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That Time in 1979 When the U.S. Government Defaulted

© Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool/Corbis As the Congressional debate over the debt ceiling rages on this week, more analysts are raising the question of what would happen if the country defaults on U.S. Treasury bonds. For finance types, the notion of the U.S. government defaulting is nearly unthinkable; Treasury securities are considered to be effectively risk-free. Murmurs that [...]

Default Facebook Avatars

Paris-based photographer Thomas M. made a set of pictures showing people as the default Facebook profile image. He writes “The aim of this project is to humanize the Facebook default avatar provided at the first login.” Mission accomplished. Link via Walyou | Artist’s Website