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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mid-Week Reads - The Best of Politics, Economics, & Ideas

This Mid-Week Reads collection is a Global Economy Special.

  • 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.

1 comment:

Avinash K said...

Wow! Couldn't understand the articles about greece exit at all! Would be great if we can have simpler articles!