Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Nice summary of an important issue, cutting thorough the lies: “Nuclear Dreams and Nightmares“, Fred Kaplan, 6 April 2010
- A great idea, educating America about our history: “Neo-Confederate History Month“, Ed Kilgore, blog of The New Republic, 8 April 2010
- No longer online at CounterPunch – “The Looming European Debt Wars”, Michael Hudson (Prof Economics, U of Missouri, Kansas City), Counterpunch, 9 April 2010
- Park your rights at the door before attending Duke: “Duke University and the Accidental Sex Offender“, Wendy Kaminer (attorney), The Atlantic, 12 April 2010
- “The Mounties always get their Ann“, Mark Steyn, 13 April 2010 — “Political correctness starts in the wackier professions, in the college faculty lounge and the ethnic grievance shakedown racket, but eventually it hollows out ostensibly more robust institutions – including the police and even the military.”
(6) Understanding the climate wars — looking at the statistics
- “The new math – IPCC version“, Anthony Watts, Watts Up with That, 12 April 2010
- “Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics … and Graphs“, Willis Eschenbach, Watts Up with That, 12 April 2010
(7) A deep recession, an extraordinary government response
Facts are an antidote to nonsense like “The Comeback Country – How America pulled itself back from the brink—and why it’s destined to stay on top” (by Daniel Gross, Newsweek, 9 April 2010). The stabilization and slow recovery of the US economy has resulted from extraordinary government stimulus. With a cost: $536 billion in new debt so far in 2010, through April 9 (source). While successful, it’s not something to rejoice about — or ignore (as does Gross).
This graphic tells the story, from a Morgan Stanley report of 12 April 2010 (via Scribd).