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Archive for September, 2009

  • Sep 17, 2009
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Some fires are best left to burn out

            17 September 2009 — Here is a very interesting analysis of modern macroeconomics. Some fires are best left to burn out William White   Financial Times OpEd    17 September 2009 Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009 Forest fires are judged to be nasty, especially when one’s own house or life […]


  • Sep 12, 2009
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Google writes its own rules

12 September 2009 — Here is an excellent analysis of the Google Book Search project by Christopher Caldwell of the Financial Times. Sceptics often ask of new government programmes: if it is so worthwhile, why is the private sector not doing it already? A similar question can be asked of companies claiming to be acting […]


  • Sep 10, 2009
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The byzantine politics of U.S. healthcare reform: from an American abroad

9 September 2009 — The United States is the only developed country without a universal program of health care coverage. As many as 50 million Americans lack insurance. While many Americans are dissatisfied with the health care system, attempts to change it are politically explosive.  Much of it is due to the American propensity for scrapping […]


  • Sep 3, 2009
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Amazon Draws Battle Lines Over Google Books Deal

3 September 2009 — Amazon has panned Google’s book settlement with the Author’s Guild saying that the deal “restrains competition” and “usurps the role of Congress in legislating solutions” as copyright and new technologies collide.  It is a member of the Open Book Alliance — which counts Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo as members — and other groups have […]


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