Archive | Capitalism

Virtual Self & the State of Electronic Music: Keeping art authentic in the face of a swallowed up culture

Porter Robinson is either a tortured soul, or the “tortured artist” personae is one that works to his favor. His love of electronic music and simultaneous disdain for “EDM” culture is a complicated and genuine struggle, much like his highly self-critical relationship with his own music. But there’s something authentic and thoughtful in the way Robinson goes […]

Continue Reading

Yes, the MLK Estate Did Approve That Trash Dodge Super Bowl Ad

Updated: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:40 PM EST: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., which owns Ram, has made it all to clear that Martin Luther King Jr.’s estate was well aware of the ad and were “a very important part of the creative process every step of the way.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

Continue Reading

How to Buy New York City’s ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

New York City cops are mad that their biggest union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, has stopped them from handing out 30 PBA cards (often called “get out of jail free” cards) to friends and family every year. Instead they can only hand out 20 a year. Retired cops get 10.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

The Dodge V. Ford Court Case Helps Explain How Corporations Work Today

In response to the massive corporate tax cut passed by the Republican-led U.S. Congress, major companies have said they’re doling out—relatively—small bonuses to workers, thereby attempting to shed any notion they exist solely to make a profit. It’s misleading PR, because of course corporations solely exist to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

Continue Reading

Bantercast Episode 13: The Stress and Panic Special

In this week’s special episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss stress and panic in modern society. Michael shares a story about a recent panic attack he had, his history of stress, and how he deals with it today. Ben discusses how he built the Banter and brought it back from the brink, …Continue […]

Continue Reading

What Is Wrong With People?

I have some questions for former Google employees Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan, the men behind Bodega, a company that wants to, according to Fast Company, make corner stores—that is, actual bodegas—“a thing of the past” by putting app-accessible boxes full of nonperishables in the lobbies of apartment buildings,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Trump Supporters Use “Globalist” as a Slur, But Don’t Know What it Means

In response to the Banter’s Alyona Minkovski’s piece on Pete Hegseth’s atrocious interview with Donald Trump on Fox News, Hegseth took to twitter to call us “#FakeNews” and labeled Alyona an “elitist, globalist, Leftist” who is “posing” as a journalist: If anyone took Fox News seriously, the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Why The Trump Administration Could Spell The End of Modern Capitalism

When not continuously checking the news for updates on the Trump Administration’s descent into chaos (and now potential impeachment), I have recently spent a significant amount of time researching the amazing surge of interest in crypto-currencies. Why? Because I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading