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Snagging the Book of the Year!

At every NAVSA, as with most academic conferences, there are tables run by academic booksellers, offering discounts on great books. This is an important practice because most academic books have small print runs and are usually only purchased by libraries. 613 more words

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The Evolution of Capitalism

Capitalists build products to last forever.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists underpay adult laborers working under horrible conditions.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists underpay children working under horrible conditions. 126 more words


'Mary' Christmas - capitalism, socialism and charity

A number of students at QM have launched an initiative to distribute food and clothes to homeless people this Christmas. They have raised the money themselves to pay for this initiative and it has drawn praise from the local council and the chancellor of the University. 304 more words


reasons why russell brand can go fuck himself

Okay so this is hardly an original rant, but the more people read this the better. To quote something Russell Brand would probably say: “I’m trying to enhance public consciousness and bridge the disconnect between the working class and the cultural elite”. 472 more words

Elections and Voter Apathy

I was reading in the newspapers about voter apathy and low voter turn outs. There is nothing new about this. This election reflects other elections. People in our country know they have a sense of powerlessness. 369 more words


Transit Reform in Santiago: Part II

Original post date: October 22, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

The success of any endeavor is dependent upon the metric being used. If the goal of transit reform in Santiago, Chile was the elimination of profit from transit and the homogenization of bus services, the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, … 711 more words


Transit Reform in Santiago

Original post date: October 18, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

In 2007, Chile’s center-left ruling government coalition eliminated most private provision of transit, citing the need to eliminate profit and reduce the diversity of services offered to the traveling public in the capital city of Santiago. 421 more words