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Congress and pensions

economist.com — SO THE US Congress has agreed on a way of funding the highway trust fund, the scheme that fixes the potholes and the bridges (and should be funded by a tax on...
Jul 27, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The US Congress has agreed on a way of funding the highway trust fund. The "money" will come from "pension smoothing" econ.st/1lwcDLo

A surprising safe haven

economist.com — LYING between Colombia's coca bushes and Mexico's cocaine traffickers, Central America is a choke point on the drugs trail. In 2010 the smugglers ensured that Honduras, El Salvador, Belize and Guatemala were among the world's seven most violent countries. Costa Rica and Panama are richer and safer.

DFID and forced resettlements

economist.com — AID in Africa has controversial reputation. Critics say it is wasteful and does little to assist the poor. Some even argue that it is counter-productive by making...
Jul 26, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: An Ethiopian man has alleged that Britain's development assistance to Ethiopia led to human rights abuses econ.st/1tBfkAL

Recreational drugs

economist.com — ALL sorts of things can be ordered online in China, but few goods are delivered as fast as ketamine. It takes one hour and 500 yuan ($80), says Nine Ice Dragon Room, a dealer on QQ, an online-messaging service, for five grams of Guangdong's purest "K" to reach an address in central Shanghai.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @natashakhanhk: Breaking Bad in #China: econ.st/1rO7Bz5 via @TheEconomist "Some are now calling China the new front in the global war on drugs."

Jul 27, 2014

RT @nicola_davison: On legal highs and how China is fast becoming the synthetic drug lab of the world. econ.st/1rO7Bz5 @TheEconomist (by me)

Stop the rockets, but lift the siege

economist.com — THE mounting toll of innocents in Gaza is reason enough for anyone with compassion to demand a ceasefire. Since July 8th, when Israel began its campaign to clobber Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that has run the Gaza Strip since 2007, at least 700 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians and many of them children, along with at least 35 Israelis, including three civilians.
Jul 28, 2014

Israel and Gaza: Stop the rockets, but lift the siege | The Economist econ.st/1rNR6TB

Jul 27, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The catastrophe befalling Gaza stems from the refusal of Israel to negotiate in good faith econ.st/1jZ74Km pic.twitter.com/YSIdSSzpoP

Jul 27, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The catastrophe befalling Gaza stems from the refusal of Israel to negotiate in good faith econ.st/1jZ74Km pic.twitter.com/YSIdSSzpoP

Jul 27, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The catastrophe befalling Gaza stems from the refusal of Israel to negotiate in good faith econ.st/1jZ74Km pic.twitter.com/YSIdSSzpoP

Jul 27, 2014

@SethAMandel Economist editorializes re Gaza ground war w no mention it began when Hamas gunmen attacked kibbutz economist.com/news/leaders/2…

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