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That payroll tax taken out of everybody’s check? It’s buying you Medicare and Social Security, which means a more secure retirement free of crippling medical bills. Your federal income tax? Its effects are a lot more diffuse. But chances are pretty good that you’ve already used some infrastructure today—whether it was a road or railway you took to work, or maybe the information technology connections you’re using to read this article. Federal, state, and local taxes helped pay for that. Is your water and air clean? Are you safe from threats, domestic and foreign? Then you’re getting something valuable from the Environment Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Defense. Your tax dollars paid for those, too.

More New Taxes! A bigger April 15 bill would mean a better society. (via thenewrepublic)

I don’t pay enough in federal taxes. State? Um, we’re cool.

fastcompany:

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity—by joining the family business. Read more>


For those who like nepotism and dynasty in their puff pieces.

fastcompany:

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity—by joining the family business. Read more>

For those who like nepotism and dynasty in their puff pieces.

rendit:

Think piece about how people on the Internet feel about Mad Men.

rendit:

Think piece about how people on the Internet feel about Mad Men.

I am absolutely amazed to discover myself on this rock ball, rotating around this spherical fire. It’s a very odd situation.

Alan Watts, The Tao of Philosophy (via merlin)

anil:

In this, the most incredible industrial manufacturing video ever made, we get a glimpse of 1995 as the employees of Sony’s CD manufacturing plant in Pittman, NJ offer a view into the pressing of the discs for the then-current release of Michael Jackson’s 2-CD HIStory set.

Addressing Michael directly as if he were a North Korean leader holding them hostage, the employees wrap the most banal details of the CD manufacturing process in a series of exhortations about the inevitable success of Dear Leader’s new release. Like HIStory itself, the video is accompanied by all of Michael’s classic hits, as an enticement to endure it.

At 3:43, Dot Short calls him “Mike”, as if she’s never heard of Michael Jackson. In all, it’s a must-watch. Nine minutes of bliss.

Tumblr Pro is Awesome

What I really enjoy are the enhanced analytics. The dashboard is like a Bugatti Veyron. Like Uber, but for the Internet.