Shoes, glorious shoes

We all have dreams. World peace, winning the lotto, taking a round the world trip, having the power of invisibility, you know the kind of thing. I would like those things too but my current passion is to own a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes.

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Latte Drinkers and Racial Demagogues

Interesting piece here in the always excellent New York Review about class in American politics. Sarah Byam had a good piece here on Tuppenceworth a few years ago about how the right deny that class exists whenever there's any debate about economic priorities. To do otherwise would give the lie to the official line that there's no such thing as class.

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The Information Age has truly arrived…

This piece is thematically linked to Fergal Crehan's excellent treatise on on-line libel. In it I hope to map out how the Information Age is truly upon us and the days of 'it will be alright on the night' management of websites or other information are long behind us. A barrister talks openly about 'cornering the market in IT Law'.

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Libel Liability

By way of inaugurating my participation in this blog, I'm posting the below article on the subject of defamation and the internet. It's part of my plan to corner the market in IT Law. A piece on Bittorrent will follow in the next week or so.

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Gather a Posse

Well, there we are now. All the invites sent out. I recently discovered that the County Sheriff, who is the person you get to collect money from bad debtors, is allowed to actually round up a posse to get the goods.

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EuroNews

EuroNews: "The European Parliament, which next month starts chewing over the EuropeanCommission's proposals for working hours has already begun re-inforcing several key worker's rights. The Employment and Social Affairs Commission meeting on Wednesday has by a large majority accepted the idea of progressively abandoning 'opt out' cases, where the 48 hour.

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Community Radio- Entering The Digital Age

Community Radio- Entering The Digital Age: "Community Radio - Entering the Digital AgeWith webcasting, iPods and P2P file sharing, it is difficult not to notice that the ways people are using audio are rapidly changing. Where a few years ago teenagers might swop 'mix tapes' it is likely now that they will instead swop a few gigbytes of their favourite artists.

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The Weak Empire

I think we can all agree that something has gone wrong recently. Something in the air isn't quite right. Locally, everything seems the same.

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