Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Linkism

Kenneth Rogoff has an interesting little piece on protectionism.

How China’s health care system will change as it becomes richer.

Where’s the party for Dilma?

On Ayatollah Khamenei’s failed attempt to ingratiate himself with the clerics of Qom.

UCLA researchers are trying to develop batteries the size of a grain of salt. Obviously take any predictions that said battery is imminently forthcoming with said grain.

How the electric car will disrupt Japan’s car parts makers:
People here refer to it as “electric vehicle shock.”

Sooner or, more likely, later the electric car could render thousands of companies superfluous here in the heart of Japan’s auto parts region.

No more engines. No call for exhaust pipes. Spark plugs? Gone with the electric-car wind.

Or so, in essence, warns a recent widely circulated study that predicts the eventual demise of much of Hamamatsu’s gasoline engine economy. Spurred by that study and a general sense of foreboding, carmakers, parts factories and local governments in this sprawling industrial town are joining forces to prepare for a future of electric vehicles.

Canadian lumber mills are starting up thanks to China’s ravenous demand.

Felix Salmon brings the paywall skepticism with The Times of London, which announced initial results from its paywall experience, and, in a fun real-life instance of media bias, the headline of its namesake in New York blares: “More than 100,000 Pay for British News Site.” Make sure you read the fine print on that one.

Co-payments for preventative treatments to disappear as a consequence of a certain widely-maligned law that apparently didn’t do too much.

No Man Is An Island (Updated for Technological Change).

In the grand New Yorker tradition of writing very interesting articles on subjects you wouldn’t, at first, believe are actually interesting: an article on one American coach’s quest to rescue American distance running (he’s kind of crazy).

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