Saturday, January 30, 2010

Link Roundup

-If desktop manufacturing is the next frontier of capitalism, how will it affect people's needs/demands for services not provided by government or employer (i.e. healthcare)??

- Toussaint-Louverture biopic has had difficulty in getting funding due to its lack of "white heroes."

- The Court says inmates cannot play Dungeons & Dragons. Prison officials said they had banned the game at the recommendation of the prison’s specialist on gangs, who said it could lead to gang behavior and fantasies about escape.

- "The hope of the future does not rest, as commonly believed, in winning the people of the "buffer fringe" to one superpower or the other, but rather in the invention of new weapons and tactics that will be so cheap to obtain and so easy to use that they will increase the effectiveness of guerrilla warfare so greatly that the employment of our present weapons of mass destruction will become futile, and on this basis there can be a revival of democracy and of political decentralization in all three parts of our present world."

- An interesting map:

- What if?..
The US is gutted economically, in a fashion very similar to how the USSR fell (hint: not by terrorism, EMP blasts, warfare, drugs, environmental collapse, peak oil, etc.). How? US elites simply shift their loyalties to the global economic system and loot the country on their way out the door. This defection causes a slow but inexorable economic collapse. Incomes decline, the well off bunker themselves (transferring wealth out), and the government is ineffective.


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