Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

end grains

Reclaimed mahogany, cherry, hickory, oak and walnut. $85.

Birch, $40.

Solid hickory, $80.

Reclaimed ash, Brazilian cherry and mahogany accents, cherry legs. $45.


A small set of reclaimed ambrosia maple blocks (and soon table) in this little gallery as well. (Update: already sold).

in a nutshell

Branko Milanovic:

The real cause of the crisis lies in huge inequalities in income distribution which generated much larger investable funds than could be profitably employed. The political problem of insufficient economic growth of the middle class was then “solved” by opening the floodgates of the cheap credit. And the opening of the credit floodgates, to placate the middle class, was needed because in a democratic system, an excessively unequal model of development cannot coexist with political stability.

–courtesy of i cite. Good to see articles reiterating stuff we learned from "The Giant Pool of Money", stuff that obviously needs to be reiterated, while simultaneously talking more directly and forcefully about income inequality as perhaps the most fundamental cause of instability. Shocking.

Reasonable sentiments also noted in the words of AWP.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


The man should obviously replace Geithner or Summers:

Friday, May 01, 2009

the dirty 12 - "owned" by banks in Congress

Even if there wasn't an exclusive Chapter 11 welfare trough for the criminally incompetent, and a global-economy-devastating pandemic of foreclosures on what used to be the American middle class, this would be just appalling:

The online contact information for the democratic sell-out senators who deserve all the anger a spoiled and complacent country could possibly muster:

Max Baucus (Mont.),
Michael Bennet (Colo.),
Robert Byrd (W.Va.),
Byron Dorgan (N.D.),
Tim Johnson (S.D.),
Mary Landrieu (La.),
Blanche Lincoln (Ark.),
Ben Nelson (Neb.),
Mark Pryor (Ark.),
Jon Tester (Mont.),
Tom Carper (Del.),
Arlen Specter (Penn, a Dem in name only),