Quinta-feira, 29 de Dezembro, 2011


Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra, Solsbury Hill

Desculpem, mas o trocadilho era impossível de…

Directora-geral do Orçamento demite-se em desacordo com o Governo

Maria Eugénia Pires já anunciou à sua equipa que vai abandonar o cargo na próxima semana.

A directora-geral do Orçamento apresentou a sua demissão ao ministro das Finanças, Vítor Gaspar, por discordância com algumas das políticas orçamentais seguidas pelo actual Governo, apurou o Económico.

PS espera que nova lei dinamize reabilitação urbana e evite rupturas sociais

(não, não estou a falar de relvas, nem seguros, embora…)

Student Debt Isn’t Just For College Kids Anymore

Student debt among middle-aged Americans grew by nearly half in the past three years. Thank the awful job market.

Do China’s Village Protests Help the Regime?

Over the past two weeks, the western press has focused on a striking story out of China: a riveting series of protests in Wukan, a fishing village in the country’s prosperous south. The story is depressingly familiar: Corrupt cadres sell off public land and villagers get nothing. Anger builds and protests erupt. Inept local officials negotiate and then turn to violence, in this case encircling the town with police in hopes of starving the population into submission.

De Tony Judt:

Moral seriousness in public life is like pornography: hard to define but you know it when you see it. It describes a coherence of intention and action, an ethic of political responsibility. All politics is the art of the possible. But art too has its ethic.

O acréscimo de emigrantes do domicílio, vulgo, sem-abrigo.

Aguarda-se a opinião do ministro Relvas e as boutades insurgentes, se possível a partir de um hotel dos Emiratos Árabes Unidos.

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