Monday, June 20, 2011

Links New and Old

'Wikipedia isn't about human potential, whatever Wales says' - UK Guardian 1

"Wales speaks a language of corporate collectivism that would not be out of place in Rand's novels. Hyperbolically, it's where docile workers express joy that wonderful capitalists have provided the means of production, enabling glorious collective enterprises such as a laissez-faire market. This sounds strange to people who don't know about esoteric business-worshipping ideologies, and so mistakenly assume that phrases like "collective action" automatically indicate communism. Just think of a viewpoint which regards a powerless proletariat labouring to produce wealth for owners as being the highest social achievement, and the connections should be clearer."

'Radhey Shyam Roy, Indian Executive Burned To Death By Fired Workers' - Huff Po 2

'UN General Assembly President Praises Venezuela for Development Goals Progress'3

Chavez is no clown.


'Cancer linked to cold war bomb tests' - UK Guardian 4

"A US government study says that the fallout from cold war nuclear tests carried out by the US, Britain, France and the Soviet Union has caused the death of an estimated 15,000 Americans. "

Fukushima will kill many many people, silently.


'Report: Bin Laden Already Dead' - Fox News 5

From 2001


'Long-Prized Tech Visas Lose Cachet- WSJ 6

Good luck importing all that skilled labor as the rest of the world catches up, fast; meanwhile the American education system starves.


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