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:
- How to tackle the hoarding of houses in 'Billionaires Row'
- Silicon Valley billionaires believe in the free market, as long as they benefit
Ahh, libertarians. So consistent.
- Images From Ukraine — Crooked Timber
- Promises and Promises: Mississippi's failing formula for education reform
- Excuse me, but we shouldn't be moving on from West Virginia's chemical spill
- "I wasn't prepared for the white supremacy": Dream Hampton on her visit to Palestine
- The myth of welfare tourism: European body find UK benefits 'manifestly inadequate'
- My Open Letter to White People or Why I Hate 'White people'
“When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate how White people are still convinced that they must be included on the party of oppression that PoC are apparently holding without them, because otherwise your worlds will end. I hate that no matter how many times I say that White people can face discrimination, or interpersonal racism (being a manifestation of prejudice), or even have stereotypes against them, you will go to your graves shouting ‘WE FACE RACISM!’ I hate how you treat racism as if it is a Girl Scouts badge that you feel you are not being allowed to wear, rather than as a negative, horrible, indescribably painful experience which no one should willingly ask to be subjected to. Even as someone who has faced it, I would never wish it on anyone. It should not have to be tolerated.”
- Can you be an atheist without being a Randian objectivist?
- Dying for our rights.
“Tonight women have lost another safety measure, and no doubt people like Mary Honeyball are celebrating. Deep down I fear they are also celebrating the death of Maria, one less whore, one more statistic to throw in our faces, one more woman to use to take away our rights.”
- Thousands of rape cases thrown out as charges fall following new CPS guidelines
- Michigan GOPer: 'Herd all the Indians' to Detroit, build a fence and throw them some corn
- The Beauty of the Blacklist: In Memory of Pete Seeger
- Squeezing the rich is good: even when it raises no money
- Going past what is sustainable… Another market failure
“This is a character defining moment in capitalism, when the majority are not aware that the end of a business cycle is forming. There is asymmetric information, if you will. A few understand it. The majority do not. So what should be a time of seeking a sustainable level of output to establish a stable base for future growth to benefit society, will turn out to be an increasingly unstable game of seeking non-existent profits and protecting self-interests.”
- Why Games Should Enter The Public Domain | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- This guy doesn't like Dungeon Keeper iOS very much.
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