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Are 18% of French people racist? 

This is the part where every brown person in France shakes their head and says, “Hell yeah, fucking right”. Instead, we get some weak rationalization. Instead of actually consulting the targets of racism, they talk about changes in her platform that are eerily similar to every other racist organization over the past few decades.

Argentina Was Right

For anyone in search of more opinions about Argentina’s decision to nationalize their oil. This was a piece written by Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira in Folha, translated from Portuguese to English by naked keynesianism. I agree with him for the most part, but he’s a bit hardcore about shrugging off foreign capital. Just ask Russia’s Gazprom how devastating it can be when investors flee en masse.

Beyond Kony 2012

I’ll be honest. I feel fucking horrible that I decided to download it for free. All I can really do at this point is hope you don’t do the same. About the book:


This book is for those who know a little about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and want to know more.

Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 has become the most viral video ever. Concerned citizens around the world, from middle school students to celebrities like Oprah and Justin Bieber, watched the film and shared it with their friends. It has now been viewed more than 87 million times.

That success was soon met by a critical backlash. Critics nearly as varied as the campaign’s supporters pointed out that Invisible Children was offering an oversimplified, even misleading narrative. They faulted the campaign for failing to provide a context for the LRA conflict, and pointed out that the video portrayed Africans as either helpless victims, or heartless killers.

This book is both a collection of that criticism, and a constructive response to it. The authors each wrote a short essay offering information that they felt was missing from the video, or explaining how they thought the campaign could be improved.

A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’

The fourth one is the best.

Enjoy The Entire Tumblr But This IS The One That Got

Humble People Are More Helpful

Reminds me of the time we found out broke people are more generous than their rich counterparts.  Yay for good people.

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