Income inequality: Useless catchphrase or... →
Former Harvard prof. James Q. Wilson magnificently urges readers of this Wash. Post op-ed to deal with the issue of poverty instead of fixating on the gap between rich and poor. After all, he argues, Greece has an extremely small gap between rich and poor … but we’re not all about to imitate that country’s fiscal policies.
Investigative reporting in the Web era →
Great overview explaining our nation’s persisting need for investigative journalists to invest time, money (and reputation!) in uncovering things, by the Editor-in-chief over at ProPublica. Worth more than a casual read!
Social networks, search engines unite against web...
While the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives is meant to raise awareness about the dangers of pirate web sites — it’s also revealing the collective consciousness (and leverage?) of the social sites and Silicon Valley giants it threatens. As Google blacks out its logo and major web sites like Wikipedia take a day-long hiatus, maybe Americans will stop and think...
World Bank warns of global recession →
It’s official, folks. The World Bank has put its stamp on an upcoming global recession, forecasting a capsizing of the global economy due to the muddled finances of the Euro-zone. Get ready to face the music! I’m just glad we’ve been warned.
Unintended consequences of "One Child" →
The Washington Post calls it a “dilemma”… where to spend Chinese New Year has never been so stressful, apparently. But for a generation of only-children in China who are now married to other only children as a result of the one child policy, there’s a catch-22 for which set of elderly, lonely parents to visit. The problem, mind you, is not the generation of isolated...
Stop Online Piracy Act prompts Wikipedia blackout... →
Seriously, try it. The English language Wikipedia is down today, January 18, 2012, in protest of the legislation. As Wash Post says — time to go old school!