The collected detritus and flotsam from my internet browsing ends up collated at www.beta57.com. Here’s what I’ve been linking to recently:
- Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.
- "Of all preposterous assumptions, nothing exceeds criticism of the habits of the poor by the well-housed and well-fed."
- Bank share prices and the "national interest" | NIESR Blog
- For all those who think that getting benefits is easy…well, it’s not | False Economy
- Markets should not be left to run themselves
“We already manage incentives, but incoherently. We also regulate hazardous activities. There is nothing sinister or magic about managing markets. We just need to learn to do it more systematically and without the baggage of an old and irrelevant meme that says managing markets is bad.”
- "Do What You Love" sounds good, but erases the majority of labour | Jacobin
“In ignoring most work and reclassifying the rest as love, DWYL may be the most elegant anti-worker ideology around. Why should workers assemble and assert their class interests if there’s no such thing as work?”
- When Buddhists Resort to Violence – ReligiousLeftLaw.com
- UKIP Councillor blames floods on gay marriage. UKIP are a serious political party.
- snopes.com: Why NORAD Tracks Santa
- Migration and trade | National Institute of Economic and Social Research
- Our Monetary System Is a Great, If Wildly Misunderstood, Public Good
- ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Mother of George,’ and the aesthetic politics of filming black skin
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