Smart Links 08 March 2012
Commentary on the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, the environment, Rick Santorum on god and Caesar, where to shoot hoops from, youth unemployment, the debate that frames economics, inequality’s causes is more than skill, and religion does not justify misogyny (time to dump Karzai).
The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On
A short film that tells the story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century.
Related. Thanks to Karen on Facebook.
New York Times -- Rick Santorum Isn’t Crazy
Media pundits have been beating up on Rick Santorum for saying that the assertion of an absolute separation of church and state makes him want to throw up...
Fascinating visual of where the points come from in basketball. (ed's note -- orange is the most).
slate.com – What Geography Can Teach Us About Basketball
The annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, created in 2006, has become something like Bonnaroo for sports nerds.
The other day I popped into a drug store to grab a newspaper. The cashier was the same 50 year old plus guy who makes my 'tall de cafe' at Starbucks who won the employee of the month for February. The biggest difference I noticed when I returned to live in Japan from 2000-2004 after being there from 1983-1994 was all the really old people working in the convenience stores. TD Economics writes on youth unemployment in Canada.
Pdf below – The Plight of Young Workers
The debate that frames economics. (ed's note -- Hayek's review of Keynes discussed)
Times Literary Supplement -- How Keynes overwhelmed Hayek
In 1929 the director of the London School of Economics, William Beveridge, appointed the thirty-one-year-old Lionel Robbins to the chair of political economy and so made him “the youngest professor in the country”.
The Atlantic Cities -- The Inequality Puzzle in U.S. Cities
What lies behind the inequality of American cities?
Quote worth quoting.
“They suggest that full story of inequality across American cities goes beyond technology, globalization, skills and wages, and includes unions, race and poverty.”
It is in our national interest to make a stand against female apartheid.
Globe and Mail -- Gender apartheid cannot be justified in the name of religion
Canada, and its NATO allies, must speak out against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s attempt to appease the Taliban by taking away the rights of women.
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