Last month, Editor David Swindle introduced NRB guests to the sagacious Douglas Rushkoff and his latest work, Digital Nation. Joining the author in his musings about the mental dribble and dung that accounts for much of what is consumed by the “Digital Nation,” Swindle posed the question:
“Is the Internet Destroying Our Lives or Enriching Them?”
Although he was one of Barack Obama’s most fervent supporters two years ago, New York Times columnist and blogger Paul Krugman seems to have lost his faith in the president’s ability to “radically transform” America. Put differently, the Nobel Prize winning economist’s heart is broken:
I’m with Simon Johnson here: how is it possible, at this [...]
Even Obama, Biden and Pelosi seemed bored during the State of the Union Address. Obama couldn’t even gin up enough energy to discuss “Gitmo”. But it does not matter what he said. It’s all over for his presidency.
The Democrat Party now understands just how bad they blew it in 2009. This is good for the [...]
An arm of the Federal Reserve, then led by now-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, told bailed-out insurance giant AIG to withhold key details from the public about overpayments that put billions of extra tax dollars in the coffers of major Wall Street firms, most notably Goldman Sachs. The sordid tale unfolds in a series of e-mails [...]