Monthly Archives: September 2012

The root of Europe’s riots; France’s harshest budget in 30 years; A cancer patient’s best friend; Punjab’s drug problem; 215m full-time child workers

1 The root of Europe’s riots (Ha-Joon Chang in The Guardian) Throughout the 1980s and 90s, when many developing countries were in crisis and borrowing money from the International Monetary Fund, waves of protests in those countries became known as … Continue reading

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Global financial system still at risk, says IMF; How we know when we’ve won; France’s jobless top 3 million; SA’s ANC ‘is in ICU’; The wages of pride

1 Global financial system still at risk, says IMF (The Guardian) The global financial system remains as risky as it was before the credit crisis, with the necessary “reboot” of the banking sector delayed by the emergency measures taken to … Continue reading

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India’s ‘tired regime runs out of ideas’; In iPhone 5 fever, don’t count Samsung out; ‘Serial mastery’ is sign of the times; Is tech destroying San Francisco?; Sam Becile and imbeciles

1 India’s ‘tired regime runs out of ideas’ (Jayati Ghosh in The Guardian) India’s ruling coalition has been rocked after its second-largest partner withdrew this week. The latest round of political instability comes about because prime minister Manmohan Singh announced … Continue reading

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Global slowdown is in the air; Quantitative easing isn’t magic; Books in the times of war; Is teleworking driving us crazy?

1 Global slowdown in the air (The Guardian) The prospect of a synchronised recession across the global economy looms larger after news that China’s factory output shrank for an 11th straight month, Europe’s recession intensified and the manufacturing sector in … Continue reading

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Greece embarks on firesale; Nanny state, mollycoddling business; French cartoons inflate film tension; Arctic sea ice sets new low

1 Greece embarks on firesale (The Guardian) When you hit hard times, it is time to pawn or part with the family silver – and an unprecedented clearout is now under way in Athens. Greece has announced it will sell … Continue reading

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Don’t tell anyone, but the stimulus worked; What if the US falls off the fiscal cliff; Greek economy may shrink 25% in 2014; The ‘isms’ of yesterday

1 Don’t tell anyone, but the stimulus worked (The New York Times) The reputation of the stimulus is meticulously restored from shabby to skillful in Michael Grunwald’s important new book, “The New New Deal.” His findings will come as a … Continue reading

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Global child mortality drops; One in five US kids in poverty; In China we (don’t) trust; Why men fail

1 Global child mortality drops (BBC) The number of children dying before the age of five has fallen significantly over the past 20 years, the UN children’s agency Unicef has said. Some 6.9 million children died before the age of … Continue reading

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