North korea vows "no change from us" →
Percentage increase in National Debt by Presidency →
Reagan 189.0% Bush 43 89.0% Bush 41 51.6% Carter 42.6% Clinton 36.0% Obama 34.0%
To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts →
Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is “community.” What happened to community, and why don’t we have it any more? There are many reasons—the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs—and, if you trace the “whys” a...
THE LIST IS COMING →
whats in and whats out for 2012?
The liberty of local bullies →
I have often remarked in the past how libertarianism - at least, its modern American manifestation - is not really about increasing liberty or freedom as an average person would define those terms. An ideal libertarian society would leave the vast majority of people feeling profoundly constrained in many ways. This is because the freedom of the individual can be curtailed not only by the...
A Radical Solution For Global Poverty: Open...
globalvoices: “Various experts postulate that extreme poverty isn’t inevitable. The most radical solution to drastically reducing global poverty would be, for many economic experts, opening the borders between countries and allowing workers to migrate where labor is most needed.” Malagasy blogger Sly writes about the risks of opening the borders: I’m African and while it seems that this...
TYPE NYANIT.COM/any website . com AND PRESS ENTER....
thepolo: Well, looks like I just inadvertently completed the 30 hour famine. Thank you, stomach flu. !!! get better, K.
inappropriate children's joke book
Q: What do you call someone who eats their mother & father?
A: An orphan
Set Fire to the Rain
ShortFormBlog: Nigerian churches bombed by terror... →
shortformblog: 25+ killed in Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria source » Christmas masses targeted: Nigerian terror sect Boko Haram (a strict Muslim group) has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which hit five targets, three of which appeared to be Christian churches holding Christmas services…. =\
One teachers approach to preventing gender...
togetherforjacksoncountykids: “It’s Okay to be Neither,” By Melissa Bollow Tempel Alie arrived at our 1st-grade classroom wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. I asked her to take off her hood, and she refused. I thought she was just being difficult and ignored it. After breakfast we got in line for art, and I noticed that she still had not removed her hood. When we arrived at the art room, I said:...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-18) →
Robyn (6) Kreesha Turner (3) Britney Spears (3) Jay-Z (2) Discovery (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Jonathan safran foer is going to break your heart →
Kim Jong Il is dead, and millions of North Koreans... →
theskinofourteeth: Go to google Type “Let it Snow” Press Enter This is awesome.
The Walmartization of America Redux: How the... →
It’s a sprint to the bottom. Lower wages; dangerous working conditions; more pollution; greater liquidation of natural capital; more global warming; less happiness. Globalization – the handmaiden of Cheap at All Costs – is celebrated as a solution, when it is the problem. And even astute economists seem unable to realize that when another country’s comparative advantage is based on...
My wife and I are thinking of adopting and shockingly found in Texas, the cost...– The price of babies, by color | Chris Blattman (via abbyjean) wtf.