Monday, September 20, 2010


Do all religions share a common thread?

Education or Exploitation? For-profit schools and working-class students

Energy Efficient light bulbs are poisoning us. This one's at Facebook. There's a youtube version, but its quality sucks. I don't know if the concern is valid, but the electro-magnetic field results are interesting.

Why We Can't Ignore Growing Income Inequality

From Too Much Weekly:
One of China’s richest men, recycler Chen Guangbiao, is now pledging to give away his entire $440 million fortune to charity. But few of his super-rich peers plan to join him this week at a meeting U.S. billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have organized to encourage China’s swells to donate at least half their net worth. Among the no-shows: Zong Qing Hou, China’s richest man, who has told reporters that China’s rich “can do more good” making money and creating jobs “than by donating to the poor.” But charitable foot-dragging by China’s rich, one news report notes, likely reflects a far-less public-spirited motivation. Many wealthy Chinese “don't want to draw attention to their riches, lest they prompt questions” about their estimated $1.4 trillion “in corruption-tainted” assets . . .

China has no inheritance tax, still another reason why so few of the Middle Kingdom’s super rich have an incentive to donate their money away.