Allen Ginsberg, “Death and Fame. Last Poems 1993-1997“: absolutely great talent, very interesting views on life, in particular extreme liberal political views (which I share with the author to a great extent- by the way, very conservative readers might be shocked reading some of the poems in there, so be aware, you’ve been warned :-)), unfortunately not much understanding (and a waste of making nonsensical points to the contrary…) of what economics (economic policy) is or should be about (obviously there isn’t much in my perspective to intersect with the poet’s point of view when it comes down to that).
Dan indica (si comenteaza excelent) pe blogul lui articolul, vechi de cativa ani buni, “Scrisoare catre prietenii mei romani“, al lui Tamás Gáspár Miklós. Desigur unele lucruri s-au schimbat din 2000 si pana acum, intre timp am mai aflat lucruri noi etc., dar articolul ramane actual in mare parte si, desi inregistrez niste dezacorduri cand e vorba de anumite detalii, in mare nu pot decat sa fiu de acord cu autorul si sa recomand tuturor acest excelent articol. → Read more
An interesting editorial in the NYTimes by Hal Varian, on the fashion industry and its laissez-faire attitude inasmuch copyrights are concerned. With conclusions valid for other industries as well… Link via Greg Mankiw’s blog.
On the future of books: a very informative article from The Economist, 22nd of March (subscription required).