The Baffler,  January 12, 2015

Daily Bafflements


Photo by Brad Fleckinger
Photo by Brad Fleckinger

• Oh, good! Finally! “Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye Toward Education,” reports the New York Times. According to one research analyst, the obvious question everyone is asking is, “How are you going to monetize those users?”

• Via the Daily Beast, meet the people making a profit off of the “I Can’t Breathe” and, alternately, “Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law” T-shirts.

• Blocks away from luxury high-rises being built with money from Venezuela, Hong Kong, and Argentina, Miami’s poor families live on $11 a day.

• Today in Billionaires: “The 100 biggest donors of 2014 gave nearly $174 million to Democrats, compared to more than $140 million to Republicans,” according to analysis by Politico. And it wasn’t just Tom Steyer’s money bumping up that total (although he did give a lot): “Donors who gave mostly or exclusively to Democrats held down 52 of the top 100 spots.”

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