Smart Links 08 February 2013
Commentary on the state of dating, public health in the UK, central bank rethink, making Pulp Fiction, canceling early, Bolen Book’s make over, and back in the news (kinda).
Are on-dating technologies making long term relationships even more difficult? You don’t have to bump into someone at Bloomingdale’s anymore.
The Atlantic – A Million First Dates
How online romance is threatening monogamy.
Lesson for Canada? Thanks to David of London.
Spectator -- Death on the NHS
It wasn't just Stafford. The report into NHS Mid Staffs says it was the most visible example of a sickness that threatens lives across the health service.
Time for the unthinkable – ‘monetary financing of the fiscal deficit’.
Financial Times -- A case to reset basis of monetary policy
The current regime is meant to stabilise inflation and help stabilise the economy. It has failed.
Some of the spin behind Pulp.
Vanity Fair -- The Pulp Fiction Oral History
“I wasn’t sure I wanted to be in the movie,” -- Uma Thurman.
Better to get the bad news out of the way first. Duh!
Washington Post -- After getting snowed in for years, US airlines find its best to cancel before the storm
As the Northeast braces for its largest winter storm in more than a year, airlines are already employing a strategy that has served them well in recent years: Cancel flights early and keep planes and crews — and passengers — away from snowed-in airports.
After the bad news that our local bookstore Cadboro Bay Books closed the good news that Bolen Book’s is renovating.
Times Colonist -- Bolen’s $600,000 renovation a new chapter for book store
Samantha Bolen is surprising the book trade by investing in a major makeover of her store, which has been established for nearly four decades at Hillside Shopping Centre.
Times Colonist -- Liberal leadership candidate Joyce Murray supports sewage treatment
Liberal leadership hopeful Joyce Murray supports the region’s provincially ordered secondary sewage treatment — unlike at least two of her challengers.
(ed’s note – Yesterday at a meeting at UVIC we discussed this interview. Joyce like me is fully behind treatment when there is scientific evidence of net environmental benefit from doing something different than screening.)
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