Tuesday, April 5, 2011


What happened to all of the good action movie scenes?

Obama administration apparently reaches free-trade deal with Colombia.

Too big to fail (Nigeria’s Presidential elections)?

Interesting move: Google to bid $900 million for Nortel’s patents. Also, the FTC might launch an antitrust suit against Google, continuing the longstanding trend of “let’s scrutinize tech companies heavily but completely ignore other industries…”

China’s tricky wage structure. Also: China—the new Midwest.

Why did the Fed make low-interest loans to the Libyan central bank during the financial crisis?

The problems with data.gov.

The problems of megacities.

Newfangled, cool inventions: plastic microprocessors.

Should we save NPR and cut PBS?

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