This week I received an odd piece of mail — one of those solicitations asking for a donation to some cause while providing a small, token gift. That strategy came from social science research indicating that the provision of a small gift leads to the feeling of obligation, which in turn leads to a higher […]
Patrick Howell O’Neill of DailyDot reveals that telecommunications megacorporation Verizon wants to set up its very own supercool tech news page called “SugarString.” It’s supposed to appeal to “Millenials” and be superslick and popular-like…
… except visitors can’t leave any comments on any of the articles or participate in any active way on the site, […]
Look for actual photos of Americans for Prosperity’s “Paycheck Protection Rally” in Harrisburg Pennsylvania tomorrow. The “Paycheck Protection Rally” stands up for the right of workers to be paid less and the right of corporations to rake in bigger profits.
Why do I suggest you look for actual photos?
Reason #1: Americans for Prosperity calls […]
One of the following titles is not from a real ethnography. Can you pick the fake study?
Sociable robots, jazz music, and divination: Contingency as a cultural resource for negotiating problems of intentionality.
You Have Dislodged a Boulder: Mothers and Prisoners in the Post Keynesian California Landscape.
Legos, gummy bears and helplessness: Facilitating ethnic identity […]
“The Can Kicks Back” calls itself a a social movement of young people who all just happened to decide on their own last year to kick-start a young movement of young people burning to tax poor people more, tax corporations less, and slash social programs.
If you believe that “movement” is real, I’ve got […]
It’s been more than year since the 501c3 corporation No Labels launched its “ConnectUs” pages for all 50 states on which all the grassroots “centrist” Americans who want to cut taxes for corporations and cut social security for people could engage in grassroots organizing on the grassy grassroots state level.
After receiving a huge […]
For some time now, billionaire Peter G. Peterson has been spending his money to create a network of differently named organizations, all with the same policy goal: ending or slashing dramatically back Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and replacing them with private plans, conveniently administered by private entities, which of course would take a wee […]
My favorite line from the story, came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.” […]
This photograph not only contains evidence of the forgery of Obama’s Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth, it also indicates that Obama was born in Kenya as Obama’s mother was on the Hajj, the Muslim holy pilgrimage to Mecca. […]
“We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the […]