W-E-B links for Today: Globalisation

What did the internets bring me today? A lot of globalisation... The World and globalisation - Globalisation is globalising. A site by Axel Dreher of the ETH Zurich containing lots of data on economic, social and political globalisation: the KOF index of globalisation. Education & globalisation - There are many many definitions of globalisation and this is the one taught in French textbooks: "globalisation implies subjugation of the world to the market, which constitutes a real cultural danger". Stefan Theil in Foreign Policy on bias and indoctrination in German and French economics textbooks.…Read more …

W-E-B links for Today: US Elections

What did the internets bring me today? A lot of presidential hopefuls. The World & the US elections - Alan S. Blinder analyses whether Americans are ready to stop the world and shut out reality: among Democrats, this may manifest itself in attitudes toward international trade that range from lukewarm support to outright hostility. Among Republicans, it shows up in attitudes toward immigration - and most things foreign - that border on xenophobia. Education & the US elections - Barack Obama, the winner of last week’s Democratic caucuses in Iowa was a favorite…Read more …

W-E-B links for Today: Truth & Lies

What did the internets bring me today? A lot of truths and lies: World news today - healthcare in the US and who is telling the truth? Michael Moore on CNN, demanding an apology. Education & Science news today - Dr. Carmona and the administration who had instructed him to put political considerations over scientific ones: truth vs. lies, a.k.a. science versus politics. Blog post today: science versus politics was the theme of yesterday's 'great global warming swindle' event. John Quiggin blogs on this hilarious evening and shows how the delusionists were demolished.…Read more …

W-E-B links for Today: Economists

What did the internets bring me today? A lot of economists: World news today - former economics professor Dominique Strauss-Kahn is nominated for the IMF: a socialist unafraid of free markets Education & Science news today - one economic school of thought - the orthodox neo-classical economists - are monopolising economics departments, leaving no place for heterodoxy Blog post today - Nicolai Foss, of the Copenhagen Business School, blogging on Organizations and Markets about the imperfect market for brilliant economics articlesRead more …

W-E-B links for Today: 10 July 2007

The editorial board of the Beerkens' Blog has decided to throw in a new daily item. I'll be posting my own snapshot of the internet on a regular basis, providing you with three links that I think are most important or remarkable for that day: First of all the World news of the day: a link to a news item about anything, happening anywhere; Second, the Education news of the day: a link to a news item relating to the topics of this blog, like education, academia, science and innovation. And finally, the…Read more …