Smart Links 07 February 2013
Commentary on questions for Carney, Arctic politics, fathers, more on Manet, the view from Moscow, the abortion question, and making drinking and driving very expensive.
Five questions for Mark.
Financial Times -- The five questions Carney must answer
The next BoE governor must live up to his rock star billing.
Telegraph -- Carney provides a welcome breath of fresh air
OK, so we've now heard enough from Mark Carney, Governor-elect of the Bank of England, to see roughly where he's coming from on monetary policy, and it's not quite as radical as some had been hoping for.
The Arctic Big Eight
Financial Times -- Environment: Frozen frontiers
The rapid melting of Arctic ice is unleashing a scramble to exploit vast oil and gas deposits.
New York Review of Books -- My Father Murray Urquhart
My father was single-minded to a fault. Painting took absolute priority in his life, and his wife and children—not to mention national events and international disasters—were all secondary.
New Statesman -- The subtle sexuality of Édouard Manet
It would be impossible to paint “modern life” without touching on the touchy subject of sex.
Russian In Global Affairs -- Keeping the Powder Dry
Why Russia Should Build Up Its Military Might Even in a Favorable Foreign Environment.
The ‘F’ Word -- Anti-choice reasons for abortion
At the back of my mind, there are always the conversations and debates and arguments I've occasionally had, and the things I "should" have said.
National Post -- Mother’s account of her difficult decision to request a late-term abortion
Twenty-one weeks into her second pregnancy, when the fetus was diagnosed with a rare bone disease, Carol determined she had two options: carry the baby to term and deliver a child with a shattered skeleton that would live for a matter of seconds or request a rare late-term abortion.
Making drinking and driving expensive.
Times Colonist -- Editorial: Don’t go easy on tipsy drivers
The B.C. government has hit some bumps in the road as it endeavours to strengthen its drunk-driving laws.
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