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[2]Reinventing The Wheel
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William Easterly | Foreign Policy | 14 October 2010
  Countries with highest per capita income today are mostly countries which
  had most advanced technology 500—even 1,000—years ago. But globalisation
  means that poor countries can catch up, if they want to

[3]Two Views On Mideast Peace
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Amos Oz and Sari Nusseibeh | NYRB | 13 October 2010
  Interesting perspective from Amos Oz: Israelis, Arabs both victims of
  Europe. Arabs suffered "imperialism, colonialism, repression"; Jews,
  "persecution, genocide". Each sees in the other its former oppressor

[4]Currency Chaos
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Jean Pisani-Ferry | Project Syndicate | 14 October 2010
  Seemingly every country wants a weaker currency. Fundamental need much
  greater among advanced economies. There's a job here for the IMF: create
  conceptual framework for intergovernmental discussion

[5]Britain, Outlier Nation
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Bagehot | Economist | 14 October 2010
  Too American to fit in with Europe. Too European to share the Tea Party's
  radicalism. Too Western to find new allies in the BRICs. Too posh for
  Australia. Conservative Britain is a lonely country

[6]Political Genius Of Robert Ford
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Nicholas Kohler | Maclean's | 12 October 2010

"He is enormous, uncultured, uncouth and déclassé, a high school football
  coach who presents more like a schoolyard bully". He hates bike lanes and
  speed bumps. And he looks set to be the next mayor of Toronto

[7]John Sculley On Steve Jobs
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Leander Kahney | Cult Of Mac | 14 October 2010

If you're interested in Apple, you'll be captivated by this interview, in
  which Sculley pays homage to Jobs. Sculley says, humbly, that Jobs was right
  about everything, and that he himself added almost nothing

Topic: Steve Jobs

Interviews, profiles, parodies, and even an obituary, tracking the life of
  America's greatest... [8]Continue reading...
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[9]Today on FiveBooks: Scott Soames on the Philosophy of Language
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