March 15, 2014
aljazeeraamerica:

Opinion: The great corporate cash-hoarding crisis

A troubling change is taking place in American business, one that explains why nearly six years after the Great Recession officially ended so many people cannot find work and the economy remains frail.
The biggest American corporations are reporting record profits, official data shows. But the companies are not investing their windfalls in business expansion, which would mean jobs. Nor are they paying profits out to shareholders as dividends.
Instead, the biggest companies are putting profits into the corporate equivalent of a mattress. They are hoarding what just a few years ago would have been considered unimaginable pools of cash and buying risk-free securities that can be instantly converted to cash, which together are known in accounting parlance as liquid assets.
This is just one of many signs that America’s chief executive officers, chief financial officers and corporate boards are behaving fearfully. They are comparable to the slothful servant in the biblical parable of the talents who buries a fortune in the ground rather than invest it. Their caution, aided by government policy, costs all of us.
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Reaganomics!

aljazeeraamerica:

Opinion: The great corporate cash-hoarding crisis

A troubling change is taking place in American business, one that explains why nearly six years after the Great Recession officially ended so many people cannot find work and the economy remains frail.

The biggest American corporations are reporting record profits, official data shows. But the companies are not investing their windfalls in business expansion, which would mean jobs. Nor are they paying profits out to shareholders as dividends.

Instead, the biggest companies are putting profits into the corporate equivalent of a mattress. They are hoarding what just a few years ago would have been considered unimaginable pools of cash and buying risk-free securities that can be instantly converted to cash, which together are known in accounting parlance as liquid assets.

This is just one of many signs that America’s chief executive officers, chief financial officers and corporate boards are behaving fearfully. They are comparable to the slothful servant in the biblical parable of the talents who buries a fortune in the ground rather than invest it. Their caution, aided by government policy, costs all of us.

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Reaganomics!

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February 23, 2014
Sometimes I feel like I’m on really incompetent teams. I can’t imagine why.

Sometimes I feel like I’m on really incompetent teams. I can’t imagine why.

January 20, 2014

i-hate-the-beach:

laughingalonewithautoresponder:

gaymzee:

“i’m so depressed,” posted the caucasian heterosexual cisgender teenage girl on her blog

“I’m so depressed” posted the person who is clinically depressed and who cannot help their depression despite their privilege because depression does not exclusively affect certain groups.

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September 07, 2013

So I was looking up a Warhammer Fantasy fluff book called The Vile Ratmen and all their Loathsome Kin, and under related books there was one titled simply Wall Street. It was depressingly hilarious.

July 19, 2013

scarletstainedsister:

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shrikestrike:

archiemcphee:

This awesome chair might be comfy, but don’t expect any privacy while you’re sitting on it. Then again, perhaps the ideal person to sit on this chair is someone who enjoys being watched… closely watched.

Upholstered in red velvet that folds into eyelids over hundreds of unblinking plastic eyes, the chair was created by Australian artist/designer Fiona Roberts who named it Scopophilia, which means the “love of looking.”

Thanks to all of those peering peepers, Fiona Roberts has created a piece of furniture that, although named after the love of looking, might just inspire the very antithesis of its namesake: Scopophobia, the fear of being looked at.

Fiona Roberts describes her design:

“A chair is designed to fit, comfort and support the body, but the Scopophilia chair no longer possesses some of these functions, although from a distance it appears to offer them, alternately, the form of the chair is reminiscent of an open-armed hug that invites the viewer into its ‘caress’.”

chair this is very rude

at least don’t squint like that

wow it just looks really condescending 

Wow it’s like someone tore off a bunch of komeiji satori’s third eyes and glued them onto a chair.


… would that be animal abuse or a crime against humanity.

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Dang Tzeentch-ass chair

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July 12, 2013
lexicanumwiki:

The REAL reason the Thousand Sons turned to sorcery was that they were quite pissed off at not being able to solve the Magick Cubus the Space Wolves had sent them.

lexicanumwiki:

The REAL reason the Thousand Sons turned to sorcery was that they were quite pissed off at not being able to solve the Magick Cubus the Space Wolves had sent them.

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June 27, 2013
  • porn site: are you over the age of eighteen?
  • fifteen year old: ...umm... yes *clicks yes*
  • porn site:
  • fifteen year old:
  • cop: *bust down the door* PUT THE PORN DOWN
  • fifteen year old: *starts crying*
  • cop: *pistol whips the fifteen year old* BUSTY ASIAN BABES? NOT ON MY WATCH