This Mid-Week Reads collection is a Global Economy Special.
- How Wall Street killed financial reform. (Rolling Stone)
- Could Europe decide the U.S. election? (Reuters)
- Economics professor in London: 'They aren't here to learn, they're here to pass.' (Guardian). Here's an excerpt:
"We are currently offering one course in ethics, taken by 10-20% of students. What would happen if we offered an entire semester with only ethical courses? I suspect many of our students would have serious problems passing those. If they had to engage with complex ethical issues in debates … many would fail." (End of excerpt)
I have never underestimated the Indian media's capacity for capturing the absurd; the below graphic is a prime example. The media's obsession with AB-Jaya-Rekha triangle seems to be never-ending, as this graphic, from the Telegraph, published from Kolkata, shows.