On President Trump’s Assumption of Another Man’s Arms

Recently, the arms used by the Trump Organization has come into the public light. The New York Times, on May 28th, 2017, published an article by Danny Hakim entitled The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’. The article outlines the history of the arms, which were granted to Joseph Edward Davies in … Continue reading On President Trump’s Assumption of Another Man’s Arms

In deference to true heraldic artists

I recently stumbled upon A Message from Andrew Stewart Jamieson in which he contrasts true "heraldic artists" with "fraudsters, amateurs, and con artists who, calling themselves heraldic artists, offer substandard, commercial services to unsuspecting clients and patrons". On the same site was a post titled Heraldic Art and Copyright Infringement, both of which are written on … Continue reading In deference to true heraldic artists

Is a degree worth it? Part II

One of my favorite rants, the debasement of educational currency: 5 Reasons Why Your New Bachelor’s Degree Is Worthless: With the increasing cost of college tuition, student loan debt, job scarcity, and opportunities for entrepreneurship online, is it any wonder that grads are wondering: “was getting my degree worthwhile?”Well, that’s up to you do to … Continue reading Is a degree worth it? Part II

Caution towards a cashless society, part II

Another article on going cashless:A Cashless, High-Value, Anonymous Currency: How?: jfruh writes "The cashless future is one of those concepts that always seems to be just around the corner, but never quite gets here. There's been a lot of hype around Sweden going almost cashless, but most transactions there use easily traceable credit and debit … Continue reading Caution towards a cashless society, part II

Artisan Resurgence

From Der Spiegel:Backlash against Consumerism: Handicraft Sites Turn Hobbies into Big Business: Internet companies like Etsy and Germany's DaWanda are helping to promote a renaissance in handicrafts in Europe and around the world. The firms provide platforms that enable individual artisans to sell their wares on the web in a growing market niche. And business is … Continue reading Artisan Resurgence