Weekend Links

Infrastructure for the Future We Want

There are three major schools of thought about what to do. The first is the status quo among politicians: do nothing, and hope nothing major happens on our watch. The second is the status quo among many chambers of commerce: rebuild the old systems with updated versions of the old technologies, paying a bonanza to construction and engineering corporations and turning the repaired systems over to private, for-profit utilities. These are both terrible ideas. There is, though, a third way. We might look into this unfolding disaster and see an opportunity for real change.

Commercial rights to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa were sold for $3.4 billion, 30 percent more than the last tournament in Germany two years ago, world soccer’s governing body said

Soccer World Cup 2010 Rights Sold for $3.4 Billion, FIFA Says

I’m flying up to Boston this evening with my brother. He was home for the weekend and I’m off until Tuesday. I’m going up to go to the BC- Maryland game tomorrow. I’m not a football fan but this should be good.


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