RIP JAWN, AKOISME.
A minute of prayer for the soul of our fellow tumblrista, Jawn. Unlike most of the people who reblogged this post, i’m not a close friend of Jawn. But when I read this from a friend’s post on twitter I felt bad. I’ve read last night that he’s brain dead because of a motor…
Via Ancora Imparo
bringing this back because important
I appreciate soap so much because look at it
so much time and careful handiwork must go into making these
some are pretty beautiful
or wicked adorable
you can give it to a loved one
or just sit there and drool at it
but you dudes had better appreciate the heck out of your soap
The Soap Fandom doesn’t fuck around.
Via John Green's tumblr
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.