The Great Debate UK

from Chrystia Freeland:

Syria’s charming offensive

By Chrystia Freeland
March 17, 2011

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a dictator who wants to be accepted by polite Western society should look for a charming, glamorous wife. That, at least, is what the world’s autocrats are learning from the example of Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria.

from MacroScope:

Who will win this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics?

September 21, 2010
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And the Nobel laureate for economics in 2010 is?

Thomson Reuters expert David Pendlebury might have an idea. At least one of the picks from his annual predictions of winners (economics, chemisty, and so on) has won a Nobel prize over the years. Here is his short-list for economics this year.