Publication: The Economist

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Mr Abbott heads north

FOR four days this week Australia was run from a tent in a tropical-bush setting. Tony Abbott, the prime minister, was fulfilling a pledge to spend one week each year living with indigenous communities. On September 14th he took up residence in Arnhem ... [Published The Economist - 4 hours ago]
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Seeking change

GOFUNDME bills itself as a crowdfunding site where visitors can discover “Amazing Stories from Incredible People”. A swift scroll through the projects does yield some impressive stories—a special-needs teacher who got hit by a car trying to save her students; ... [Published The Economist - 4 hours ago]
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Fishy figures

“THE final lie” was what some Argentines called the December 2013 inflation figures published by their country’s statistics agency (INDEC). After the IMF threatened to censure the country for tampering with inflation data, in January INDEC rolled out ... [Published The Economist - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Thriving or surviving?

How people judge their own well-beingONLY around a quarter of humanity feel they are "thriving" along numerous social and financial dimensions. And only 17% of people globally feel they are doing well in three or more areas, according to the Global Well-Being ... [Published The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

From the archive: Botín's first gamble

As  we reported in this week's print editi on , t he death of Emilio Bot í n, Santander's chairman since 1986, is the end of a significant chapter in the bank’s history. When Mr Bot í n took over from his father, Santander was just a provincial bank in ... [Published The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

5Charlemagne: A Teutonic union

THE European Union, it is often said, long served to disguise both French weakness and German strength. It magnified France’s unabashed pursuit of its national interests and allowed Germany to pretend it did not have any. But the euro crisis has shifted ... [Published The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

What independence might mean for Scottish business schools

Sep 15th 2014, 15:11 by B.R.SCOTLAND will vote Thursday on whether to secede from the rest of the United Kingdom. As things stand, no one seems certain which way the referendum will go. There are lots arguments to be thrashed out—political, economic and ... [Published The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Riling the juggernaut

HERE'S a simple question: would Barack Obama have gone on prime-time TV to announce a new military campaign in Iraq and Syria had Islamic State (IS) not distributed savvily-produced videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists?I doubt it.  ... [Published The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Saddled with problems

ERITREA would appear on no one's list of cycling powerhouses. No African rider has ever won the Tour de France—no black African has ever even competed in it—and the last time an Olympic cycling medal was bestowed on an athlete from anywhere on the continent ... [Published The Economist - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

From poetry to prose

“YOU campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” No politician, surely, ever adhered to Mario Cuomo's mantra more completely than did Ian Paisley, who died today. This fierce Northern Irish unionist was a Presbyterian preacher by profession, and it showed. ... [Published The Economist - Sep 12 2014]
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Submitting essays: The jeopardy of just-in-time

Sep 11th 2014, 11:59 by D.N.“HARD work might pay off after time,” says the adage, “but procrastination will always pay off right now.” While inherently plausible, it would be unwise to adopt this advice as a lifestyle guide. The possible consequences ... [Published The Economist - Sep 12 2014]
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Still clouded by dust

NOT all of the victims of the September 11th attacks died on the day the towers fell. The collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings spewed a deadly mix of glass fibres, pulverised cement, asbestos, lead and a host of carcinogens from oil and petrol ... [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]

Quotes

Andrew Sullivan has asked the same question , and wonders if America isn't being led by the nose into compounding its errors in the region. " I deeply distrust wars that are prompted by this kind of emotion" Mr Sullivan writes, "however justified the emotion may be." He continues:
"The fact that Chinese and Western dyslexics show brain abnormalities in different brain regions suggests that dyslexia may even be two different brain disorders in the two streams of culture" Ms Siok writes . One lesson from her study, she adds, is that a dyslexic Chinese reader may not suffer the same problem with an alphabetic language...
... But he regards creeping fundamentalism as an impediment to a coherent military and hence a "national security issue". Besides, "mixing nuclear weapons with apocalyptic end-time theology is very dangerous."  Even if they have an open mind about Bibles in hotel rooms, many will say "Amen" to that
...He said after last week's meeting of the governing council: "There is no fiscal or monetary stimulus that will produce any effect without ambitious and important and strong structural reforms." Yet, as with fiscal consolidation, the ECB needs to recognize its own role: getting inflation back to target would make structural reform much easie...

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Mr Abbott heads north [Published The Economist - 4 hours ago]
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From the archive: Botín's first gamble [Published The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
5Charlemagne: A Teutonic union [Published The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
What independence might mean for Scottish busin... [Published The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
Riling the juggernaut [Published The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
Saddled with problems [Published The Economist - Sep 13 2014]
From poetry to prose [Published The Economist - Sep 12 2014]
Submitting essays: The jeopardy of just-in-time [Published The Economist - Sep 12 2014]
Still clouded by dust [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Slowing down [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Floods in India and Pakistan: Down the river [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Stone roses: Stone roses [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Psephology: Polls taxed [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Santander's future: Chip off the old block [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Hold the catch-up [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Scottish independence: UK RIP? [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Markets and independence: More questions than a... [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
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Free exchange: No country for old money [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Scottish independence: Rise of the ayes [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Tall order [Published The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
French public finances: Rétropédalage [Published The Economist - Sep 10 2014]
Slim SIMS [Published The Economist - Sep 10 2014]
Emilio Botín and Santander: A banking giant and... [Published The Economist - Sep 10 2014]
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