Capitalism Vs The Climate
Naomi Klein | Nation | 9 November 2011
"Climate change detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary
conservatism rests." To resolve the ecological crisis will require radical
overhaul of free market capitalism. Outstanding essay explains why
The Food At Our Feet
Jane Kramer | New Yorker | 14 November 2011
Pursuit of wild food has become fashionable. But wrap up, and take care.
Writer goes foraging with the experts for wild asparagus, beach horseradish,
orchid roots with more protein than _filet de boeuf_. And much, much more
Arab Leaders Shouldn't Kill Their People?
Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy | 11 November 2011
Arab Spring endures. Arab League freezes Syria's membership, because
government has killed thousands of opponents. It may not stop Assad, of
course. But since when did Arab leaders care about regimes killing their own
John Hussman | Hussman Funds | 14 November 2011
Fund manager discusses continuing euro crisis. "There is no way to
meaningfully restructure Italian debt without wiping out the capital base of
Europe's banks, and forcing the nationalisation of the entire European
banking system" Comments
From 'Made in China' To 'Bought in China'
J Gabriel Boylan | Boston Globe | 6 November 2011
What happens when China's economy switches big-time to consumption?
Interview with Karl Gerth, Oxford academic. "The best brands will be made
for the Chinese market, available to the Chinese markets first." We'll go
there to shop Comments
Composers As Gardeners
Brian Eno | Edge | 10 November 2011
Two models of the creative process: Control and surrender. The architect
controls. He wields a masterplan definining every detail of the finished
project. The gardener surrenders. He plants seeds, and Nature shapes the
Mary Laven on Renaissance Worlds
New scholarship is opening up different ways of looking at the Renaissance.
The historian explains what we should read to gain a wider appreciation of
this key period in European history Read on
Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
challenge President Obama Read on
_@_whitebluewhite The Newspaper That *Almost* Seized the Future: an epic
Silicon Valley story t.co/6CmIiJUU #browsings More like this
Book of the Day
Book of the Day
Four Fish by Paul Greenberg
Barry Estabrook says: “He doesn’t condemn fish farming outright but he
explores ways to do it so that we continue to fish in what is the last wild
place where we get our food” FiveBooks Archive
Video of the Day
John Lewis: Christmas Advert 2011
You have children, yes? A heart not made of stone, yes? Then prepare to shed
a tear More videos
Quote of the Day
John Gray, on evolution
"The main point about Darwinian evolution is that it is a process of
drift, with no purpose or direction"
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