links for 2010-07-19

Cameron's Big Society will leave the poor and powerless behind Nice analysis from Anna Coote in the Guardian on the lack of measures addressing equality in the concept and delivery of #bigsociety. (tags: bigsociety guardian equality) The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen I certainly recommend reading it. From the Observer's review: "The Idea of … Continue reading links for 2010-07-19

My full list of World Cup predictions

Having done so well in the General Election prediction stakes, I’m looking to do the same for the World Cup. Thus, here are my full predictions for how I think the World Cup will go. Feel free to debate my selections in the comments… Group A Mexico Uruguay France South Africa Group B Argentina Greece … Continue reading My full list of World Cup predictions

Friday puzzle, no.19 (after the Bank Holiday edition)

It is my genuine hope that you all had better things to do over the weekend than look at links on the internet. Assuming this was the case, the Friday Puzzle returns today with its usual collection of links and internet paraphernalia. As ever, thanks go to Wrighty for being the arbiter of this fine … Continue reading Friday puzzle, no.19 (after the Bank Holiday edition)

On Wikipedia

The news that staff of the Australian Primer Minister have made numerous edits to “potentially damaging entries” will be music to Oliver Kamm’s ears. Oliver has been one of the keenest critics of Wikipedia and, though trenchantly argued, many of his points are good ones. It is true that Wikipedia relies on the wisdom of … Continue reading On Wikipedia

Taking a beating

Federal Court Ruling from the Melbourne Age, Australia (AP) – A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to … Continue reading Taking a beating

Ricky Ponting

I was raving about Paul Collingwood the other day, and quite rightly, since he’d just scored 206. But the real star of the Ashes at the moment is the Australian captain, Ricky Ponting. Ponting rightly pointed out a while ago that there had to be an Australian captain who would lose the Ashes at one … Continue reading Ricky Ponting