Monthly Archives: May 2015

Paris Can’t Be Another Copenhagen – NYTimes.com

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“India will be one of the states hardest hit by climate change, with increased coastal flooding and melting Himalayan glaciers. Rising global temperatures would make water security an even greater problem in India-Pakistan…

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Paul Krugman attacks one of the major themes of Tom Friedman.

Paul Krugman attacks one of the major themes of Tom Friedman. Round one to Krugman. Can Friedman get up off the mat and reply. Krugman writes: “You see, writing and talking breathlessly about how technology changes everything might seem harmless, … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman attacks TPP: Trade and Trust – NYTimes.com.

Krugman writes: “In any case, the Pacific trade deal isn’t really about trade. Some already low tariffs would come down, but the main thrust of the proposed deal involves strengthening intellectual property rights — things like drug patents and movie … Continue reading

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Bangladesh’s Very Public Toilet Crisis – NYTimes.com

Bangladesh’s Very Public Toilet Crisis – NYTimes.com.  

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Saint Nicholas: The Power of Hope Is Real

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Great news from the work of Esther Duflo at JPAL/MIT, and Dean Karlan at Innovations for Poverty Action. Thank you Saint Nicholas. These economists and their colleagues are using micro-finance, randomized trials and…

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Free Trade Is Not the Enemy – William daley, NYTimes.com.

William Daley:  “The economic impact of the deal was immediately undercut by the collapse of the Mexican peso in 1994. But opponents’ predictions of “a giant sucking sound” accompanying the departure of millions of jobs from American workers never materialized, … Continue reading

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Fraternity of Failure – NYTimes.com

“In Bushworld, in other words, playing a central role in catastrophic policy failure doesn’t disqualify you from future influence. If anything, a record of being disastrously wrong on national security issues seems to be a required credential. Voters, even Republican … Continue reading

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The Iraq war, based on lies, was more than a mistake. nytimes.com|By Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman on our invasion of Iraq: “The fraudulence of the case for war was actually obvious even at the time: the ever-shifting arguments for an unchanging goal were a dead giveaway. So were the word games — the talk … Continue reading

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Roger Cohen: This Angry Arab Moment – NYTimes.com

Roger Cohen: “Einstein’s definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results — needs an addendum. Madness is doing the same thing over and over in the Middle East and expecting a different … Continue reading

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NYT: Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness

As the son of a corporate lawyer on wall street, when a teenager I used to complain that I felt like I had no father. Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness A study published this week found that prestigious … Continue reading

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