There's so much pandering pap, Machiavellian crap and factory-processed opinion swirling around these days that when one encounters a fragment of truth, it is shocking and heart stopping. Trust me, you want people to buzz about your product, service, or cause? Then turn the bullshit generator off and tell it like it is.
This week I made the decision to cancel my subscription to the 14 magazines I read regularly. So what did I learn this week other that I saved a bunch of money on magazines and made a few bucks on a Beatles book? I learned that print isn't dead in all cases. It's just being redirected...or redefined.
Zambian author Dambisa Moyo proposes a refreshingly original, and correct, take on the state of African affairs: that developing countries plan their own futures and not depend on foreign aid -- that excessive aid fosters dependency, inhibits enterpise, leads to corruption and too often results in tyrannical governments and massive poverty.