Monday, June 02, 2008

Winter Soldiers on the Hill

Veterans of the Iraq War have finally testified before Congress about the violence against civilians, torture, and lax rules of engagement. But their larger campaign -- convincing other soldiers to oppose this war -- is ongoing.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable ... a book I just finished listening to on audio CD, in a wide-ranging interview has a harsh assessment of Bankers, Economists, and the Fed.

Kevin Phillips, author of American Theocracy and now Bad Money (a book I am currently reading) lays into the Fed with this HuffPo piece: Bernanke Panky

The Oil Drum has a review of Dmitry Orlov's Book--Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects. This review is the one that convinced me to go ahead and buy a copy though.

Frontline documentary, Sick Around the World goes a long way to exposing the shortcomings of the U.S. healthcare system. (You can watch it on line)

Dr. Housing Bubble: How I learned to love SoCal and forget the Housing Bubble

New sacreligious Manga out of Japan: Let's Bible!

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