Bilingualism ‘can increase mental agility’ Strathclyde. Take that, you monolingual American exceptionalists!
Human cycles: History as science Nature. Our sometime guest blogger Richard Kline is a very serious practitioner.
Slim chances for America’s obese Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Guess what is the biggest single source of calories in the average American’s diet? Soda pop. And since there are plenty of people who don’t touch the stuff, imagine how much of total daily calories it provides for everyone else (related fun factoid: 25% of the average American’s daily calories are provided by sugar, with high fructose corn syrup counted as sugar).
China gives UK access to Gu Kailai trial Financial Times
Greek tourism gets Hollywood boost Guardian
‘Vengeance for ECB Bond-Buying Will Be Bitter’ Der Spiegel. The comments are much less sanguinary.
India Blackout Foreshadows US Event Daily Impact (martha r)
The Washington Post on the Most Transparent Administration Ever™ Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
Luck vs. Skill: Seeking the Secret of Your Success Thomas Frank, New York Times
Many Americans Die with ‘Virtually No Financial Assets’ Mark Thoma. So cutting Social Security and Medicare = old people die faster.
AIG Will Still Be Majority Owned by Tax Payers WSJ Deal Journal. Just so you know…
Top Companies Paid 9% U.S. Tax Rate NerdWallet (furzy mouse)
Debauched RMBS Credit Spectrum
Rally Monkey: “Stop trying to explain my behaviour. I’m a monkey.” FT Alphaville. I believe reader Maju was trying to puzzle this out.
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