• Archive for May, 2008

    Indian Village Economies

    by  • May 25, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Alia’s predicament is akin to most of residents in India’s half a million villages. Where poverty is secular and shows no sign of receding. Like Barigaon, most of India’s villages are entirely sustained by natural resources like land and forest. With 70 per cent of population depending on agriculture and around 400 million people on [...]

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    Indiana Jones IV

    by  • May 24, 2008 • Trivia and Media • 0 Comments

    It’s just fine. It’s no great meditation upon aging, but people have aged. It’s perhaps not the most inspired of the plots, but it’s not breathtakingly stupid… in short, it works. You’ll enjoy yourself. Go see it.

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    Bothering Barnett Again

    by  • May 24, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Hm. Let’s see, in the event of a global economic crash, whether India or China fare better. The village is rooted in self-sufficiency and food security. The global economy, while efficient in some respects, is incredibly volatile and unstable. To grow dependent on something you cannot hope to control is not wisdom. I think that [...]

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    Christian Science Monitor on AFRICOM

    by  • May 23, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0516/p03s03-usmi.html?page=1 I’m still figuring out what I learned at the AFRICOM expo. I had brief discussions on STAR-TIDES with a lot of senior people, but placing infrastructure at the center of “winning the peace” is such a radical shift in perspective from the process-heavy approaches which have been at the core of the US govt. [...]

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