Globalization of Law:
- Honduras looking into limited outsourcing of criminal justice to Britain (via).
- David Weigel draws from Cliff’s Global Right Wing in an article on the NRA’s quest to globalize gun rights (via Dan Drezner).
Economic Armageddon, Round II:
- Chris Lehmann at Practical Theory: “there are a lot of powerful folks right now who are advocating for a pedagogy that they do not want for their own children. Some of these powerful people are running networks of schools that have a pedagogical approach that is directly counter to the educational approach they pay for for their own children. Moreover, these same powerful people tend to get upset when asked about the disconnect, saying that that question is off limits.”
- On a similar note, Daniel Luzer argues that online education shouldn’t be thought of as a straight substitute for the in-class experience.
- This is from months ago, but worth reading nonetheless. Daniel Abraham, who is half of the pseudonymous author of the Expanse series and writes epics fantasy under his own name, argues that epic fantasy doesn’t need to be “realistic” about class, gender, and all that. My issue, which I should probably write about sometime, is with the coherence of the socio-economic systems common in the genre.
- It is too bad that Charli’s out of commission, because I’m sure she’d be all over Joseph Young’s piece on the Armageddon Factor and drone warfare.
- Everyone’s talking, including Obama, about Syrian chemical-weapons threats. Also lack of CIA assets in Syria — but remember, stories like these are ways of publicly airing fights within the national-security bureaucracy.
- Adam Elkus, riffing on David Kilcullen, suggests that urbanization and world cities will change the operational and strategic landscape. It was news to me that there is a NIC Global Trends 2030 blog. But before you go visit, be prepared for some serious ugly.
- David Schuler reminds us what the trends on Chinese carbon emission look like, and argues that the US and Europe basically outsourced pollution to the PRC.
- Jon Scalzi’s post on being a “self-made man” is making the rounds, and for good reason.
- NPR blog coverage is rich with links and discussion. Erik Loomis summarizes the impact of DOMA on Ride’s partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy.