- Long-Run vs. Long-Lag (Jamais Cascio)
All distant problems are not created equally.
- What the West makes of Chinese science (John Keay TLS)
Until fifty years ago, it was widely assumed that China had no tradition of scientific thought and innovation. Meticulous observation and reasoned deduction were taken to be European traits, as was the application of scientific principles to industrial production.
- 7 Actions That Can Help Your Wallet in a Troubled Economy (Lifehacker)
While the economic sky is falling, it's still possible to make sure that your financial status is steady. In the past couple of weeks, I've been even more focused on the steps I'm taking to improve my personal finances. I've found a few actions that probably won't make you a millionaire — but they will ensure that a rocky economy doesn't have too much of an effect on your wallet.
- U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Passes Congress (MoJo)
In the midst of debating a bailout package for Wall Street, the Senate took a break last night to vote on a measure that, although buried in the current news cycle, carries real consequence for the future of the world's already troubled nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
- When, exactly, are you dead? | O death, when is thy sting? (The Economist)
Some bioethicists reckon that the definition of death is starting to embrace the living. Indeed, some reckon that it should
- Todd Diamond On The Bailout
Video. Very funny.
October 3, 2008
What I've been reading 2008.10.03
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