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A Call for Continued Open Standards and Net Neutrality

November 22nd, 2010  |  Source: scientificamerican.com

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned that social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster constitute one of "several threats to the Web's universality."

In an article in Scientific American, Berners-Lee argues that the openness of the Internet is at risk and must be defended lest we "lose the freedom to connect with whichever Web sites we want."


FINRA fines Trillium for phony quotes

September 14th, 2010

High-frequency trading is one of our favorite subjects over on FierceFinanceIT, and we encourage you to tune in for our take on the subject. The issue has really heated up recently as the regulatory response to the May 6 Flash Crash is expected this month.


Why private military and security companies should be regulated

September 8th, 2010

[PDF] Why private military and security companies should be regulated

José Luis Gómez del Prado 03 Sep 2010

The independent experts of the UN Working Group on mercenaries have arrived at the logical conclusion that a new binding international legal instrument is necessary to regulate and monitor the activities of private military and security companies (PMSC) The reasons are developed in the present article…

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The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond

September 5th, 2010  |  Source: Washington Post

By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes

Writing in these pages in early 2008, we put the total cost to the United States of the Iraq war at $3 trillion. This price tag dwarfed previous estimates, including the Bush administration’s 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war.

But today, as the United States ends combat in Iraq, it appears that our $3 trillion estimate (which accounted for both government expenses and the war’s broader impact on the U.S. economy) was, if anything, too low.


Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.

July 27th, 2010

ALEXANDRA PELOSI’s latest for HBO Documentaries premieres at 9 p.m. 7/26/10:

In the Emmy-nominated filmmaker’s sixth documentary, Pelosi chronicles the lives of children living on the poverty line in one of the nation’s richest counties.

Rep. Judy Biggert and Sen. Chris Dodd introduced the film in Washington last week.

Website http://itsh.bo/aPTNYt Movie poster http://bit.ly/9Am1ve


Dodd-Frank bill to become law, so what?

July 16th, 2010

The Dodd-Frank bill, like all major pieces of legislation, is tailor made for politicians. The rhetoric rains down like ticker tape, from supporters and detractors alike. Some might call this the “toughest restrictions on the financial industry since the Great Depression,” as the Washington Post did.


Humanitarian Accountability Partnership certification awarded to Concern Worldwide

June 30th, 2010

The international Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) has certified Concern Worldwide, the aid and development agency, in recognition of the agency’s adherence to and application of the highest international standards in all of its work.

Concern is one of just 8 International Non-Governmental Organizations to receive such certification.

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