I seem to recall reading a great comment somewhere on the site sketching out a critique of the political economy of Into the Badlands. I can't find it in my favorites or in any of the FanFare posts for the show, and can't remember enough keywords to be useful in a Google search. I first read it in the past couple months or so, but it could be older than that. Please help me find it - thanks in advance!
Looking for a post made in the last couple of months about the banking crisis (or similar economic subject) with a well-known economist doing drawings on a big pad. [more inside]
In 2007, I quit my job at a startup and moved across the country to work at Amazon. I did this because starting in 2006 (I believe), I'd been reading on Metafilter about the housing bubble and the crisis that would result when it popped, and I felt that I needed to be in a more secure financial situation. Unfortunately, I didn't have an account back then, so I don't have favorites. What's the earliest post on the blue about the mortgage crisis. [more inside]
I was reading CNN today and saw these two separate articles and thought that they were related. [more inside]
How do the economics of MetaFilter work? I know this may be kind of rude to even ask, but it seems to me that this is an awful lot of coding and maintenance to be financed only by five dollar donations and small non-intrusive ads. Speaking of advertisements, does it cost Matt money if I use adblock to remove the ads before I even see them?
I nominate this thread for sidebar acknowledgement.