Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Tay Zonday Explains the Econ-O-May

Okay, I took numerous economics classes at a fancy university. But this song — “Mama Economy (The Economy Explained)” — by well-known YouTube video singer Tay Zonday, does a better job than all my professors combined.

It is a lot of wisdom from the “Chocolate Rain” dude.

Conclusion: If this economy was a mama, she would sure be a mean one.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work