US mulls Pacific salmon fishing ban BBC
Road for electric car makers full of potholes LA Times
Every move you make tracked by RFID tags Roland Piquepaille
Credit Card Redlining Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Imagine there’s no country…. Willem Buiter. Most readers would probably regard Buiter’s idea as a bit mad, but radical challenges to the status quo have the useful value of forcing people to articulate why they believe what they believe.
A Brighter Spotlight, Yet the Pay Rises
Claudia Deutch, New York Times. C’mon, did you really think mere public chastising of CEOs for paying themselves too well would have any effect?
Antidote du jour:
Regarding the RFID piece, I submit that a review of O.B.I.T., an “Outer Limits” TOS episode from the early 1960s, is now very much in order, perhaps even mandatory,
but only if we are interested in the survival of our civilization.
Regarding Buiter’s piece:
I think we should take the issue even further. I think we all should have equal access to Buiter’s home. I’m sure it’s nicer than mine and why should he be the sole enjoyer of something he acquired through amoral intelligence, arrogance and blind luck?