The Wall Street Journal Online – Interactive Graphics
What is wrong with this picture? What reasonable justification is there for thes ekinds of compensation packages?
Wish I had more time now to review this:
Long Tail Stops Wagging.
Matt Stoller over at Open Left argues that this means that technoutopian libertarian dreams are dead and there is a necessary role for government.
Maybe. I have never read enough of the Long Tail arguments to have a Strong opinion, but I do want to point out that there maybe radical inequality in revenues between a Google or Facebook and other web services that aim to make a profit. In fact, a long tail is premised on that. But, the question was whether a business can survive in the long tail, as opposed to have equal revenues. If you have the head and not tail then you have an oligopoly which was never the merit of the long tail.
Finally, aggregators seem complicated. They get a little revenue from a massive volume of transactions, but if those transactions are distributed to a number of smaller players (ebay, Amazon marketplace, emusic, and so on), then you may have a viable market where one did not exist before- again, it is about viability, not equality.
Updated on Nov 20:
Are officially sanctioned emoticons. Sanctioned by me. :<p
As far as I know, invented this. You read it hear first.
I proudly pronounce the 100% American terrorist fist bump.
How about this:
See its two different fists. And, it avoids the messiness of the ** thing.
That is Ok. Looks like 2 roses also though. Feel free to vote below.
At the end of this long WaPo article on an 89 year old, Black member of the White House staff, and his wife who also worked there, came this absolute gut wrencher.
They talked about praying to help Barack Obama get to the White House. They’d go vote together. She’d lean on her cane with one hand, and on him with the other, while walking down to the precinct. And she’d get supper going afterward. They’d gone over their Election Day plans more than once.
“Imagine,” she said.
“That’s right,” he said.
On Monday Helene had a doctor’s appointment. Gene woke and nudged her once, then again. He shuffled around to her side of the bed. He nudged Helene again. He was all alone.
“I woke up and my wife didn’t,” he said later.
Some friends and family members rushed over. He wanted to make coffee. They had to shoo the butler out of the kitchen.
The lady whom he married 65 years ago will be buried today.
The butler cast his vote for Obama on Tuesday. He so missed telling his Helene about the black man bound for the Oval Office.