A Few Goodies 6/2/2011
Globalization and Unemployment - the May employment report is expected to show slow jobs growth, renewing pessimism about the U.S. economy. Michael Spence, a Nobel Prize-winning economist writes that economic growth and employment in the United States have started to diverge, increasing income inequality and reducing jobs for less-educated workers. (Foreign Affairs)
Plate Pushing Vegetables, Fruit Ousts Food Pyramid - The government scrapped its food pyramid Thursday, replacing it with MyPlate, a campaign that encourages Americans to fill up half their diet with fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugary drinks and oversized portions. (PBS NewsHour)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory - The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network. (Rolling Stone)
Jane Lynch: officially the host of the Emmy Awards - It’s official: Jane Lynch will host this year’s Emmy Awards. As previously reported, the actress known as Sue Sylvester on “Glee” had been in talks to tackle the gig. (Washington Post)
Next stop, the food desert: Fresh produce gets on the bus - The payoff scene in this video about a new mobile produce stand on Chicago's West Side comes about nine minutes in. A young boy is urged to eat an apple by the women staffing the Fresh Moves bus, which just launched with the mission of bringing fresh produce to an inner-city food desert. (Grist)
Hackers Disrupt PBS Web Site and Post a Fake Report About a Rap Artist - The PBS Web site briefly carried a fake article claiming that the famed rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and living in New Zealand after a group of hackers took over the organization’s computer systems on Saturday night. (NY Times)
The Weiner Talk Gets Weird - Let me say first I think Weiner has made things look much worse for himself in the last 24 hours, especially dodging Luke Russert's efforts to get him to state categorically that the package in question isn't his. (Salon)
For the 65-plus set and boomers back in the dating game, tips for meeting people online - “I had plenty of lemons before lemonade, believe me,” said Valentino, a furniture salesman in Long Branch, N.J. One prospect said he was too old. Another went out with him to win a bet with a co-worker. A third told him all about her two grown sons and “their careers in the penal system, only they weren’t guards.” (Washington Post)
Harry: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.
Lloyd: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man.