Smart Links 11 June 2012
Commentary on India’s stalled economy, the physics philosophy debate, the great British 60 year contrast, slowly Europe federates, why Michael Bloomberg is mean, and the incredible lightness of politicians.
Why India has slowed. (ed’s note – actually persistent levels of illiteracy are more important particularly for women).
Project Syndicate -- What Happened to India?
Emerging markets around the world – Brazil, China, India, and Russia, to name the largest – are slowing.
Chalk and cheese yet ...
New York Times -- Physicists, Stop the Churlishness
A KERFUFFLE has broken out between philosophy and physics.
Goodbye Commonwealth hello Europe.
Telegraph -- The cloud that darkened this 60-year reign was Europe
The source of the biggest changes in British life over the 60 years of the Queen's reign went unmentioned during the Jubilee.
Independent -- Peter Popham: Amid the bailouts, a United States of Europe takes shape
Never mind details of rescue funds, Eurobonds and the like, moves towards a federated Continent are now unstoppable, says veteran Independent on Sunday correspondent.
Vetoing the ‘living wage’. (ed’s note – the minimum wage is poor social policy but in the absence of world class education and health …)
Guardian -- Why Michael Bloomberg vetoed the living wage
New York's mayor enjoys a reputation as a liberal centrist, but his record shows the iron fist of a free-market fundamentalist.
Running scared hurts us all.
Toronto Star -- How political gridlock condemns us to traffic gridlock
When two veteran politicians met downtown to discuss congestion in the GTA, one of them got stuck in traffic.
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