clear when Tripathi, who was last seen March 15, died. The cause of death has also not been determined.
Tripathi’s body was found Tuesday by members of the Brown University crew team.
The Pennsylvania native was on leave from the Ivy League school but was living in an apartment near campus in Providence, R.I., with several other students.
Why raising the minimum wage is dumb. Also why just having one in general is dumb.
The labor market is not in perfect competition.
Raising the minimum wage is “dumb.”
So says ghost face Libertarian “Andy” who lives at home with his mommy and daddy.
Okay…first of all, FUCK YOU.
Minimum wage is an important to discuss due to it being adopted as evidence by the right to show the falsehood of market regulation and the beauty of the free market.
What people don’t realize is that model shown in the illustration above is considering an assumption known as ceterius paribus (translation: everything else held constant).
The absense of this assumption has an important impact on actual real world case-studies detailing impacts of minimum wage.
First of the concept of elasticity comes into play, elasticity details the rate at which labor demanded changes following a change in wage rate. A highly elastic labor demand would change drastically with a small percentage change in wage rate. This, according to evidence by Welch and Cunningham “Effects of minimum wages on the level and age composition of youth employment”, is not the case and in fact the elasticity is b/w -0.1 to -0.3 on teenage employment (a group that is most affected by changes in minimum wage). This elasticity measure means that a 10% increase in minimum wage lowers teenage employment by 1 to 3%.
Granted that this impact can be large over time, but varying economic conditions and the non-relevance of the ceterius paribus conditions in the real world make this impact not as large as it would seem in theory. In fact in many cases, over time analysis of elasticity measured an almost 0 elasticity.
In summary, teenagers that are the least skilled workers in a labor market, are not in fact affected by minimum wage to an exaggerated extent, since minimum wage in theory lowers employment rate via increasing the number of workers in the market due to increase in wage and reducing the number of workers hired due to increased employment cost in firms. These two impact of minimum wage has no impact on the teenagers since many of them don’t enter the market for the increased wage rate, though they may not be hired as much (a point I discussed earlier).
The real question about minimum wage is not in fact a discussion about how mimimum wage rate is ineffective since it raises unemployment, the real debate about minimum wage (in relevant circles that stand above the petty teenage and right wing bulllshit sector of tumblr) questions whether minimum wage is an effective antipoverty program.
Is the minimum wage an effective antipoverty program?
The answer is no. Economists examined data and noticed that over 50% of income generated with the raised minimum wage accrued in households that are twice the poverty thresholds (meaning teenagers benefited from it the most). Only 19% went to impoverished households and workers that are at the bottom of distribution of permanent income opportunities.
At the end, we have learned that the rightwing/liberatrian debate about minimum wage being ineffective b/c government regulation and lack of free market causes harm by raising unemployment is actually a strawman.
Yes the minimum wage is not effective, but not for the reasons usurped by the politically malicious.