Sunday 30 December 2007

Thursday 20 December 2007

Authors@Google: Paul Krugman

In "The Conscience of a Liberal", Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis.

Paul Krugman, who was named Columnist of the Year by Editor and Publisher magazine, writes a twice-weekly column for the op-ed page of the New York Times. He is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, and the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 professional journal articles. In recognition of his work, he has received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to the top economist under the age of 40. The Economist said he is "the most celebrated economist of his generation."

THE REINDEER SING - holiday song parody from

Woo Hooo

Sir Arthur C Clarke: 90th Birthday Reflections

I always liked Arthur's work.

Canada has gone to pot

Canada likes weed.

The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See 2

Video re Global Warming Issues. Risk Management.

Tuesday 11 December 2007

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Drawing on the exclusive cooperation of more than one hundred senior military officers, many of whom are going on-the-record for the first time, Fiasco is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Ricks' ground-breaking account of America's military operations in Iraq. With unprecedented access to over thirty thousand pages of official documents, many never before released to the public, Ricks takes the reader inside the minds of some of the highest-ranking military officials.

Throughout Fiasco, Ricks argues there was never any question that the U.S. military would topple Saddam Hussein; however, there was little thought by the military as to what would come next. According to Ricks, the Iraq War has been nothing short of an absolute fiasco - World Affairs Council Washington, D.C.

Monday 10 December 2007

Friday 7 December 2007

Thursday 6 December 2007

U.S. Headed For Fiscal Crisis?

Says the Comtroller General.

Sunday 2 December 2007