New Irish crime fiction / movies blog from Declan Burke.
Check out Conor’s blog.
Value for money? Via NYTimes
Skype, which earns money largely from fees to connect users to the telephone system, posted revenue of $79 million, up 123 percent. EBay purchased Skype in 2005 for $2.6 billion. â€œThis is a very young business growing very fast,â€? Ms. Whitman said
Via Mr. Exley, looks like a really good intiative from Labour UK.
Via Metafilter – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:
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As an EHM, Johnâ€™s job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure developmentâ€”loans that were much larger than neededâ€”and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, international corporations and the aid agencies allied with them were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building the global corporate empire.