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The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>‘When did you last get a job from a poor person?’ So goes my favorite Tea Party slogan. The Americans are good at slogans but the Tea Party specializes in discombobulatingly daft ones.</i> …

Economics

Michael Lewis Reflects on His Book Flash Boys, a Year After It Shook Wall Street to Its Core

Flash Boys, the author’s best-selling exposé of high-speed trading, made some of Wall Street’s richest people very angry. Dissecting the reaction, he argues that the furor has obscured his book’s real news.<p>When I sat down to write <i>Flash Boys,</i> in 2013, I didn’t intend to see just how angry I could …

Stock Markets

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

Spotlight on Zun Lee | The Image, Deconstructed

<b>EDITOR'S NOTE:</b> This week's interview was done by Jared Soares. If you would like to be a guest interviewer, please contact Ross at: …

Street Photography

Light Over Time: Picturing Appalachia — by Roger May

<i>Ladies surround a sister who is slain in the spirit during a tent revival service in Goody, Kentucky, 19 July 2014.</i><i>The effort to clarify our sight</i> …

UC Berkeley

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …