I'm in awe of the state of aid-pledging for tsunami relief. I think it's a good thing (freed from any sort of political or economic context) that billions of dollars are pouring into the region to keep the death toll from rising, and to rebuild shattered nations. But there's something about all of it that doesn't sit right with me.
...infection control kits are. Yes indeed, for those days when you just have to go to work sick, walk around with a goofy looking surgical mask on your face. And pay for the privilege.
A progressive economist with a sense of humour. How often does that happen? Not nearly enough, IMHO. Over the years I've listened to lots of earnest, handwringing, utterly humourless lefty economist and social policy wonks shred common economic wisdom. But none has the effect of Jim Stanford's latest column at caw.ca (warning: inane splash screen).
Apparently the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is planning on letting Domtar log Maple Mountain. (Or at least the parts outside the park boundaries). Here's the letter I sent to the person doing the review. Send your own letter.
Reading this blog, from an English activist in Iraq reminds me how important the Internet is as a counterbalance to official news sources.
I used to like Adbusters. Their slick, subversive funny piss-takes on advertising that hinted at a critique of capitalism kept me going back to their web site. But this NOW Magazine article has confirmed my suspicions.