Monthly Archives: February 2011

Some Tweets


And the food speculators have wiped out all this food aid.

“This new regime–free money for capitalists, free markets for everyone else” Michael Lewis The Big Short +

“In Eisman’s view, the unwillingness of the U.S. government to allow the bankers to fail was less a solution than a symptom of a still deeply dysfunctional financial system.”  from Michael Lewis, The Big Short

A. K. Barnett-Hart, a Harvard undergraduate who had just written a thesis about the market for subprime mortgage-backed CDOs that remains more interesting than any single piece of Wall Street research  (from Michael Lewis, The Big Short

Gene Sharp, From Dictatorship to Democracy A Conceptual Framework for Liberation Was this the guide for Egypt?

genesharpfilm Gene Sharp Film
How to stay peaceful in non violent revolution Gene Sharp #Bahrain #iran #Egypt #Tunisia #Yemen #Algeria

Gene Sharp Film
genesharpfilm Gene Sharp Film
A documentary following the life and work of Gene Sharp in non violent revolutions in mid March #iran #Egypt #Tunisia #Yemen #Algeria
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Gene Sharp Film
genesharpfilm Gene Sharp Film
Gene Sharp video from youtube
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simplicity clarity and honesty of goverment

Why realpolitik by itself is not a good way to analyze a political situation such as the Egyptian protests — or reform in the U.S.

The long run will be determined by real goals of state improvement.
By the search for simplicity clarity and honesty of goverment.

To go against these goals in the name of realpolitik will come back
to haunt those who do so – as well as labelling as corrupt those
comentators who advocate such interests.

It may seem obvious to follow what appear to be interests and
political  “stability” – and this may serve some particular interests
but it does not serve a forward looking policy and will turn out to be one more example of poliLical folly