Andrew Hill | FT | 25 November 2011
Goldman Sachs of consulting. Alumni everywhere. Clients buy the firm's
skills, also its influence. Top manager costs $164,165 a week. A reputation
business. Trust vital. So how much damage has the Galleon scandal done?
Uncharted Waters: Thinking Through Syria’s Dynamics
Anonymous | International Crisis Group | 24 November 2011
Get up to speed on Syria with this briefing paper (PDF) on deepening crisis
there. Public debate about country's future has mostly ignored five key
issues that will shape events. Here's what they are, and what they mean
Jewish Mathematicians In Nazi Germany
Ofer Aderet | Haaretz | 25 November 2011
German Mathematical Society dusts off its archives from the Nazi years. "The
Mathematical Society didn't care about the Jews. They collaborated at every
level. They expelled the Jewish members even before they were compelled to"
Raymond Tallis | Philosophy Now | 8 November 2011
Philosopher tackles mathematical notion of a point. Prepare for Euclid,
Zeno. "Exposing the distance between mathematical points and real spatial
locations is a way of reminding ourselves of the distance between maths and
the world" Comments
Leave The Cake With The File In It Right Here
Michael Wilson | NYT | 25 November 2011
What visitors try to sneak into Rikers Island jail, and how prison staff
spot and stop the trade. "This week: six cellphones, three canisters of
pepper spray, eight blades, two forks, two pairs of scissors and a needle"
The Economic Battlefield Of The NBA Lockout
David Berri | Freakonomics | 21 November 2011
Economics professor analyses negotiating strategy of NBA owners and players,
still locked in dispute about redividing the pie. It's a case of monopsony
vs monopoly and how leverage changes over time. Interesting, and fun
Santigold on Musical Influences
The singer-songwriter took an unusual route to becoming a performer. She
tells us how she got started, how to get what you want in the music business
and how an extraordinary range of influences continue to inspire her
Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here Read on
@polit2k RT @evgenymorozov: The Russian Internet Becomes More
Opaque t.co/0DI8j9H0 #browsings #gfc2 More like this
Book of the Day
Book of the Day
1491 by Charles C Mann
Colin Calloway says: “Mann shows that the Americas were not just an
empty world waiting for Europeans to arrive – but a place where there were
great cities” FiveBooks Archive
Video of the Day
The Social Network 2 (Official Trailer)
World without Facebook. "I'd like to request that you be my friend"
Quote of the Day
Andrew Brown, on Catholic dogma
"Whatever is forbidden is what's actually going on"
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