Apologies for thin links, I have an indecently early AM meeting (as in turned in and am back up, having mistakenly failed to publish this before retiring).
Experts baffled by ‘small’ Bangladesh tigers BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Collective Intelligence: Number of Women in Group Linked to Effectiveness in Solving Difficult Problems Science Daily (hat tip reader John M). The funny bit is I have seen studies (don’t ask me to find them) that show that most men prefer to work in all male environments, while most women don’t care all that much about the gender mix. And I wonder whether results like this depend in large measure of the presence of women simply dampening jockeying for dominance among men, which gets in the way of task focus (I have real trouble with gender stereotypes like the one embedded in this finding, that women are more “sensitive”).
Sex in the U.S.: Survey Finds ‘Enormous Diversity‘ MedPage Today (hat tip reader Skippy)
Empathy’s failures Bad Science (hat tip reader John M)
Lessons on Reform: The Count-Duke of Olivares Joe Costello
Bugatti, Ferrari Sell Out of Supercars as Luxury Roars Back; Porsche’s $275,000 911 Speedster May Sell Out by Late October; Mercedes Order By `Nothing Town’ Shows Rise of India’s Cities Bloomberg (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Imports from China, Numbers Please Dean Baker
How an unloved bail-out saved America Steven Rattner Financial Times. Revealing that this piece comes from a member of Team Obama.
How has the crisis changed the teaching of economics? Economist (hst tip reader Skippy)
Ireland’s taxpayers have shouldered too much Wolfgang Münchau, Financial Times (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
Why we need to follow the Irish and restructure our ‘zombie’ banks Telegraph (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck YouTube hat tip reader Sundog)
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