‘Lobotomized journalism’: Salon writer argues for race-based wealth redistribution

Remember when Salon offered intelligent, well-thought-out arguments? Yeah, neither do we. Here’s a recent offering from the online mag rag:
Oh, this should be good.
Check out writer Matt Bruenig doing his best to justify redistribution of “wealth along racial lines,” facts and logic be damned:

As Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking book “Capital in the 21st Century” has detailed: wealth has a tendency in a capitalist economy to concentrate into the hands of a few and travel down generations through gifts and inheritances. Even if racism were wiped out tomorrow and equal treatment became the norm, it would never cease being the case that the average white person has more wealth than the average black person. We could equalize everything else in society, and racial wealth inequality–plus all of the political power disparities that accompany such a thing–would continue into perpetuity.

Thus, those actually serious about righting the wrongs of enslavement and Jim Crow apartheid must support more drastic leveling efforts. Beefed up anti-discrimination, which is both necessary and good, will not be enough. Ideally, we could work towards reparations in the form of redistributing wealth along racial lines. With that an unlikely possibility though, we can at least think about ways to redistribute wealth more generally from those with wealth to those without it, something that would have a similar, albeit more attenuated, effect as reparations given who the wealthy and non-wealthy happen to be.

Serious, you guys.
Oh, Salon … you’re so predictable!
For the record, Salon, we prefer to stick with what works:
We like the sound of that.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/lobotomized-journalism-salon-writer-argues-for-race-based-wealth-redistribution/

Salon calls Uber ‘the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism’

What has Salon does this time, and are we sure it’s not the Salon parody account? It’s published a piece entitled, “Why Uber must be stopped,” noting that the app-driven ride sharing service “is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism.”
Pretty much. What writer Andrew Leonard is trying to say is this, whatever this means:

Whichever side you fall on, the story is fascinating. There’s little doubt that Uber is the closest thing we’ve got today to the living, breathing essence of unrestrained capitalism. This is like watching Andrew Carnegie or John D. Rockefeller in action. This is how robber barons play. From top to bottom, the company flaunts a street-fighter ethos.

The real question we should be asking ourselves is this: What happens when a company with the DNA of Uber ends up winning it all? What happens when the local taxi companies are destroyed and Lyft is crushed? When Uber has dominant market position in every major city on the globe? “UberEverywhere” isn’t a joke. It’s a mantra, a call to arms, a holy ideology.

So, in short, Uber’s doing pretty well?
Why Uber must be stopped. Leftists upset that capitalism & competition aren't pretty
#tcot #tlot

salon.com/2014/08/31/why…— Founding Ideals (@founding_ideals) August 31, 2014
For an even more detailed takedown of Salon’s piece, be sure to check out Steven Hayward’s post at Powerline, “Uber Meets Liberalism Uber Alles,” complete with historical context:

Why Airplanes Must Be Stopped

These greedy Wright brothers are threatening to upend city-to-city rail service with their dangerous flying contraptions . . . Wait, what? You mean the railroads were the original Robber Barons? Oh, never mind. . .


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/31/salon-calls-ride-sharing-service-uber-the-embodiment-of-unrestrained-hyper-capitalism/

What to Look for in a Denver Waxing Salon

There are a lot of Denver waxing salon establishments to choose from. Unfortunately, this often leads to people thinking that they are all essentially the same and that it really doesn’t matter which one they choose. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. So many salons out there just don’t hire the right people to do their waxing jobs. Without trained and experienced professionals, waxes that are not done properly, that leave behind redness, bumps and pain, and/or that deliver short-lived results are all too common. That’s why, first and foremost, you want to find a salon that takes pride in its staff and hires only the most credentialed to perform waxes.

Plus, if you are at all worried about the pain of getting a wax performed, know that choosing the wrong Denver waxing salon can make it so much worse. While no wax job will be fully pain free, having the right person do the job can definitely reduce the discomfort by quite a bit. A gentle, soothing touch, which is what you’ll find with the best professionals, can go a long way in putting you at ease and making your waxing experience that much more enjoyable.

You also have to keep in mind that waxing runs the risk of being quite unhygienic when performed improperly. You wouldn’t, for example, want to have the hair of other clients on or around your skin or waxing products. Furthermore, you won’t want to pick a salon that reuses wax or that doesn’t keep a clean atmosphere. That is just asking for trouble, especially when you get into waxing your more sensitive and/or private areas. To avoid potential problems, know the health rating of any salon you use, and don’t settle for less than pristine.

Obviously, you should never just choose the first salon that you find. Instead, you should take the time to read online reviews, visit the websites of various salons that interest you, and listen to word of mouth (that really is the very best way) to find a reputable waxing salon that will make your experience unforgettable—for the right reasons. 

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