The Liquidation of Society versus the Global Labor Revival
Matt Stoller | new deal 2.0 | 24 February 2011
Interesting on recent labour protests: "to the extent that global labor
arbitrage relies on sweatshops and environmental degradation in poor
countries for cheap goods, successful strikes in poor countries undercuts
the whole system"
Ken Silverstein | Foreign Policy | 22 February 2011
Remarkable profile of son of Equatorial Guinea dictator. Lives above Malibu
in a giant mansion surrounded by Hollywood celebs; fantastically corrupt
with no respect for local laws; expect Playboy bunnies, Bugattis and bags of
Pro Sports Vs. The Web Pirates
Brad Stone | Businessweek | 24 February 2011
"Sports leagues once viewed the Internet's disruption of other entertainment
industries from a relatively safe perch." Not any more. Recent tech advances
have allowed pirates to hijack broadcast signals easily. Can they be
East German Children's Home Prisoners Ignored
Maximilian Popp & Steffen Winter | Spiegel | 25 February 2011
Powerful but distressing account of horrendous conditions endured by
children placed into care. "Unlike their fellow sufferers in the West, they
are still waiting for a full reappraisal of the past"
What Makes A Great Speech?
Mary Beard | Guardian | 26 February 2011
Wonderful report on historical approaches to oratory. Demosthenes, possibly
greatest speaker of all, advised stammerers to "go down to the seashore,
fill your mouth with pebbles, and force your words to overcome the
Berkshire Hathaway Inc
Warren Buffett et al | Berkshire Hathaway | 26 February 2011
Warren Buffett gives his verdict on the economy and the investment outlook.
27 pages in total; some optimism.“Human potential is far from exhausted” and
"now, as in 1776, 1861, 1932 & 1941, America’s best days lie ahead"
Today's FiveBooks Interview
Stephen Baker on =WATSON=
Former _BusinessWeek_ writer recommends five books that deepen our
understanding of the science and psychology behind _Jeopardy!_’s computer
champion, Watson Continue reading…
Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
the history of journalism Continue reading…
Book of the Day
The Night Inspector
-by Frederick Busch -
_Ben Greenman says:_ "This book goes right back into the middle of
19th-century New York City ... it's about a guy who was a sharpshooter in
the war who then returns to the city."
From @reality_hurts: The absurd obsession with Israel is laid bare - A
rare voice of sanity at The Guardian - bit.ly/hqmqDP _#browsings_
More user recommended #browsings…
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