AMY ALKON ~ I SEE RUDE PEOPLE ~ 2010

~ CPR-IJTMPFO-MM ~ Cell Phone Rudeness – Is Just The Most Prevalent Form Of – Modern Mannerlessness
~ TNR ~ The New Rudeness
~ AGBFTA ~ Assholes Go Back Farther Than Aristole
~ T-ARTB-SF-F-A-TAWA ~ Technology – Allows Rudeness To Be – Spread Farther – Faster – And – To A Wider Audience
~ TTOTAITC ~ The Tragedy Of The Asshole In The Commons
~ RIC;IE ~ Rudeness Isn’t Just Contagious; It’s Epidemic
~ OC-EBT-CR-IPCA-B-MAPOTP-LTM ~ Of Course – Even Better Than – Conflict Resolution – Is Preempting Conflict Altogether – By – Making A Point Of Treating People – Like They Matter
~ TTMTWALN-PPINWTWPC ~ Trying To Make The World A Less Noise-Polluted Place Is No Way To Win Popularity Contests
~ DTRTUCDTSSYWSTLWYWAK ~ Doing The Right Thing Usually Comes Down To Simple Stuff You Were Supposed To Learn When You Were A Kid
~ T.D.C. ~ They. Don’t. Care.
~ TUC ~ The Underparented Child
~ T-H-TOTKMASBFTINSRAIFOM ~ The How-To Of Teaching Kids Manners And Setting Boundaries For Them Is Not Some Rare And Inaccessible Form Of Mysticism
~ YDJSYMOITN-TAAPOTOE ~ You Didn’t Just Send Your Meanness Off Into The Nebulousphere – There’s An Actual Person On The Other End
~ LOTF ~ Lord Of The Fleas
~ TLT ~ Tiny Little Thugs
~ OC-GA-IPABPOWN-EFPWDGALOIIP ~ Of Course – Getting Attention – Is Probably A Big Part Of Web Nastiness – Especially For People Who Don’t Get A Lot Of It In Person
~ INTBN ~ It’s Nice To Be Nice
~ IAITS-IOEOUTGOOOWFOP;ETS-YLTBHIYHO ~ It’s Actually In The Self-Interest Of Each Of Us To Go Out Of Our Way For Other People; Even Total Strangers – You’re Likely To Be Happier If You Help Others
~ PAOKOARBMPHFAEP ~ Performing Acts Of Kindness On A Regular Basis Makes People Happy For An Extended Period ~
~ DGDC-DYFYP-EYTBGFHGYHI-A-CLTAMPS-IAAGSOMIYOL ~ Doing Good Deeds Can – Distract You From Your Problems – Encourage You To Be Grateful For How Good You Have It – And – Can Lead To A More Positive Self-Image And A Greater Sense Of Meaning In Your Own Life

MATT TAIBBI ~ GRIFTOPIA ~ 2010

~ BE-A KOH-TCS-TKNJLDD-OTPI-C-N-COH ~ Bubble Economics – A Kind Of High-Tech Casino Scam – That Kills Neighborhoods Just Like Dope Does – Only The Product Is – Credit – Not – Crack Or Heroin

~ TGC ~ The Grifter Class

~ TIHRS-CPMIHTNTATRIOTP ~ The Insurmountable Hurdle For So-Called Populist Movements Is Having The Nerve To Attack The Rich Instead Of The Poor

~ TDFU-WFT ~ They Don’t Feed Us – We Feed Them

~ ITETPWADAOTDR ~ In The End The Printed Wealth All Disappeared And Only The Debts Remained

~ APRMFTS-GPFTA ~ A Pure Free Market For The Suckers – Golden Parachutes For The Atlases

~ WPFT-IO-AGOHI-O-AAEG-O-AB-NSORAH ~ We Paid For This – Instead Of – A Generation Of Health Insurance – Or – An Alternative Energy Grid – Or – A Brand-New System Of Roads And Highways

~ IYCFASITC-WSITSOL-ID ~ If You Can’t Fit A Story Into The Culture-War Storyline In Ten Seconds Or Less – It Dies

~ OG-AD-DD ~ Organized Greed – Always Defeats – Disorganized Democracy

~ BIAF-TDS ~ Born In A Four-Thousand Dollar Suite

~ AYHHIWBFYTMMISFYABFDAW ~ Ask Yourself How Hard It Would Be For You To Make Money If Someone Fronted You A Billion Free Dollars A Week

~ S-BOYH-ETD-TBT-YABJ ~ Stolen – Billions Of Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars – To Buy Themselves – Yachts And BlowJobs