Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
Don Peck | Atlantic | 9 August 2011
Thoughtful essay on US wealth divide. "If the economic and cultural trends
under way continue unabated, class mobility will likely decrease in the
future, and class divides may eventually grow beyond our ability to bridge
What's Happening To Men?
Kay Hymowitz | Cato Unbound | 8 August 2011
They're falling behind, at least in America. By 2008 men were in the
minority at Harvard. They go abroad less, earn fewer graduate degrees. "This
is a first in human history, and its implications for both sexes are far
from simple" Comments
It’s The Economy, Dummkopf!
Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 10 August 2011
Far-reaching investigation into Germany's attitude to money and role as euro
saviour. "In this financial world of deceit, Germans are natives on a
protected island who have not been inoculated against the virus carried by
They Still Don’t Get It
Charles Wyplosz | Vox EU | 8 August 2011
Euro crisis is one of confidence not liquidity. So, ECB must guarantee
eurozone public debts; member states in turn must make effective changes to
national fiscal institutions. "Spectre of the 1930s is getting dangerously
Miracle Of Oil From Sand
Ronald Bailey | Reason | 9 August 2011
Despatch from oil sands mine in Alberta. "I marvelled at the cascades of
black bitumen froth bubbling over the sides of a separation cell like a
giant witch’s cauldron." It's tough on Mother Nature. It's also technology
at its best Comments
Is That All There Is?
James Wood | New Yorker | 8 August 2011
Or, to put it another way: Why are we here? For the religious, that question
is supposed to be answered already. For the secular, it's supposed to be
irrelevant. But the older we get, the more it frightens us. Can literature
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