The business card that’s also a snack. The idea is to use lasers to burn your contact info into beef jerky. Lasers. “Unlike other business cards, MEAT CARDS will retain value after the econopocalypse. Hoard and barter your calorie-rich, life-sustaining cards.” View Image ›
Kurland, former No. 2 at mortgage company Countrywide, is now raking in the dough by buying up failed mortgages. His story kind of boggles the mind. Read More ›
The polarizing philosopher and dating-site-sponsor has all the solutions to your economic woes. Or she is to blame! It depends on whether you believe in Free Trade with a capital FT, courtesy of Alan Greenspan. You could also believe that she is responsible for inflating the egos of all the day traders who got us into this mess, but that’s not really a solution. So let’s go with Option A. Read More ›
This is the official logo of the recently laid off and the formerly hopeful. Brought to you by ASSME, the American Society for Shitcanned Media Elites, a “support organization for newly downsized members of the magazine, newspaper, book publishing, advertising, TV and web industries.” View Image ›
The only upside to California’s high foreclosure rate: A huge surge in the number of abandoned pools skateboarders can take over. The NY Times reports on how skateboarders around Fresno are finding and draining the pools of recently foreclosed houses, turning them into skate parks. Read More ›
The Wall Street Journal has a great story on how the global financial crisis caused Iceland’s entire economy to collapse. Poor Bjork!
The NYT examines the role that bonuses played in the financial breakdown. This chart compares the bonuses in the fixed-income division of Merrill Lynch to its profits as a whole. Summary: it pays to totally fuck up the financial system. View Image ›