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Daily Archives: October 15, 2009

Three Possible Explanations From the Nobel Committee

by Calvin Trillinfrom THE NATION 1. Don’t be surprised. Don’t gasp. Don’t faint. We’ve simply said, “George Bush he ain’t.” 2. The prize diplomacy can reap’ll Prevent this guy from bombing people. 3. Since Henry Kissinger has won, You know that this is all in fun.
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Goldman Sachs reignites pay row with 46% rise

from THE TIMES Workers at Goldman Sachs have racked up an average $527,192 (£324,607) in salary and bonuses so far this year after the American investment bank made a $3.1 billion profit in the third quarter. Average pay for staff at the group, which employs around 5,500 staff in London, is 46 per cent higher compared to [...]
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Obama’s Delusion

by David Bromwichfrom the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS Long before he became president, there were signs in Barack Obama of a tendency to promise things easily and compromise often. He broke a campaign vow to filibuster a bill that immunised telecom outfits against prosecution for the assistance they gave to domestic spying. He kept his promise [...]
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How messy it all is

by David Runcimanfrom the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett The argument of this fascinating and deeply provoking book is easy to summarise: among rich countries, the more unequal ones do worse according to almost every quality of life indicator you can [...]
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