"A talk by the Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, is the current chart topper in the "iTunes U" service for university lectures". Why – Not only is it filthy, see previous entry… It smells!
Students, who have (now) no future and for years to come are all getting ready for a "revolution" – politicians better beware not to be complacent! Globalization is volatile! ECB with it’s recent rate hikes, and the Bank of England with its greed and its regulatory incompetence – FSA, Gov, UK – the disconnection from any real situation that the ‘ordinary’ person finds themselves in! (total disaster, for most and for years to come – CNBC’s Financial News Service). Recession turns to another Great Depression?!
Banking – Derivatives Loss. Who is going to be next, or is there – no problem? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7675574.stm Credit Default Swaps.
Gordon Brown blames ‘unbridled’ Capitalism http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=10228957
USA – look to Obama! UK – look to Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown for the least social and monetary damage – the future of our families! Also, look to the least ‘damaged’ leaders worldwide for (some) rationality in politics – the future of our world! "After months of campaign trail eloquence… we finally learned what Senator Obama’s economic goal is… he wants to ‘spread the wealth’ around," the 72-year-old Arizona senator said. CDS’s (under the Republican administration, worldwide – did that)http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7679508.stm
The rip-off: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7676853.stm + Vast Amounts in (unjustifiable) Tax (VAT). Oil Price and Households.
Opec – Sovereign Wealth Funds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soverign_wealth_funds
“The world is losing its human dimension,” he says. “Self-propelling mega-machines, large-scale enterprises, faceless governments and other juggernauts of impersonal power represent the greatest threat to our present day world: Totalitarianism is no more than an extreme expression of this threat". Vaclav Havel.
Giant database plan ‘Orwellian’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7671046.stm
Glossary of the ‘Credit Crunch’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7618653.stm#derivatives
BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/religion/moralmaze.shtml Mostly the ‘filthy’. Stiglitz – "it smells" i.e., like a turd. (rich, ‘spiritual’, hierarchical, and self-righteous) About the ‘unlucky’ or ‘non-filthy’ or ‘clean’ or ‘poor’ or ‘third world’ or so on… (rivers of blood, for the ‘guilty’ bankers – listen to the programme). Ref, repeated from another entry.