The European Debt Crisis Myth

October 6, 2011 by

No one opposes unity. And no one opposes a stronger, more unified Europe. What people oppose is policy; policies that slash workers wages, privatize state assets, increase unemployment, and prolong recession. That’s what people oppose. The people who are burning cars and fighting police in Athens aren’t doing so because the hate unity. What they hate is a policy that shifts all the burden of the financial crisis onto their shoulders. The issue is fairness, not unity.

Steve Jobs transformed our lives: now he’s dead this changes everything

October 6, 2011 by

More than one commentator has noted the poignant irony of learning today of the death of Steve Jobs on a product the founder and former CEO of Apple created. Millions of people around the world, writing and reading news stories, blog posts, tweets and Facebook updates will do so using an iPhone, iPod or MacBook. Even if they’re not using an Apple product, they will be arguably using one that was heavily “influenced” by Apple and, ultimately, by Steve Jobs.

Russia-North Korea trade

October 6, 2011 by

In mid-August, the armoured train of the ‘Dear Leader’, Marshall Kim Jong-il once again crossed the Russian border. This time, he did not venture far: the summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took place in the city of Ulan-Ude. Among other things, the summit produced a statement about a gas pipeline which is to go through the North to reach the South.