Veiled attack on freedom, but who’s attacking whom?

When China is no longer self-sufficient in basic agricultural products, how will the work look like?

New book argues the rise of the west was not due to superior institutions as it was due to rent-seeking behaviour that plunders the world’s physical and human resources.

Goodness in one compartment of life coexisted with violence and cruelty in another in Howard’s End, just as Edwardian sincerity and righteousness coexisted with moral doubts and ambiguities in E.M. Forster’s life.

There’s been a lot of talks over our “inequity aversion”.  How interesting that on our path to pursue this ever-so-illusive, one side of the ocean choose fairness, the other equality.

We blame German’s aversion to stimulus spending on its hyperinflationary episodes in the last century.  Now this obsession with Internet privacy, what is it this time, memories of mass deportations?

What does a “golden age” for biopharmaceutical sector in China look like? A hundred biotech parks up and running.

Message behind the burqa ban: We are finally free, now you have to be too.

The winner-take-all world of supermodels, where fuzzy values like beauty and edginess is about as stable as that “gut feeling” on Wall Street.

An interesting discussion on the use of colons.  On a related note, I recently discovered that in Dutch, colons are applied differently.  Their specific SOV (subject-object-verb) sentence constructions make many of their sentences appear longer.  And since colons make scarcer appearances, sentences can appear run-on to English speakers. For example, sentences can very well start with “also” followed immediately by another sentence, with multiple “and” peppered in a sentence running over two to three lines long, all without pause.  I’ve never thought about how the use of punctuations can vary with languages.  But that makes more sense the more I think about it.

And awesome sign of the day.


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