Monday, September 13, 2010

13 September 2010

Timothy Noah, Slate: "The United States of Inequality"

By Stephanie Chen, CNN:
No retirement for these older folks, just work

two commenters:
There's a difference between not retiring because you want to keep working, and not retiring because you'll starve.

This is exactly why in America young people (20-30 years of age) are so unemployed! these people keep their jobs till they are 100!

Insane. Retire and make way for the younger generation which needs to support you through your entitlements!

David Michael Green, Counterpunch,
"Why the Right is Winning:Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over ... It's Just Beginning"

Fareed Zakaria, "Why America Overreacted to 9-11"

Pepe Escobar, Asia Times,
AfPak and the new great game
As much as Washington may entertain the illusion that it's in command, it's actually Hamid Karzai, the wily Afghan president, who is playing an attacking game in this latest installment of the New Great Game in Eurasia. And, as usual, there's never a mention anywhere of the key Pipelineistan game.
As it must be clear by now, Pakistan is essentially an army/intelligence establishment disguised as a country. The army/Inter-Services Intelligence tandem has been and will always be pro-Taliban. Anyone who believes the tandem will "reform" - with or without billions of dollars of US aid - believes in the Easter bunny...

Oh, boo hoo: Blair cancels book launch party over protest fears

Naturally I'd like you to read all the linked articles, but if you read just one make sure it's Escobar.-JV

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