Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. It is detrimental, says Thilo Thielke in Der Spiegel , because it creates unfairness and dependency in many different ways. First, using the case of Kenya, Thielke invokes a classical concept of formal organizational behavior: self-perpetuation. “The roads are in horrid disrepair, and they’ll … Continue reading
The release of Senate financial disclosure statements on Friday, revealed that Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, have “at least $225,000 in credit card debt.” The bulk of the McCains’ obligations stemmed from a pair of American Express credit cards that are held in Cindy McCain’s name. According to the disclosure reports, … Continue reading
Jeff Jarvis explains on BuzzMachine. See also: Newshoggers.com, skippy the bush kangaroo, culturekitchen, Workbench, The Impolitic and Comments from Left Field.
I just got in a couple of hours ago from abut 8 hours on the road and not a lick of news, by choice. Needless to say, I was stunned to get back online and see that Tim Russert had died suddenly today. I bumped into Tim Russert, literally in … Continue reading