Stories like this one are becoming increasingly prevalent of late (via WebWord). Some of them are simply made up, some are exaggerated to make for better propaganda, but some of them are just true. It makes me a little bit worried that with all the anti-war, anti-capitalist, and anti-Bush stuff I've written this last year, I'll find myself on a no-fly list when Scott and I do our Toad the Wet Sprocket road trip next year.
We'll see. I do find it encouraging, though, that both right- and left-wing voices (the Lew Rockwell site on which this article appeared bills itself as "the premier anti-state, pro-market site on the net"--not my usual reading matter) in the US are expressing dismay and fear over the policies and practices that could turn the USA into a police state. "Land of the free," and all that, remember?
And while I'm in the politics/economics zone anyway, Andrew Orlowski in The Register has an interesting article about the beginnings of a backlash against short-termism in investment markets. Well worth reading.