Alrighty so I just spent the whole day in downtown Toronto, skipping the zombie walk-mind you I DID hug some zombies-handing out free hugs. Purpose? To end violence against women, we got guys to sign as a promise, and women to sign as supporters. Thing is, I realized that people are cold, I'm a 15 year old girl-I'm not going to…Continue
During the Cold War, India wanted to experiment with a program of sharing land between the government and the people. America also thought that they were in danger of falling to communism. Like in the previous chapter, the response was for America to launch a
program of food and monetary aid. This caused the native production of
wheat to fall because they could not compete with the US aid program.
In order to keep India from falling to communism,…
While Chapter 5 of Stuffed and Starved is called The Customer is Our Enemy: A Brief Introduction to the Food System Business, it focuses very little on the customer. I am very interested in the customer's role in this
industry, but Raj Patel's real focus for this chapter is interesting as well. He focuses on the "crony-capitalism" of the food industry. Crony-capitalism are my own words, taken from Ron Paul…
Chapter 4 of Stuffed and Starved is about how governments use abundance of food to prevent civil wars and insurgencies from their poor citizens. The British and American governments feared that if people went hungry for too long, they would turn to violence and throw an uprising.
Before I get into the main argument, I want to point out that Haiti is pulled out as a minor example that I don't discuss in my analysis here. It appears that Haiti has long gotten a bum rap. Like Mexico, we… Continue
Chapter 3, You Have Become Mexican, is about the relationship between Mexico and the United States, specifically about the poverty in Mexico and its causes. Most American's would think that it is the Mexican's own fault that they are poor, with their corruption problems in government, drug lords, and lack of America's natural business savvy. Raj Patel makes a strong case that the real problems with Mexico actually lie in America, even in some of our attempts to help Mexico.
I'm not myself today I don't know who I am But I know I'm not myself I feel like SCREAMING The words thoughts in my head jumble Twisted intertwined Changing morphing Into someone something I don't know I float I watch I can see myself changing For I'm not myself anymore I'm something someone new Never before seen Different but the same Changed but never changing Never the same Yet never different
Added by Amber Vargo on April 30, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Maureen Johnson continues filling in for John Green while he is on paternity leave. Today's topics include: your observations of the last video, the future of reading, how to be interviewed by the New York Times, and what Hank should name his dog.
As ever, Maureen is best reached here. She awaits your comments at this very moment:… Continue
Added by Tenley Nadine on January 27, 2010 at 10:31am —
As you may have figured out, this is my first blog post. I think this is rather exciting actually, finally getting to connect with all my secret siblings. I have watched all the Vlogbrother videos currently on Youtube. It took 10 hours. Anyway, I have created a Vlogbrothers video exactly identical to 50 jokes in 4 minutes except for the fact that I am female. Ah well, there really isn't much I can do about that. I would just like to quickly add that I am online at many hours, every day, and I… Continue
Added by Rose Tyler on January 8, 2010 at 10:04pm —
I have a 13 year old daughter who read the Twilight Saga books. You wanted so badly to see the movie New Moon. I have heard of the movie through TV commercials but never got a chance to see what it was rated. I went to WatchMoviesSite.com and decided to watch the bootleg version for free just so I'll know what type of sex, violence or cursing was in the movie. I also wanted to watch it to see why she was so obsessed with it. Granted I love Vampire Ware-wolf movies but after watching New Moon I… Continue
Added by William Katusoro on November 22, 2009 at 8:21pm —
With John's last video promoting a "Free Market" approach to health care, I thought I would present my alternative Free Market approach. This is a presentation from Clayton Christensen to college students at MIT, but it shouldn't be too hard to follow. That said, it is a lot denser and longer than John's video.
The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to the Healthcare Crisis
Keynesian economic analysis looks at the economy as a series of money transfers between entities. With each transfer of money, there is a corresponding transfer of goods or services so that resources are now distributed slightly more efficiently. This analysis tends to ignore gifts, I think, which I am fine… Continue
I've been making a lot of music on YouTube over the past few months but I've never put up an official download for any of my music. That changes today in this blog post - below you can download my parody of Hank Green's "Book Eight" which is a sort of semi-sequel to I Don't Like Harry Potter. I hope you enjoy it!
HOW TO DOWNLOAD:
Just right-click the link below and select "Save As" or "Save Target as"… Continue
Added by Paul Turner on August 19, 2009 at 7:45am —