Daily Archives: February 17, 2003

LIBERAL RADIO

Today’s New York Times describes the plan of some “rich Democrats” to establish a liberal radio network to counter the redneck radio brigade led by Limbaugh et al. Consensus is it would be a “kinder, gentler” kind of reportage compared … Continue reading

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LICENSE TO VIOLATE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH?

There’s an interesting debate described in Slate today about conflicting First Amendment rights, relating to, of all things, partisan slogans on state license plates. Being an ardent believer in free speech, women’s reproductive rights, and the separation of church and … Continue reading

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WHAT INNOVATION?

I just finished reading another survey of business leaders that said that innovation is one of the most important drivers of growth and profitability, and a key competitive differentiator for their companies (is that enough corporate-speak for one sentence or … Continue reading

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APPLES AND ORANGES: WHICH COSTS MORE PER POUND, A CAR OR A CROISSANT

Time for something silly. This is a wacko variation on Trivial Pursuit . I invented it, but in the interest of making intellectual property available to all that need it (in this case people with too much time on their … Continue reading

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VONNEGUT ON BUSH’S WAR, PSYCHOTIC LEADERS AND TRASHING THE ENVIRONMENT

Kurt Vonnegut, who is now 80, was recently interviewed by In These Times and spoke out in his usual irreverant and eloquant manner about the madness of war with Iraq, the psychosis of political and business leaders who act irrationally … Continue reading

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