Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ataque na Selva Azteca

A selva Azteca faz questão de mostrar ao mundo sua bestialidade [hat tip, Badger].

Neguinho é Branco

Neguinho da Beija-Flor tem 67% dos seus genes de origem européia. Será que agora os racistas de plantão vão começar a entender que cor da pele emite um péssimo sinal para indicar a origem genética de um indivíduo?

Chavez Tenta Fechar Outra TV

O palhaço ditador, Hugo Chavez, está tentando fechar outra estação de TV , e não há reação no resto do mundo.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Economist Invadida por Incompetentes

O artigo sobre Israel, ou melhor, sobre o conflito palestino-israelense na The Economist, repleto de lugares comuns e erros infantis, revela o desconhecimento profundo do autor sobre o tema e mostra a lenta e permanente queda de qualidade da revista.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Biografia de Schumpeter

Kevin Kosar comenta a biografia de Schumpeter escrita por Thomas K. McCraw

Londonistan Calling

Como se faz um British Jihadist?

O Prazer de Stalin

"My greatest pleasure is to choose one's victim, prepare one's plans minutely, slake an implacable vengeance, and then go to bed. There's nothing sweeter in the world."

O Conflito da/na USP

O PT aparelha a USP,usando os inocentes (in)uteis dos seus alunos, para manchar o governo Serra. Bem feito, eles se merecem.

Rondeau Renuncia

O ministro Rondeau renuncia porque "tem uma biografia a zelar".

Giguere nas Finais

Ducks vencem Red Wings e enfrentam Ottawa nas finais da Stanley Cup.


The U.S.-Mexico border fence threatens wildlife, environmentalists say.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Brasil, Um País Imperialista e Explorador

"Foi com o editorial Brasil, um país imperialista e explorador" que o jornal paraguaio recebeu o presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, que anuncia neste domingo (20) um acordo de biocombustíveis no país. Segundo a publicação, as palavras "justiça", "eqüidade", "solidariedade" e "amizade", comumente usadas por Lula nas visitas à nação, são "mentiras"".

Islã e Globalização

Entrevista com Olivier Roy sobre islã e globalização.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Por Que Wolfowitz Venceu?

O picareta e mau caráter Wolfowitz sai do Banco Mundial com a folha limpa, com o board reconhecendo que ele atuou em boa fé... um amigo comentou que ele está pagando todos os seus pecados namorando aquela mocréia.
A Time faz a seguinte análise: "Wolfowitz always enjoyed an advantage at the table: he knew who he was — and wasn't — up against and he exploited the weaknesses of the board's polyglot membership adroitly. He knew the board would have trouble reaching a consensus about his fate; he knew that its members were divided internally; he probably also figured that they were reluctant to take firm action knowing such a move could trigger other investigations into small-stroke favoritism inside the largely oversight-free World Bank".

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Não Sobra Um, Meu Irmão

Se não fosse a eficiência da justiça brasileira em soltar corrupto pego pela Polícia Federal, não ia sobrar ninguém e a selva teria que importar político e funcionário público ladrão.

Caso de Polícia Federal, de FMI

Vitoria do Flu deixa o atacante Dimba do Brasiliense indignado, so pode fazer parte da conspiracao imperialista neoliberal orquestrada pelo FMI.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tevez Salva West Ham da Segundona

Carlito Tevez escreve seu nome na história do futebol. Consegue um feito inacreditável que é o de evitar que um dos piores times de futebol do mundo seja relegado `a segundona: Hammers 1 x 0 Manchester United. O time que foi a base da seleção inglesa campeã do mundo em 1966 com Bobby Moore[capitão], Martin Peters, e Geoff Hurst que fez 3 gols na final, deveria erguer uma estátua para Tevez em Upton Park.

Um Retrato de Paulo Coelho

"Its blend of mysticism, signs, visions and visitations will enchant some readers and leave others confused — about where the novel is going, and about what it is exactly that makes Coelho one of the world's best-selling writers across borders. He has sold about 75 million books in 150 countries and 63 languages".

Statistical Analysis of Evolutionary Trees

Susan Holmes, a statistician at Stanford University, and mathematicians Louis Billera and Karen Vogtmann of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., have found a way to quantify the difference between two trees, effectively determining the distance between them. They used this distance function to construct a "space" of trees, a sort of theoretical forest.

Selva Gelada

Como a Russia funciona? veja aqui.

Trade-off entre Felicidade e Crescimento?

Assim pensa David Purdy: "So what does make us happy? At an individual level, according to the evidence, age, gender, looks, IQ and education make a negligible difference, other things being equal. The main factors, in descending order of importance, are family relationships, financial situation, participation in socially valued work, friendship, the quality of community life and personal health. Two further factors, the relative importance of which cannot yet be gauged, are personal freedom and one’s inner self and philosophy of life. Comparing one country with another, average happiness (along with the suicide rate) can largely be explained by the proportion of people who say that other people can be trusted, the proportion of people who belong to social organisations; the divorce rate; the unemployment rate; the quality of government; and religious belief.

The policy implications of the new science run directly counter to prevailing conventional wisdom. For example, instead of promoting the ‘work and spend’ culture, governments should be trying to curb the rat-race by taxing work-rich, time-poor lifestyles, just as we tax addictive and polluting expenditures on alcohol and tobacco. Similarly, whilst a child-friendly and non-gendered version of full employment should remain a top policy priority, the current vogue for flexible labour markets and geographical mobility should be resisted as being inimical to personal security, family relationships and community cohesion. The same goes for the cult of performance-related pay and the perpetual reorganisation of work, both of which undermine non-monetary work motivations and professional pride. More generally, the neo-liberal ideal in which all social interaction is based on voluntary exchange within a framework that permits ‘continuous re-optimisation’ and thereby precludes long-term commitment, should be condemned as a dystopian nightmare. Conversely, while some inequalities of reward are required as work incentives, there is now hard empirical support for the old progressive intuition that the poor gain more happiness from each additional dollar of income than the rich, providing a powerful argument for redistributing income in favour of the poor both within each state and across the world".

Friday, May 11, 2007

Não é o Padin Padre Ciço

A Igreja Católica não consegue sair da idade média. O Papa Bento XVI , seguindo a idiotia latino-americana, reinaugura o populismo santificador e cria o primeiro santo brasileiro. Obviamente é uma medida política para aumentar a popularidade da Igreja Católica na jungle que tem perdido mercado para as seitas evangélicas.

Eurico no Xilindró

Eurico Miranda é condenado a 10 anos de prisão. Vamos ver se ele passa dez minutos em cana...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

O Retorno da Lógica

Finalmente um pouco de lógica no futebol com a vitória esmagadora de 1 a 0 do Fluminense sobre esse timinho asqueroso do Atlético do Paraná. A decadência do futebol brasileiro está diretamente associada `a ascensão de timecos de porta de cadeia tais como São Caetano, Atlético do Paraná e Juventude.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Vouchers para Educação

Na The Economist: "FEW ideas in education are more controversial than vouchers—letting parents choose to educate their children wherever they wish at the taxpayer's expense. First suggested by Milton Friedman, an economist, in 1955, the principle is compellingly simple. The state pays; parents choose; schools compete; standards rise; everybody gains.
Simple, perhaps, but it has aroused predictable—and often fatal—opposition from the educational establishment. Letting parents choose where to educate their children is a silly idea; professionals know best. Co-operation, not competition, is the way to improve education for all. Vouchers would increase inequality because children who are hardest to teach would be left behind.
But these arguments are now succumbing to sheer weight of evidence. Voucher schemes are running in several different countries without ill-effects for social cohesion; those that use a lottery to hand out vouchers offer proof that recipients get a better education than those that do not".
Leia o resto aqui

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