Smart Links 04 April 2012
Commentary on Israel, the economic principle that underlies the individual mandate, Nutraloaf and life in an American prison, Canada and Russia, James Grant on the Fed, a guide to spring cleaning, and Bob Rae takes the gloves off.
So it goes.
New York Review of Books -- The Middle East Conflict Comes to France
The terrorist shootings in Toulouse and Montauban in France last week were, among other things, another episode in the war that for nearly a half century has been going on between Zionism and the Palestinians, in which Western Europe and the United States have suffered much collateral damage.
Why broccoli and health care are different, and why it matters a great deal.
Brookings -- Why Health Care Isn’t Broccoli—Some Basic Economics
It isn't often that the course of history turns on principles taught in freshman economics. But the fate of the health reform legislation is now in jeopardy in part because some Supreme Court justices have so far failed to grasp such principles.
Slice of Nutraloaf anyone?
Chicago Magazine -- Dining Critic Tries Nutraloaf, the Prison Food for Misbehaving Inmates
Inmates at Cook County Jail are allowed three privileges: television, books, and food.
Thoughtful article on the changes in Russia and a plea for Canadian engagement. Thanks to Hillary of Victoria.
Pdf below -- Russia's Long Journey on the Road to Democracy
Religion and science in the Prime Minister’s world view. Thanks to Tony of Victoria.
Tyee -- Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission
Signs mount that Canada's government is beholden to a religious agenda averse to science and rational debate.
James Grant walks through his Fed issues.
Pdf below -- Piece of my Mind
10 spring cleaning tips. (ed’s note – just do it).
Globe and Mail -- 10 tips to conquer the clutter
The boxes of new toys vying for space. The mail piled up by the door. And the holiday decorations that have cross-pollinated with your belongings. It’s no wonder decluttering is now a top New Year’s resolution, right up there with dieting and exercising.
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