The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Arab human development report spares no autocrat

I know that there is nothing more eye-fibrilating and dull than a UN report, thankfully Tom Friedman sums it up for us. The bottom line is exactly what you would expect it to be; to much authoritarianism, not enough freedom. The report looked at governance and liberty in the Arab world.
This is just silly, but life is serious enough without getting bogged down in it. So to that end, I invite you to check out the Ig Nobel prize website. One of my favorites was the 2003 winner in the field of Physics:
Jack Harvey, John Culvenor, Warren Payne, Steve Cowley, Michael Lawrance, David Stuart, and Robyn Williams of Australia, for their irresistible report "An Analysis of the Forces Required to Drag Sheep over Various Surfaces."


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