Sunday, March 16, 2003

Seven habits that help produce the anything-but-efficient markets that rule the world.
1. Think short term.
2. Be greedy.
3. Believe in the greater fool
4. Run with the herd.
5. Overgeneralize
6. Be trendy
7. Play with other people's money

Paul Krugman in Fortune Magazine.

Suicide invokes memory of Palach: Action Torch 2003

Humpolec student's final letter rails against global problems.
· Zdenek Adamec: Last & First Letters of Alphabet [PraguePost]

1960s History of Bush Hysteria: For good or Ill, it made us what we are today

The 1960s: cults, drugs, rock, sex, protest, Hermann Hesse, Vietnam, revolution, flower power, and kitsch. For good or ill, it made us what we are. Camille Paglia tells the story:
Though only 5'2 tall, Manson had hypnotic powers as a cult leader. He became patriarch of the Family, a commune on a ranch near Los Angeles where heavy use of a cornucopia of drugs was promoted and ritualistic group sex practiced.
· Partially Pregnant Son of Man [Paglia]