Saturday, October 16, 2010


How is California like a Rust Belt state?

Robert Frank, in the NYT, claims that inequality is an economic evil.

What’s it like getting your leg bitten off by a great white shark?

The history of ad men crusading against cigarettes. (An aperitif for Mad Men).

Why we can’t invent our way out of global warming (and why Moore’s Law is a very limited metaphor).

More about the future of Azad University in Iran (the political football between Ahmadinejad and Rafsanjani).

An LA Times writer reporting, in person, from North Korea.

More on the mortgage disaster: from WSJ, from TNR, and a comprehensive article here (including the hilarious detail that Wells Fargo once sued itself for being behind on its payments.)

China’s property market goes up and couples are now divorcing in order to get around the government’s rules (which limit a certain amount of houses per household).

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