Tag Archive: finance


Credit Reports

On LastWeekTonight, John Oliver discusses credit reports — they play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

“While smart people have many sources of wealth, their favorite is renewable and highly abundant: idiots like you.” This short video shows the ways people foolishly throw their money away (and enrich predatory smart people): banks, advertising, and the lottery.

David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC. This inspiring video points out the fallacy of conventional economics – a belief that there are no limits – and provides a hopeful model with which to frame our vision for the future.

“Conventional economics is a form of brain damage.” ~ David Suzuki

Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. It’s much, much worse.

E*Trade Baby Loses Everything

Pic of the Day – 2/9/11

There was a really interesting article in Vanity Fair recently about the financial crisis in Greece. The monks on Mount Athos are either brilliant or divinely inspired, or both.

Photo credit National Geographic.

 

Wall-Street Finance Song

Sung to the tune of "Alabama Song"  (aka "Whiskey Bar") popularized by the Doors:

Oh show me the way to the next Sushi bar

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

Show me the way to the next Sushi bar

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

For if we don't find the next Sushi bar

I tell you we will die

I tell you we will die

I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we will die

 

(Chorus)

Oh Moon of Wall-Street Finance

We now must say goodbye

We've lost our fat-cat lifestyles

And must have money or we will die!

 

Oh show me the way to the next Country Club

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

Show me the way to the next Country Club

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

For if we don't find the next Country Club

I tell you we will die

I tell you we will die

I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we will die

 

(Chorus)

 

Oh show me the way to the next Caviar

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

Show me the way to the next Caviar

Oh don't ask why…

Oh don't ask why…

For if we don't find the next Caviar

I tell you we will die

I tell you we will die

I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we will die

 

(Chorus)

This can continue with any three-syllable word or phrase that personifies corruption and extravagance – i.e. private jet, champagne bar, 'talian suit, Jimmy Choos, Blahnik shoes, Bentley car, Ponzi scheme, Hampton house, Hermes bag, etc.

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