Huffington Post | London Riots: BBC Interview Gets Testy
Synopsis: According to Darcus Howe, London youth are rioting because of police brutality and harassment in the form of racially motivated stops and searches. Howe calls it “an insurrection of the masses of the people.”
Boston.com | London Riots: update
Stirring images of wanton destruction in London. The youth there are also fed up with the brutality and suspicionless searches apparently perpetrated by historic London furniture stores and jewelry stores (note sarcasm).
imgur | Scumbag Rioters
The situation in London.
An “insurrection of the masses of the people” would have directed its retaliation against aggressive government forces, not uninvolved third parties.
Robert Scott III | Fill ‘er Up: A Study of Statewide Gasoline Self-Service Bans
Written by an assistant professor of economics and finance, this paper lauds self-service bans at gas stations in New Jersey and Oregon, citing numerous benefits such as improved safety, reductions in certain business costs, environmental benefits, public support, and job creation.
Needless to say, I disagree. My comments are too lengthy to post in this roundup, but look forward to a short feature in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »