news from around the world: week of october 7, 2011

Links to a few interesting articles...

All those dystopian science-fiction movies warned us about this sort of thing...but who pays attention to science-fiction movies?

If taxes are high enough so only the wealthy can afford healthy foods, would Denmark return to the Middle Ages when the aristocrats were overweight and the peasants were healthier because they didn't each rich foods every day?


DC bizarrely chose to limit its digital distribution options by joining with Amazon and shutting out Barnes & Noble, effectively giving preferential treatment to Amazon's kindle at the expense of B&N's Nook. So why should B&N support a company that deliberately chose to enter into an exclusive contract with a competitor? I'm with B&N on this one.

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