10 Ways You're Being Fleeced by Banks Activist Post Taxpayers are rightfully angrier than ever before about the state of the U.S. economy and the government's handling of the financial crisis; perhaps even more so than the Colonists at the original Tea Party. After all, it appears that the only group benefiting during this painful slide into recession are the very people who caused the crisis -- The Banks. On the verge of bankruptcy in 2008, the banks are now once again making record profits and paying record bonuses, while nearly every other industry struggles to keep their head above water. The banks seem to have designed the system where all businesses and individuals are dependent on them for credit, and without new lending industry grinds to a halt. Given that banks can make risk-free profits by front running the stock market and selling $600 trillion of worthless derivatives for monster gains, there seems to be little motivation for them to lend money at today's record-low interest rates.
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Benson Latin American Collection Ernesto Cardenal Papers: Selected Materials on Display Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to Monday, May 15, 2017 Ernesto Cardenal conducting mass in Solentiname, Nicaragua, 1974 The opening of the Ernesto Cardenal Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection was celebrated on November 15, 2016, with a poetry reading by the Nicaraguan luminary himself, preceded by a panel discussion among scholars of literature, religion, and political science. 10 Awesome Websites to Make You Think Intelligence is something that must compensate the lack of reflexes and a poor adaptation to the live world. We’re talking here about the humankind. If you look back in history, we’ve had many geniuses. We still have geniuses today. They are big thinkers and they can move the world with a single finger. They fascinate us, and we fascinate others, because we are not equal.
Ramin Shokrizade's Blog - The Top F2P Monetization Tricks The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [UPDATE: Alex Dale, the CMO of King.com, has graciously taken his time to clarify a few points related to CCS, and I have edited this paper in a few places using italics to show the updates] Coercive Monetization A coercive monetization model depends on the ability to “trick” a person into making a purchase with incomplete information, or by hiding that information such that while it is technically available, the brain of the consumer does not access that information.
How To Be Creative <A HREF=" Widgets</A> Issue 6 | How To Be Creative By Hugh MacLeodPublished Oct. 19, 2004 6:00 p.m. MacLeod, an advertising executive and popular blogger with a flair for the creative, gives his 26 tried-and-true tips for being truly creative. Each point illustrated by a cartoon drawn by the author himself.