Physical and operational structures already exist that could help USPS offer basic financial services: prepaid debit cards, mobile transactions, new check cashing services, savings accounts, and even simple, small-dollar loans.
—via Yes Magazine
I’ve made a movie soundtrack playlist. It’s composed of soundtracks I’ve liked or ones recommended to me. Movies include the following:
Garden State (soundtrack)
Romeo + Juliette
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Pump Up the Volume
If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives, and lending our name to minor-league politicians, what would we have to say?
Honestly the author has a lot of good points, but the title is wrong. The article is a list of things the church should be saying. There is only one thing it needs to say. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being an active and enthusiastic vessel for racism, discrimination, violence, child abuse, bigotry, entitlement, cruelty and vice. I’m sorry for working tirelessly for the last thousand years to make the world an overall worse place to exist.” If it wants, it can throw in an “I’m a failure” for good measure.
Bookstores almost always fail not because of e-books, but because of rent increases. This is true of a lot of interesting, marginal businesses, especially in cities with housing bubbles (and Victoria is not cheap.) Prices go out of line with income, rents follow, and interesting stores which need low rent die. So you wind up with a whole bunch of chain stores or boutiques operations selling overpriced goods and services who can make the rent.
Felix Salmon wrote a post recently on the economics of driving for Uber. Following up on Uber’s recent claims that the “median small business income with uberX” in NYC is more than $90,766, Felix r…
“With each transformation, the industry has shifted profits away from the drivers while pushing onto them a greater share of costs and liabilities.”
~ Uber PR is a little rosier than reality.