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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Entrepreneur State

Investing in entrepreneurs. The Atlantic

An Armed Insurrection Over Health Care?

An interview with Mike Vanderboegh. By Matt Gertz, Media Matters for America, RSN.

Obama the Socialist? Not Even Close.

An opinion piece for the NYTimes by Milos Forman, cautioning against the dangers of another Marx.

Why Isn't Wall St. in Jail?

2011 Rolling Stone. Matt Taibbi

The Science of Compassion

Turns out things in our environment can trigger feelings of empathy and acts of selflessness. NYTimes

Global Warming's Terrifying Math

by Bill McKibbin, for Rolling Stone

Gun Control. Again.

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Aurora, some articles and a rant.

The Philosophy of the Technology of the Gun. Evan Selinger for The Atlantic.
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Eliminated Virtually All Shooting Deaths. Max Fisher, The Atlantic.
Jason Alexander's tweets on Salon.

Friday, July 13, 2012


What are the values we instill in our children? How do we balance their needs with our own? Some perspectives:

1. "SPOILED ROTTEN/ Why do kids rule the roost?" by Elizabeth Kolbert for The New Yorker.
2. "THE CASE AGAINST KIDS/ Is procreation immoral?" also by Elizabeth Kolbert for The New Yorker.
3. Stephen Colbert's interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter (who wrote "Why Women Can't Have it All" for The Atlantic)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

7 Things 'Good Parents' Do That Screw Up Kids For Life

from Cracked.

(Spoiler Alert: #2. Heaping Praise On Them)

The Nightingale: La Jolla, Moises Kaufman, and Zero Chinese People in a Show Set in China.

 "It’s a little perturbing to see that only Kimiko Glenn has been cast in a show set in China, Feudal China – and for those who may not have picked up on it, Kimiko is  a Japanese name – I don’t care, happy she is working, I’m just using it to point out – there are NO CHINESE PEOPLE IN A SHOW SET IN CHINA."   - from fairyprincessdiaries.

Video of puppetry in the show.

What Happens When You Don't Need Labor?

The Atlantic asks.

And a radical solution is proffered in the Financial Times.

Just When You Thought the Banks Couldn't Be Worse

LIBOR Scandal, Economist, 7/7

I Have the Biggest Crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson

He's here on talking about the Higgs-Boson, women in science, and embracing our own ignorance.

Just. Love.