Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Wire ... and remainders

Quote du jour: Here's my pitch as to why you should watch The Wire (and why watching it will make you a better person):

"The world of corporate finance and corporate capital is as criminogenic and probably more criminogenic than any poverty-wracked slum neighborhood. The distinctions drawn between business, politics, and organized crime are at best artificial and in reality irrelevant. Rather than being dysfunctions, corporate crime, white-collar crime, organized crime, and political corruption are mainstays of American political-economic life. There is precious little difference between those people who society designates as respectable and law abiding and those people society castigates as hoodlums and thugs."

Embrace your inner Math nerd.

Blog du jour: The Iranian Prospect ... an Iranian journalist with some good arguments for better relations with Iran.

MediaMatters, as always, does a wonderful job breaking down the back-and-forth over Hil's Evil Men flap.