Tuesday, April 01, 2008

tuesday reads

Dismal projections by the Congressional Budget Office in Washington suggest that in the fiscal year starting in October, 28 million people in the US will be using government food stamps to buy essential groceries, the highest level since the food assistance programme was introduced in the 1960s.

Alphonso Jackson's resignation Monday as secretary of Housing and Urban Development didn't wipe away allegations that he had repeatedly steered contracts to cronies and urged underlings to let politics guide decisions

A study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that those who are homophobic are much more likely to to be aroused by male homoerotic imagry than those who are not. (h/t Violet Blue)

Wired: A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers."

Dell Inc. said Monday it will close its desktop computer manufacturing plant in North Austin by the end of this year, cutting 900 jobs as part of a global cost-cutting campaign.

Nation's Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization

Deb Milbrath
Apr 1, 2008

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