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Infographic: Does Big Business Control the World?

by Tim Berry

The infographic here┬áreminds me of the 1970′s movie Rollerball, in which the world was controlled by seven corporations: food, energy, entertainment, transportation, etc. It seemed at the time, when I saw it, like a reasonable guess at the future. But then there’s the change led by technology, which seems to splinter the world and allow... Read More »

The Best Country in the World

by Tim Berry

On July 4 we celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. I like the sentiment expressed in this HBO series, from about the third to the eighth minute 3 (3:23 to 8:00). And please stay with it through the positive portion, after the rant, beginning at 6:44). This is from a new HBO series called The... Read More »

too-big-to-fail movie

Be a Fly on the Wall as Wall Street Crumbles

by Tim Berry

I watched Too Big to Fail last night. It’s a 2011 made-for-HBO movie that makes a great drama taken (or so it seems) from actual events. I watched like a fly on the wall as then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen and others dealt with the financial meltdown of 2008. The first reason I liked it... Read More »