This week’s highlights is super-sized because I skipped last week. Follow me on twitter and you’ll see many of these links early:
30 Facts About Debt In America — It’s hard not to be shocked by this. “#5 For households that have credit card debt, the average amount of credit card ebt is an astounding $15,799.”
10 Places Not To Use Your Debit Card? — Steve Stewart wrote this fantastic article a year ago. Unfortunately, it’s just as true today as it was back then.
You Think You’re Free? — Matt Rawling has a great article critiquing the FDA shutting down an Amish farmer for selling his milk to a few locals. You should also read the Washington Times article about it. Completely ridiculous!
Academic Hypocricy- I’ll just quote this Thomas Sowell article, “if any business operated this way, selling customers something that was very costly in time and money, and which the sellers knew in advance was almost certain to disappoint their expectations, academics would be bursting with indignation — and demanding full disclosure to the customers, if not criminal prosecutions. But The Chronicle of Higher Education reports “faculty resistance” to collecting and publishing information on what happens to a university’s history Ph.D.s after they leave the ivy-covered walls with high hopes and low prospects.”
Why Pirate TV Shows? — This great comic shows the pitfalls of trying to legally watch a TV show in the modern age. (warning: language)
What Publishers Can Learn From Airlines — This tongue in cheek article is required reading for publishers, book lovers, and anyone who has tried to fly recently.
Static Shock Blackout Trailer — I loved Static Shock when I was a kid and I was especially happy when this fan film was funded on Kickstarter. Check out the trailer!