Links for 19th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. I exploit credit cards. So should you.

    "It's true that those people – and some people, like me, who deliberately "game the system" – benefit from the financial irresponsibility of others. But so what? Careful, responsible actions should be rewarded, and careless, irresponsible actions shouldn't be. If you don't want to fund the next flight I fly free of charge with bonus points, stop incurring late fees." Hmmm.

    Tagged with: creditcardfinancesystemresponsibilitygaming

  2. The Earth Will Be Just Fine, Thank You

    "The grand myth of environmentalism is that it’s all about saving the Earth. It’s not. The Earth will be just fine. Environmentalism is all about saving ourselves."

    Tagged with: environmentalismfuturismforesightgreentechnologyexistentialriskframing

  3. 10 Reasons Not To Write Off Reading From A Screen

    "… there has been incredulity in many quarters that anybody would ever want to read from a screen. We are all attached to books and the idea seems, at first glance, anachronistic. However there are some good reasons why it might not go away as quickly as you’d think. Here’s why… "

    Tagged with: readingscreenwebliteraturebookspublishingtechnology

  4. Problems in British Banking System

    "Yes, runs on financial institutions can happen. But the risk of a run requires financial firms to manage for the possibility. The threat should curb their recklessness. If they know, however, that when things get bad, the government will hinder betting against them, seek out those who speak ill of them, lend to them cheaply, and generally backstop them, then they have every reason to take huge risks in the future."

    Tagged with: UKbankingcreditlendersregulationeconomicsgovernmentintervention

Leave a Reply