December 14th, 2010

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links


  • 80 Beats reports on geneticists' research that has created a mouse that has two fathers.

  • Charlie Stross argues that the problem with the world is the existence of the corporation, a class of alien structures that has built the world it wants around itself without regard for the rest of the planet.

  • The Burgh Diaspora notes Detroit's plan to save the city by concentrated its existing citizenry and whatnot in two-thirds of the city's land area.

  • Crooked Timber's Chris Bertram started a debate about the extent to which demographic change--particularly, increasingly small cohorts of younger workers--will or will not make immigration a necessity.

  • At A Fistful of Euros, Charlie Whitaker thinks that the recent mobbing of Charles and Camilla by students during the recent protests in London pretty much disproves the idea that monarchs, unlike presidents, are inherently neutral figures.

  • Gideon Rachman strongly dislikes the United Kingdom's new very restrictive immigration policy.

  • At Siberian Light, Andy reports on official Russia's glee that the United States was unhappy with WikiLeaks.

  • Slap Upside the Head observes that by virtue of his unsupported slanders, a Canadian televangelist broadcaster has recently been found in violation of Canadian broadcasting standards.

  • Window on Eurasia reports on a debate I've heard of before, whether or not Kazakhstan belongs to the region "Central Asia" with its particular geography and population.