Assorted Links

Andrew Wiles and Fermat’s Last Theorem

How panhandlers use free credit cards“, by Jim Rankin,, August 28, 2010
“What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need the means to shop for whatever they needed? What would they buy? Can you spare your credit card, sir?

In New York City, an advertising executive recently handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless Manhattan man after he had asked her for change. The man, who had been without home after losing a job, used the card to buy $25 worth of deodorant, water and cigarettes. And then he returned the card.”

No visa required: Who has most freedom to travel?, Daily chart, The Economist, August 25, 2010

I Like Glenn Beck Because He’s Fun to Watch,” by Tim Cavanaugh, Hit & Run, August 27, 2010

Movie Review: Lebanon – The View From the Lens of an Israeli Tank’s Scope,” by A.O. Scott, The New York Times, August 5, 2010

Mark Twain on Copyright
“Remarks of Samuel Langhorne Clemens Before the Congressional Joint Committee on Patents, December, 1906 (Mark Twain on Copyright)”

Persuading Congress: Candid Advice for Executives
Persuading Congress, by Joseph Gibson, is a very practical book, packed with wisdom and experience in a deceptively short and simple package.

This book will help you understand Congress. Written from the perspective of one who has helped put a lot of bills on the president’s desk and helped stop a lot more, this book explains in everyday terms why Congress behaves as it does. Then it shows you how you can best deploy whatever resources you have to move Congress in your direction.”

Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations, September 8, 2010

Strategies for Working with Congress: Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2010

Capitol Hill Workshop, September 22-24, 2010

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