Interesting Links for 30-10-2011
The Importance of Mind-Wandering On constructive daydreaming
Income Inequality Is Not a Myth - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic U.S. tax policy has given a break to poor families for a long time. It's not the enemy, and it won't be the entire solution. What we're dealing with is a vast, complicated conspiracy of incentives.
Norman Davies on Europe’s Vanished States | The Browser Countries that once were and in some cases are again.
George Soros attacks Brussels rescue deal - Telegraph He says it only last between "one day and three months".
peterbirks: Blind 'em with science Pete also thinks that the Greek solution is untenable.
Pollution and evolution: Waters of change | The Economist Fish proteins react to pollution.
Twitterology - A New Science? - NYTimes.com What we learn from Twitter.
Bram Stoker's Secret Journal Found on Great Grandson's Bookshelf "The diary begins when Stoker was in his early 20s in 1871. He had graduated from Trinity College in Ireland and was working at Dublin Castle. It details how he read about Vlad the Impaler, who was the inspiration for Count Dracula. The journal details his travels, which were extensive, and reveals numerous story ideas for other books. "
Alix Kates Shulman: Dances with feminists "As I may, inadvertently and indirectly, bear some responsibility for the extrapolation from authentic text to familiar paraphrase, I would like to confess and set the record straight. "
This Long Disease, My Life | Tom Shakespeare | Disability Studies Quarterly "I. AM. THE. TRAGEDY. MODEL. OF. DISABILITY", says Peter. I repeat the words after him to make sure that I've followed his meaning. He nods, I smile. Concentrate. The moving finger writes: "BUT. YOU. ARE. THE. COMEDY. MODEL."
How the 1% got richer, while the 99% got poorer | Richard Wolff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk The Guardian covers the Congressional Budget Office report.
The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve - The Washington Post The Washington Post covers the Congressional Budget Office report.
The St James's Evening Post: Sir James Savile OBE KCSG 1926-2011 Matthew Kilburn looks at a strange media life.
The UK heads slowly for the exit | European Voice Andrew Duff: "everyone in Brussels and elsewhere knows that, in current or likely future circumstances, no question with the word ‘Europe' in it will induce the answer ‘Yes' in a British referendum."
Where an Internet Joke Is Not Just a Joke The dangers of online humour in China.