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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: Bono Should Do Charity Work In Private

Brian Johnson is no Bon Scott, but he’s got balls.  Kudos to this raunchy Australian for pointing out how pretentious and self-absorbed it is to give and not be silent.

From The Huffington Post:

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is taking on Bono and Bob Geldof for their public displays of charity work.

“When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa,” he told Melbourne’s Herald Sun. “I’m sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry. I become all tyrannical.”

Johnson said that his own band prefers to make their charitable contributions in private.

“Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television,” he said.

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Noreena Hertz: The Economist We Need NOW

I've known Noreena Hertz most of my (and her) life. She's always been my most mentally able friend. I don't know what her IQ is, except that it's off the charts. Her list of achievments at early ages is beyond prodigy. There was a risk, though, of going off the rails, and no doubt some of the more establishment politicians and economists thought that was exactly what she had done when she started writing and speaking about how the underpinnings of modern capitalist economies were unsustainable and inevitably heading towards massive crises. Well she's finally getting her dues, as this profile in Fast Company shows:
Not long ago, economist Noreena Hertz lived at the lefty margins of her field. But her (widely ignored) prediction of the credit crisis and her call for a more evolved form of capitalism have suddenly put her at the center of the universe. Noreena Hertz had to seduce Bono...
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