Saturday, December 11, 2010

Beverly Bell in Haiti

This blog from the ground in Haiti is excellent, as well as very positive about the power of Haitians to build a better future for themselves.

Beverly Bell in Haiti — YES! Magazine

Thanks to Liz, a former student, for pointing this out to me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

false economy: why the cuts are the wrong solution

An excellent illustration of how to challenge the perverse deflationary logic that now governs economic policy making in the developed capitalist countries.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Captain SKA's Liar Liar

The one good side of ConDemNation: the return of British political pop.

My thanks to my former colleague, Deborah Simpson, for showing me this.

Hans Rosling's 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling's latest graphical presentation of how the countries of the world are, slowly, getting wealthier and healthier. The trick: how to move all to the upper right hand side.

Thanks to my former student, Azra Abdul Cader, for bringing this to my attention.

Friday, December 3, 2010

the rise of Canada's richest 1 per cent

This interesting paper from the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives shows how over a 90 year period there have been cycles in inequality in Canada, and that the most recent cycle demonstrates a marked sharpening of income inequality.

The Rise of Canada's Richest 1% | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

message to the US – blame the wars, not China

An excellent post from my former colleague, Paul Kellogg, on the sources of US financial instability.

PolEconAnalysis: Message to the U.S. – Blame the Wars, not China: "There is a growing chorus of voices in the media and the academy singling out the actions of the Chinese state as central to the dilemmas of..."

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