If you’re only going to watch one episode of The Daily Show, this is the one to see. (No, it’s not the one with Jim Cramer.)
Archives for March 2009
Dirty Math opens this weekend, and our media blitz has begun.
Check out an interview with writer/director Matt Slaybaugh at Columbus Underground, in which he declares, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore”.
Matt also talked to the Dispatch’s Michael Grossberg last week. and some excepts from that conversation show up on his Theater Talk blog. Find out why Dirty Math might be like Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete Wrks of William Shakespeare (abridged).
UPDATE: We’re also in the new OSU Weekly.
Get ’em here, get ’em while they’re hot. And boy are they hot.
The official Dirty Math t-shirts are available online right now from local t-shirt queens Skreened. A portion of all proceeds benefit the show, so don’t wait.
Oh, and if you’re like me and you just can’t wait, head down to the brick-n-mortar shop at 3327 N. High St., where the staff is always friendly, and good-looking, too. They’ll make your shirts while you wait. Yeah, it’s exactly that cool.
Left to right
Panic, edited by Michael Lewis
The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
Deep Economy, Bill McKibben
Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman
Bad Money, Kevin Phillips
Origins of the Crash, Roger Lowenstein
The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman
The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein
Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips
I.O.U.S.A., Addison Wiggin, Kate Incontrera, and David Walker
The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs
Class Matters, by The New York Times and Bill Keller
The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman
The People’s History of the United States, Harold Zinn
Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis
The Secret History of the American Empire, John Perkins
The Mystery of Capital, Hernando de Soto
Supercapitalism, Robert B. Reich
Where Does the Money Go?, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson
Turbo Capitalism, Edward Luttwak
The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown, Charles R. Morris
The Great Crash of 1929, John Kenneth Galbraith
The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas Friedman
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins
The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan
several episodes of This American Life
We’re still taking suggestions please comment below.
I’m absolutely stunned. Completely flabbergasted. The Dow dropped below 7,000 for the first time since 1997. Read all about at the NY Times website. This isn’t a small thing, my friends. Like it or not, this crisis is everywhere, and if it hasn’t yet, it’s soon gonna hit you where you live.
But what are we supposed to do? Save, save, save, right? Maybe not.
As Paul Krugman pointed out yesterday, a saving glut is part of what got us into this mess. And I’m sure we all remember when Japan was criticized for not encouraging its citizens to shop the country out of a recession.
So, wait, at a time when my economic future looks more tenuous than ever, I should start spending my money?
I’m definitely not suggesting that, but it is important to be aware of the paradox. For now, save well, spend wisely, and keep your eye open for the turn of the tide. (Krugman’s blog is as good a place as any to watch for that.)