Smart Links 16 July 2012
Commentary on how money makes you mean, the revival of Marxism, how Shakespeare prevented a bloodbath, and musing about the next speaker of the House in BC.
It seems money and empathy don’t match.
New York Magazine -- The Money-Empathy Gap
New research suggests that more money makes people act less human. Or at least less humane.
Marx 2.0. (ed’s note – capitalism is not the problem it’s what we let it do to us).
Guardian -- Why Marxism is on the rise again
Capitalism is in crisis across the globe – but what on earth is the alternative? Well, what about the musings of a certain 19th-century German philosopher? Yes, Karl Marx is going mainstream – and goodness knows where it will end.
New York Review of Books -- Who Was Milton Friedman?
The history of economic thought in the twentieth century is a bit like the history of Christianity in the sixteenth century.
Let us be sacrificers, but not butchers.
Financial Times -- To kill, or not to kill?
Many of us turn to Shakespeare’s plays and poems for pleasure. But for political prisoners in apartheid South Africa, his work served a more urgent purpose.
Planning the takeover.
Straight Arts -- Adrian Dix should avoid an easy choice for speaker and get his MLAs to appreciate the arts
With the B.C. Liberals disintegrating, it's time to cast eyes on the next B.C. NDP government.
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