On declining book advances. While some of those people they're talking about would skew Tobias' advance survey toward the top end, I have a feeling the entire industry is skewing downward. Goes to prove the old adage, don't quit the day job. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
A businessweek article on the truth about the rich and job creators. "The annual earnings of people like me are hundreds, if not thousands, of times greater than those of the average American, but we don’t buy hundreds or thousands of times more stuff." And it's the consumers who help create jobs. Also there is the discussion about how taxing the wealthy to give breaks to the middle class and to create infrastructure builds the economy, and so the profits that go to the rich. Also there's a lot in there that I've pointed out before about how the historical data disproves the lie of "taxing the rich less creates jobs and prosperity." (Pointed to by Sheila)
Tobias Buckell talks about what happens when you drink pop.
Well, it appears the GOP finally realizes that Citizens United is a bad decision. Too late. I'm sure once their wives and daughters' lives might be in jeopardy from ectopic pregnancies and other birth problems they'll also decide to go forward with the abortion even though they've help trash any abortion rights in this country for everybody else. Just like Ricky Santorum did. (Grokked from Jay Lake)