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Apple 's new iPad: expert reaction; Economics in the Crisis; The Real House Wives of Disney

Apple 's new iPad: expert reaction; Economics in the Crisis; The Real House Wives of Disney

The body's own check-engine light; Kony 2012 campaign to capture warlord goes viral, but also draws some critics

March 8, 2012 11:51 by



Economics in the Crisis

It is been four years since the financial crisis hi; and if you are anything like retrospective Kipp, you probably want some answers from economists. And yet the simple truth is there is still a rather large question mark in place of where answers should be. We found this account from Paul Krugman rather insightful: “In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been hard to notice the rise of shadow banking, banking that is carried out by non-depository institutions such as investment banks financing themselves through repo.”

Kony 2012 campaign to capture warlord goes viral, but also draws some critics

If you have your finger on social media pulse-you would have heard about KONY 2012. Maybe you ignored the link, or maybe you closed the window when you realized the video is 30 minutes long. Either way, with over 15 million hits in 2 days, KONY 2012, is probably something you should watch-it is a film that “aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

But as it is with all issues, there are the critics. Huffington Post for example argues: “By blindly supporting Uganda’s current government and its military adventures beyond its borders, as Invisible Children suggests that people do, Invisible Children is in fact guaranteeing that there will be more violence, not less, in Central Africa.” Foreign Policy has also posted a rather comprehensive critique of the video.

The body’s own check-engine light

A global collaboration of self-trackers are changing the definition of self-improvement. One startup is developing the tools to notify people when they are sick before they know it themselves.

Apple ‘s new iPad: expert reaction

Apple’s new iPad has received glowing reviews across the technology world. Here is The Telegraph’s round up the best of iPad 3 reviews.

The Real House Wives of Disney

Lindsy Lohan’s much anticipated and much disappointing SNL comeback, did produce atleast one funny skit. As TIME magazine puts it, The Real Housewives of Disney is “the quintessential childhood fantasy – turned into a nightmare. The Disney princesses get a reality-TV makeover, and the ideals of beauty and wealth come crashing down in a heap of cattiness and booze. Belle, Jasmine, Ariel and others learn the hard way that even fairy tales have their real-world drama.”



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