Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times on the need for rational politics.
Many of the retrospectives on Ted Kennedy’s life mention his regret that he didn’t accept Richard Nixon’s offer of a bipartisan health care deal. The moral some commentators take from that regret is that today’s health care reformers should do what Mr. Kennedy balked at doing back then, and reach out to the other side.
Sarah Carey’s article from the IT on social networking sites, the hyping of Twitter and user demographics.
Two of my favorite quotes from this:
‘Analysts reckon that grannies love Facebook because it’s a handy way to keep in touch with their grandchildren.’
‘lots of people set up a Twitter account to see what all the fuss is about and then realising its sheer uselessness to them, promptly abandon it.’
The mixed messages coming from Government on the purpose of Nama shows that even with godd debate in the Dáil and the media, government is where policy is made and any attempt to reform the political system should not ignore this.
Muiris MacCartaigh’s IT article.