Before we get to the links, I just want to mention a couple of things:
- I’ve added a del.icio.us widget to the sidebar on the right which will show you the last 5 links of the day I’ve posted. I’m not sure what this does yet other than create redundancy but it’s a start. Again, any tips for social bookmarking/link sharing are much appreciated.
- I’ve finally caught up with my backlog of posts from the past six weeks. I’ve dated them all from the day I started writing them not the day they were actually published. If you’re reading this on a feed you’ve probably already seen them pop up, but otherwise go back to Nov 7th and read forward and see if there’s anything you missed. I’ve some ideas for interesting original posts coming up this week so this deluge of link dumps will come to an end.
And now the links of the day:
- Mainstream Progressive Columnists Disdaining Progressive Candidates? by Ralph Nader (Dissident Voice, 12/11/2007) – the role of third party candidates in engendering social and political change in the US.
- Handup Or Handout? The Case Against Micro-Loans by Josh Kearns (Brave New Traveler, 12/12/2007) – an interesting an analysis of how micro-loans force people in the developing world into dependence on money economy at the expense of local self-reliance.
- City Pedestrian Crossings Are Discriminatory by Design by Brad Aaron (StreetsBlog, 12/17/2007) – and this doesn’t even include the 3-second crosswalk at Memorial Drive in Cambridge.
- Not-so-shocking news: Working moms are happier by Jessica Valenti (Feministing, 12/17/2007) -“The thing is, I have no doubt that most women (and men) would like more time with their children and more flexible schedules and workplace policies to facilitate that being possible. That’s definitely what feminists want.” Me too!