The spirit is good, the content is weak.
Global Times, a Chinese newspaper published under the official People's Daily, says in an editorial apropos the Google issue: "China, as seen in the past 60 years, will move forward at its own pace toward safeguarding the public's right to know and building an open and harmonious society." Couldn't have guessed that one could move too fast in safeguarding rights.
Our theory is out of joint with our practice and unless we can bring the two together in a new synthesis it will be very hard to defend our past gains.
It turns out that the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) made a really silly blunder in claiming with high confidence in one of its key reports that the Himalayan glaciers would disapper by 2035 if global warming continued at the present rate.
Paul Samuelson, one of the greatest economists of the last century, died yesterday.
Rohit writes at Newsclick on the debate about withdrawing/maintaining the stimulus package that the Obama administration had injected into the US economy after coming to power during a phase of grave economic crisis.
My favourite webcomic, XKCD, just went political.
Oliver Williamson, co-recipient with Elinor Ostrom of this year's Nobel memorial prize for Economics, may have never thought of himself as an agony aunt. But it was his ideas that taught me the value of commitment in personal relationships.
Higher government borrowing does not lead to increased interest rates, contrary to what the RBI governor says.