Why Resentment Against Super-Rich Is Increasing

slideshare.net-imagesIncome inequality isn’t about the rich — it’s about the rest of us
Great logic by Catherine Rampell
‘People don’t hate you because you’re beautiful. People hate you because they are getting uglier.

‘Use that logic, substituting income for attractiveness, and you’ll have a better grasp of why the 99.9 percent really resent the 0.1 percent.

‘Populist rhetoric is leaving U.S. billionaires feeling persecuted, vilified and begrudged their hard-won fortunes. Quoth Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, in Politico: “[I]f you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”…’

How Cat-Loving Sleuths Found an Accused Killer Sadist
Facebook leads to suspect again
‘”Holy shit,” Green said again to himself. “He really did it.”

‘Green, referred to here by his online alias, logged onto the private Facebook group that he and a few other intrepid citizen sleuths had launched in an attempt to catch the man behind a video titled 1 boy 2 kittens. Posted a year and a half earlier, that video showed a figure in a dark green hoodie suffocating two tabby kittens using a vacuum and plastic bag.

‘No one wanted to believe that what they were seeing was real.

‘The Vaccumer Kitten Killer admins were skeptical that this was not their man — but the focus on Jamsey Cramsalot Inhisass had a welcome side effect: Less than a day after the group publicly identified Jamsey as the culprit behind 1 boy 2 kittens, Nicee Punk received a Facebook message from a user named Beverly Kent.

‘”The name of the kitten vacummer you are looking for,” read the message, “is Luka Magnotta.”…’
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Is this simply racial profiling again?
Black Kids More Likely to Get Suspended … in Preschool
‘…Some analysts weren’t so confident that the data were illuminating. It “is cut in a way that hides as much as it reveals,” said Daria Hall, director of K-12 policy development at The Education Trust. Districts of different sizes and demographics are lumped together and all the many statistics are rounded.

‘Suspending young students is a controversial practice because 3- and 4-year-olds are unlikely to learn from that sort of discipline, said Laura Bornfreund, deputy director of early education at the think tank New America. For these children, “there’s no connection between what kind of misbehavior a preschooler did in class to being suspended,” so kids are unlikely to learn from their mistakes, she explained…’
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OLEP is not Dead
One Laptop Per Child CEO Responds to Flap: “We Have Achieved Our Goals”
‘For most technology watchers, OLPC’s activities went under the radar.

‘So it may not have sounded off-base to observers when OLPC News, a fan site that has often criticized the project’s managers, declared in a March 11 post that “OLPC is dead.”

‘The problem was that OLPC isn’t dead, as other outlets soon began reporting. In fact, the OLPC Association, the project’s operating arm, continues to run an office in Miami under chairman and CEO Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby, a Colombia native with an architecture degree from MIT and a history of collaboration with Negroponte.

‘Arboleda told us he feels One Laptop Per Child has achieved its earliest goals and has been an “outstanding success,” especially insofar as it gave the organization the opportunity to demonstrate, at large scale, the effectiveness of the so-called “Constructionist” theory of education…’


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