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  • Why Digital Libraries Are Cool

  • Ralph Nader: "The Miserable State of Mine Safety"
    The tragedy at the Massey Energy Company’s very profitable Upper Big Branch coal mine at Montcoal, West Virginia, which so far has cost 25 miners’ lives, is another reminder of the immense human and environmental cost of this fuel.

    More coal miners have lost their lives from cave-ins, explosions and lung disease since 1900 than all the Americans who died in World War II. The devastation extends to chronic sickness from breathing coal dust and to maimed coal miners, often seen walking on crutches in the hollows of Appalachia.


  • Adventures in Libertarian Blind Spots
    Last week David Boaz had a post/article up at Reason, pointing out that there is something odd – that would be one word for it – about deploring the erosion of American freedom without noticing that, in fact, there is pretty obviously more of the stuff than there used to be, by any reasonable measure. Boaz’ title and subtitle pretty much say it all, to the point where you wonder whether it even needs to be said at all: “Up From Slavery – There’s no such thing as a golden age of lost liberty”.

  • From Over the Pond

  • Vocabulinks

  • Atheist Files Suit)( tip to Steve)

  • A Failure of Corporate Governance



 

Comments

Nice line from "Adventures in Libertarian Blind Spots":

“restoration is a conservative project and liberty is a fundamentally progressive cause.”

I liked that too.

Nader on coal mining safety - back where he works best.

Re: From over the pond

One can use it as a way to avoid blame--including self-blame: My phone went missing rather than I lost my phone.

This is similar to "where did my phone go?", as if the phone got up all by itself and went somewhere.

I was enjoying a nice game of chess and then, one of my pawns went missing.:)

Ha! I'll have to remember that one. Not so funny during one of those nice games of chess would be "Where did my queen go?"

"something odd – that would be one word for it – about deploring the erosion of American freedom without noticing that, in fact, there is pretty obviously more of the stuff than there used to be, by any reasonable measure."

By any reasonable measure? No. By the measures mentioned in his article perhaps but it's a bit difficult to sit in the most imprisoned nation in the world, per capita and in raw terms, and argue that we're more free by any reasonable measure. By some, even many, perhaps. But we've got some problems too.

International Centre for Prison studies out of Kings College, London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/law/research/icps

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