P.S. A ‘blank’ on your iGadget? Kvetch to Steve Jobs.
Irony Defined – In The Technical Sense
We are going to fight them and impose our will on them and we will capture or, if necessary, kill them until we have imposed law and order upon this country. — Jerry Bremer (June 2003)
The Administration’s much ballyhooed ‘financial overhaul plan’ is remarkably timid. And internally self-contradictory. As noted, for all the posturing, Geithner ran from SEC reform, executive compensation and insurance regulation. Sure, the ‘systemic risk’ approach touches large ‘too big to fail’ entities and requires registration by venture capital firms, private equity and hedge funds — although [...]
Events in Boston last week illustrate how technology shapes our personal identity. And how little we understand the process. Boston shows us a foretaste of the new tribalism that relies on ephemeral situations and adrenalin to create a sense of belonging. It will change what it means to be an American. What Is The New [...]
Many have predicted that Obama’s fiscal recklessness squandered finite, borrowed time and money. Sprinkled across hollow facades. Under this appraisal, Obama deficits, woefully inadequate stimulus, etc. -collectively they shot one of — if not the last — chits of the U.S. financial ‘supremacy’ meme living off inertia. Regardless, the financial world is all too clear [...]
It’s been a bad run for Israel lately. Consider the events over the past two years that have led up to this moment. The war on Gaza, initially justified by Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, was grossly disproportional and resulted in war crimes against Palestinians that completely overshadowed the casus belli. Since then, the [...]