Cory Doctorow and Konstantine Anthony

Report: Studio bosses plan to stay away from bargaining table in gambit to starve writers into submission

Via Deadline: “’The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses,’ a studio executive told Deadline. Acknowledging the cold-as-ice approach, several other sources reiterated the statement. One insider called it ‘a cruel but necessary evil.'”


Trickle down doesn’t: New study finds that income inequality makes the wealthy less generous

Bloomberg reports: “If Charles Dickens’s Victorian London had more income equality, Ebenezer Scrooge wouldn’t have been such a miser. That’s the implication of new research that suggests inequality makes wealthy people less generous. The study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to probe how inequality influences altruism.”