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'Your Son Is Being Tortured. He Will Die If You Don't Pay'
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad | Guardian | 16 January 2012
Horrifying, important account of corruption and lack of humanity in Iraq.
"You pay $300,000 to buy a post as a security chief of a neighbourhood for a
year and you have to get your money back. It's like an investment"
The Rise And Consequences Of Inequality In The United States
Alan Krueger | Center For American Progress | 12 January 2012
Share of income going to top 1% has reached "mindboggling" levels. Middle
class has shrunk, economic mobility has fallen. Here's why it happened, what
it means, and what to do about it (10-page PDF with additional PowerPoint
Mr Daisey And The Apple Factory
Mike Daisey | This American Life | 13 January 2012
Transcript of radio show in which reporter visits Foxconn factory in
Shenzhen, China, where iPhones are made. 430,000 workers, many underage,
working in conditions unimaginable to those in the West. Eye-opening,
compelling, shocking Comments
A Meditation On Money
John Médaille | Front Porch Republic | 13 January 2012
Economists tend to think that barter comes first, followed by money, then
credit systems. But, as David Graeber has shown, historical evidence points
in the opposite direction. Barter emerges when credit and money collapse
Love, Boxing, And Hunter S Thompson
John Kaye | LA Review of Books | 15 January 2012
Wild romp through screenwriter's life, as he recalls trips to New Orleans,
boxing bouts, and bizarre encounters with _Fear and Loathing_ author. Very
enjoyable but beware: Contains drugs, casual sex, crudity and profanity
The Joy Of Six: Darts
Scott Murray | Guardian | 13 January 2012
Great moments in darts, "the last resort of thoroughly improbable people".
Featuring Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Keith Talent, Jocky Wilson, Phil Taylor.
"Jocky is a man of few words, most of them, 'I cannae believe it'"
Amanda Smith on Newspaper Dynasties
From the Hearsts to the Murdochs, powerful families have often controlled
the newspapers we read. The author, and Kennedy family member, tells us why
they do it and where it leads Read on
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Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
eventful, unconventional lives. RIP Read on
_@Psych_Doc_ It's Blue Monday: the most depressing day of the year? a
psychologist explains on _@guardianscience_ t.co/nEJ09b4W #browsings
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The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
Henry Hitchings says: “In this book he analyses how our words relate to
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Fotoshop By Adobé
"My skin feels like plastic". Quite decent of Adobe to leave this up, all
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Quote of the Day
Corey Robin, on conservatism
"When the conservative looks upon a democratic movement, he sees a
terrible disturbance in the private life of power"
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