Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

Aftermath (1919) by Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967): Conflict Poetry

Have you forgotten yet?… For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days, Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways: And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow Like clouds in … Continue reading

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Shiloh: A Requiem (1865) by Herman Melville (1819-1891): Conflict Poetry

Skimming lightly, wheeling still,    The swallows fly low Over the field in clouded days,    The forest-field of Shiloh — Over the field where April rain Solaced the parched ones stretched in pain Through the pause of night That followed the … Continue reading

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European Union Plans Open Access for Publicly Funded Research Results

It has long been a scandal that publicly funded scientific research is often only available via high cost scientific magazine subscriptions that make a small number of global publishing companies rich to the tune of $8billion a year. This is … Continue reading

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The Rich, the Camel and the Eye of the Needle

I liked this piece from Susan Feiner in today’s Real World Economics, a great source of reality based economics that is trying to undo the Chicago School madness of recent decades. See http://rwer.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/and-the-rich-get-richer/ A camel and a rich man walked into … Continue reading

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