Hans Ostrowske

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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors , perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

<i>The New Yorker</i> has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.<p>It's nuanced and touches on issues like gay marriage and Israel and Palestine. But Obama also drops this bombshell about marijuana: "I don't think it …

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

VENTURE CAPITALIST: 'The NSA's Version Of Patriotism Is Corroding Silicon Valley'

With billions of dollars and the trust of their customers' on the line, there's plenty at risk for those developing the latest social network or app that millions enjoy. This, of course, runs counter to the NSA "collect it all" mentality in the interest of national security.<p>Writing on the blog of …

Silicon Valley

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …

Natural Gas

Colorado's State-Licensed Pot Shops Are Open For Business

Today about three dozen state-licensed pot shops opened in Colorado, the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize recreational marijuana sales. The historic event attracted pot consumers from throughout the country and journalists from around the world. <i>The Denver Post</i> reports that lines began …

The New York Times takes a look back in their “Year in Pictures” 2013 - The Fox Is Black

The New York Times has put together their 2013: The Year in Pictures feature which, as always, is a powerful look at the past 12 months told through …

More Beautiful Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

Let's say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors and illustrates them in an incredibly clever way. His goal is to design 50 original prints, …

Literature

A Brave New Modernism, Part 2: Dubai

<i>This is the second part in STUDIOFYNN's 'Brave New Modernism' series, which launched with a photo essay on Shanghai.</i><p>Dubai symbolizes the megacity …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Surveillance