My media week 21/06/09

The Independent had a piece about the ten most ridiculous lawsuits of all time.

 

John Kay looks at regulatory capture, the situation in which regulators come to see their functions through the eyes of those they regulate: The slow drip of the ‘faster’ payments system.

 

In Spiked Duleep Allirajah looks at the dearth ofdecent films about football: Why aren’t there any decent football films?

 

In this week’s Forum on the BBC World Service, Australian writer and critic Clive James looks at what makes a film star iconic,   British mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy claims mathematics can flow from music, and music from mathsa and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues we’re all retreating into a new era that he calls ‘interpassivity’ in which we pass on our activity not just to others to do it for us but increasingly also to inanimate objects.

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