Newsletter 109


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[2]Russia's Toughest Away Games
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James Appell | Football Ramble | 23 September 2010How Moscow has been using
  football in the North Caucasus as a political tool. With mixed results,
  particularly for the teams who have to visit Grozny and Nalchik, and the
  hardy fans who follow them there

[3]
Rejuvenating The Old Lady
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Kieron O'Connor | Swiss Ramble | 23 September 2010Interesting, if
  number-heavy, analysis of Juventus four years on from the match-fixing
  scandal. Debts are low, costs under control. But attendance figures are
  feeble, Champions League qualification crucial

[4]
The Fed, Translated Into English
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Jacob Goldstein | Planet Money | 21 September 2010Latest statement from the
  Federal Reserve, with click-to-translate into plain English. Nice gizmo. And
  a great improvement in the prose. If only central bankers would write this
  way unprompted

[5]
Should You Be The Next Larry Summers?
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      5. http://b.rw/cnWZ1k

Keith Hennessy | 22 September 2010White House Economic Council identifies
  issues that need presidential decision, supplies advice, communicates
  policy, co-ordinates implementation. Summers had high profile, but it's
  mostly behind-scenes work

[6]
US-China Trade Ties
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      6. http://b.rw/b622ln

Andy Xie | Caixin | 21 September 2010Exchange-rate tensions will continue.
  US Congress may threaten protectionist bill. But it won't follow through,
  because so much of the value-added in the trade relationship is captured at
  the US end

[7]
Seven-Headed President
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Mathieu von Rohr | Spiegel | 21 September 2010Explaining how the Swiss
  federal government gets elected. Not an easy task, given that it's a
  leaderless council with proportional representation for parties, and
  regional, linguistic and gender diversity

[8]
Cancering
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W.Daniel Hills | Edge | 23 September 2010
  Argument for changing the way we approach cancer treatment. Cancer is not a
  collection of specific diseases. It's a class of symptoms indicating that
  your body's self-regulatory mechanisms have broken down

[9]The Real Greek Economy
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      9. http://b.rw/b8bUws

Aristos Doxiadis | Open Democracy | 23 September 2010
  Interesting sociological account of Greek economy. "Culture of opportunism".
  Very different from EU norm. No internalisation of social rules. Individuals
  rarely co-operate, except to make demands

[10]
My Lie
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      10. http://b.rw/b2rHDJ

Meredith Maran | Salon | 20 September 2010
  Writer tells how she fell victim to mass panic in 1980s, came to believe her
  father had molested her, later realised she had "false memory syndrome".
  Moving, troubling, in many ways

[11]
Dickens In Lagos
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George Packer | Lapham's Quarterly | 23 September 2010

To understand life in Lagos, it helps to read Dickens, and vice-versa. The
  great cities of the developing world are a century or two behind the West,
  full of the colour and characters of 19th-century novels

[12]Lady Killer
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Dahlia Lithwick | Slate | 21 September 2010
  Women account for 13% of murders, but only 2% of death sentences. Should
  society have a special revulsion against executing women, and, if so, why?
  Virginia about to execute woman for first time in 100 years

[13]Topic: Farming And Food
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George Steinbrenner, Claude Levi-Strauss, Dash Snow, Alan King-Hamilton,
  Mont Liggins, John Simplot... [14]Continue reading...
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[15]Today on FiveBooks: Millennium Development Goals
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      15. http://fivebooks.com

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