Category Archives: Society

What can I can? I guess these posts are about how we live and how we should live.

Ha!

… stranded pink English-persons willing to take any chance to get home, their paradise island retreats mysteriously, after the allotted two weeks, having turned from haven to prison. via Edge 317. Issue 317 of Edge, on the Icelandic volcano, is … Continue reading

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Travel is a human right

The European Union has declared that tourism is a human right and all Europeans are entitled to subsidized travel. via An Important Human Right – Freakonomics Blog – NYTimes.com. I’m cutting edge: we wrote a manifesto in my Utopias class … Continue reading

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Touché

I’ve never heard anyone accuse Zürich, for example, of having a blistering DJ scene, cutting-edge galleries or forward-leaning popup shops. Yet they seem to be doing OK when it comes to the cheddar, you know? via People are creative; industries, … Continue reading

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Women in Silicon Valley

Why So Few Women in Silicon Valley? – NYTimes.com. It’s a good article but really downplays the rampant sexism in the industry.

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Yeah…

G.E. estimates that the United States will spend $13 billion in the next five years on high-speed rail routes. China, with a much more ambitious infrastructure program, will spend $300 billion in the next three years on overall expansion of … Continue reading

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SHATNER!

No, I ACCEPTED it. I moved with it. I believe in MOTION. I believe in CHAOS. I believe in taking what happens as inevitable. Lightning STRIKES. It RAINS. You get ILL. You get NOMINATED. The photon SHATTERS the molecule, the … Continue reading

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Narco Cinema

A good Vice piece on the Mexican film genre of narco cinema. From: Dangerous Minds | Vice: Mexican Narco Cinema.

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Census Insanity

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8 vs 160

High-Speed Rail Gains Traction in Spain – NYTimes.com In the United States, President Barack Obama has set aside $8 billion in federal stimulus money for investments in high-speed rail, but the money will go to a limited number of states, … Continue reading

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The Americanization of Mental Illness

Fascinating piece in the NY Times.

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