Smart Links 08 August 2012
Commentary on getting kids out of house but not home, global rethink on unequal outcomes, Germany and Italy at each other’s throats, celebrating us, and 67 years ago a bomb dropped.
Time to get a place of your own.
Los Angeles Times -- A loving mother's advice: Hit the road, son
I love my son dearly, and I was looking forward to seeing him, but I couldn't face another summer living with him.
Not making unequal outcomes the fuel for equality of opportunity risks losing both. Watch France implode.
Financial Times -- The backlash against the rich has gone global
It is never a great sign when politicians start appealing to taxpayers’ patriotism.
Tax Research -- Is the era of lower taxes, deregulation and rising inequality over?
Gideon Rachman has an interesting article in the FT this morning. I’ll start with his conclusion, in which he says …
Gonzalo Raffo News -- Arthur Laffer: The Real 'Stimulus' Record
In country after country, increased government spending acted more like a depressant than a stimulant.
Punch out time.
Telegraph -- Germany and Italy near blows over euro
German politicians from across the spectrum have reacted furiously to warnings by Italy’s Mario Monti that Bundestag control over EU debt policies threatens to bring about the “disintegration” of the European project.
Playing for home. Thanks to David of London in London.
Daily Mail -- Multiculturalism? Nonsense. The Olympics are a victory for patriotism and common British values
The Olympic Games have brought British patriotism back into fashion: British patriotism in its broadest, most benevolent, most generous form.
Quote worth noting.
“The Union flags now flying all over the country are totems of a shared loyalty that supersedes ancestral ties.
Wherever our parents were born, we can be patriotic Britons by signing up to a set of common values.
And a pretty decent set of values they are: free speech, parliamentary democracy, jury trials, religious toleration, personal liberty, habeas corpus."
And 67 years ago today the world changed.
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