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Reading of the Day (2/8/09)

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Business:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1877388-1,00.html
A New Bretton Woods? More powerful IMF. What will the world do?

http://www.newsweek.com/id/183670
The Canadian Solution (Fareed Zakaria - one of my personal favorites)

http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/05/obama-stimulus-republicans-opinions-col...
'economists who support Keynesian spending programs in theory tend to overlook the self-interested behavior of the politicians who must spend all the money in practice.'

http://clusterstock.alleyinsider.com/2009/2/aig-implodes-the-two-cows-ve...
Understanding AIG, with cows.

http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/edict/
Life in Rome, what life really cost

http://inspiredeconomist.com/2009/02/07/green-municipal-bonds-economic-c...
Green Municipal Bonds, interesting idea

http://www.speaker.gov/img/jobsrecessions.jpg
Fun graph of job losses compared to past recessions

http://www.leap2020.eu/End-of-2008-The-world-enters-the-decanting-phase-...
2008-2013... what happens?

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5156FB20090207
Madoff's victims... ok a few sob stories... but seriously, 'enjoyed returns of 10 to 12 percent each year on his savings for about 15 years regardless of whether markets rose or fell.' Sometimes, you just have to wonder.

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=518cfc775cacf467fa3349a83...
The Black Swan formation in S&P 500... sign of the apocalypse

Science/Technology/Health:
http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/144
THIS IS NET NEUTRALITY: If I pay to connect to the Net with a certain quality of service, and you pay to connect with that or greater quality of service, then we can communicate at that level.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/02/08/the_end_o...
Being Alone. Can we? Network theory (Milgram, Granovetter) What has technology done to us?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7875331.stm
The Banker and the Biologist: Genentech, E. coli and gene cloning

http://marshallbrain.com/kids-programming.htm
Teaching Kids to Program

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6252697.html
Probabilistic Computing

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126942.100-1709-the-year-that-eu...
The Coldest Year in Europe

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7872770...
'I live smelling death, but it is fine' life of a delhi sewer cleaner

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2007/04/book-of-curiosities.html
Ancient Egyptian Maps

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090206-smaller-noah-floo...
Noah's not so epic flood

http://io9.com/5147720/the-mysterious-cones-of-the-egyptian-desert
Art in Egypt, very beautiful

News/Politics:
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/02/200927173648793818.ht...
Bolivia enacts new constitution, 'this is the second independence, the true liberation of Bolivia'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/04/guantanamo-torture
US threatens to stop sharing intel with Britain over British Guantanamo detainee, WTF?

http://blogs.usatoday.com/gameon/2009/02/subway-supports.html
At least someone stands behind Michael Phelps

Fun:
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/rotate-e.html
Rotating Circles

http://0at.org/winter-2009.html
State of the Web (Winter 09)

http://coedmagazine.com/2008/11/26/101-things-to-be-thankful-for-during-...
101 Things to be thankful for during economic Armageddon

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