Hugh Hefner – Hegemon, Hedonist…Our Fucking Hero!

Obituary – Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) Icon, iconoclast, dream weaver and cultural achiever, Hef died at the age of 91. He was a gentleman hedonist and real-deal feminist! “Women have traditionally been either put on pedestals or damned as the source of all sexual temptation and sin. These are two sides of the same coin, since…

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‘War Dogs’ – Slick visuals and smart stats on the global arms biz

Contemplating the Global Military Industrial Complex We ponder the global arms trade with a few slick visuals and some smart stats.  The below visuals and density functions depict the global weapons trade of late. Created by savvy data scientist Hai Nguyen Mau, each relationship plots the value of the arms business between the respective countries…

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Hello, RMB | 你好,人民币

Hello, RMB – 你好, 人民币 The Chinese currency, aka the yuan, aka the RMB, aka ‘the people’s currency’ has officially made it into the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies Over the weekend, the controversial Chinese currency was added to the IMF‘s special drawing rights (SDR) basket, joining the US dollar, the euro, the yen, and…

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