“The true criminal, by whom I mean the man who will deliberately sacrifice others for his own advantage, is found in all ranks of society. He may never have occasion to transgress the law, and his true character may be disguised in rich apparel, showing forth only to the keen observer, in a number of actions which no law can punish and may even be made to support, and in which the brutal nature of the man comes out.”

– George C. Ives | A History of Penal Methods: Criminals, Witches, Lunatics

A Capitalist’s Dilemma

Victo Ngai

Why is our economy so stuck? When will it get better? Why is this great machines taking forever to recover when recessions are usually self-fixed within 6 months for decades? CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN, business professor at Harvard and a co-author of “How Will You Measure Your Life?”, pin-points the problems and offers some insightful solutions in today’s NYTimes Sunday Business.  

Frankly I am one of those who always skip the business section in a paper. When I was given this long manuscript for the assignment, I was like “oh man…”, but it turned out to be a VERY interesting read. You know what, I think I may grab a copy of Mr.Christensen’s book.

This essay is by far the most complex/abstract subject matter I have tackled, and I enjoyed the challenged very much. Thank you AD Minh for entrusting me with a difficult task! 

“Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and destructive Prime Minister of modern times.

Mass Unemployment, factory closures, communities destroyed – this is her legacy. She was a fighter and her enemy was the British working class. Her victories were aided by the politically corrupt leaders of the Labour Party and of many Trades Unions. It is because of policies begun by her that we are in this mess today.

Other prime ministers have followed her path, notably Tony Blair. She was the organ grinder, he was the monkey.

Remember she called Mandela a terrorist and took tea with the torturer and murderer Pinochet.

How should we honour her? Let’s privatise her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what she would have wanted”


Ken Loach (Film Director)

The Guardian. Live blog on the death of Thatcher