Submitted by ubetchaiam on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 7:10pm
Read this and the phrase 'Freudian slip' came to mind:
“I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which, of course, we cannot,” Clinton said at the opening of the consulate."
"In Egypt" ? So the U.S. DOES choose winners and losers, just not in Egypt. Let's see, Haiti and Honduras come to mind easily. And like the withholding of aid or forgiveness of debt has nothing to do with whether the U.S. 'cannot'. Read below the fold...
Submitted by danps on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 8:48am
The NYT had a big article on Foxconn a couple weeks ago, and it really started a conversation. (Note: "had an article" and not "broke a story." The story was being broken at various places throughout last year, but until the Paper of Record reported on it, it couldn't get any traction.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by danps on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 6:00am
Submitted by danps on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 6:26pm
The tech industry has long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the business world. Most sectors, particularly those dominated by large multinational corporations, usually struggle with some kind of bad reputation. They might be perceived as corrupt (Wall Street) archaic (cars, especially gas powered ones), etc. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 3:28am
Let me rant short form: jeebus krist am I sick of this shit. I have several computers, most of them "old" which is to say a few years old. I recently had the PC reformatted, and lost some stuff in the process that I now can't seem to reinstall. Whatever, that's not what I'm bitching about. I'm bitching because I'm not a tech person, nor do I think I should have to be to use my computers. Computers are the modern day equivalent of cars; in order to function in our society and keep a job, one needs to have one and know how to operate one. Fine, I have and I do. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 11/21/2009 - 10:46pm
Submitted by Mandos on Thu, 04/09/2009 - 12:37pm
Brad DeLong has, this morning, put up a rather oblique post citing the lyrics of a classic song (Last.fm Chumbawumba song link) about Nedd Ludd. And immediately after, one about Swing. I can hardly imagine the motivation for it at this moment.
Wikipedia has this interesting comment about the Luddites that may put Brad's post into a certain perspective:
Thompson argues that it was the newly-introduced economic system that the Luddites were protesting. For example, the Luddite song, "General Ludd's Triumph": Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 09/22/2008 - 8:58am
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 09/06/2006 - 10:36am
If anything is going to slow China down, itâ€™s going to be shit like this. I was reading somewhere a few weeks back about execs not wanting to live in Hong Kong, for fear of what the air blown from upwind industrial facilities is doing to their kids. The Chinese will have to clean up enough so that their upper-middle classes have a nice patch with sunshine in which they can live. For the Chinese, that will prove a lot of work. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 3:47pm