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from The Great Debate:

The Black Hole: How the Web devours history

February 27, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Academics, family researchers and even baseball history nuts have noticed recently how some important archives of older newspapers from around the world have vanished off the Web.

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Redefining the sacred in the banking rescue

By J Saft
February 27, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Another week, another set of protestations that U.S. banks will remain in private hands, apparently almost regardless of the consequences.

from UK News:

Iraq cabinet minutes remain secret

February 25, 2009

So we're not going to know the full details of what the cabinet thought about going to war in Iraq.

from The Great Debate:

A revenue and legalization lesson from FDR

By J Saft
February 25, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

(Correcting name of academic to Peter Reuter on Feb 27)

Want to help fund the bank bailout, ease California's budget crisis and shore up strained U.S. finances? Legalize drugs, tax the trade and save on interdiction, domestic enforcement and the prison and court system.

from Environment Forum:

Ice Age or global warming?

February 24, 2009

It looks more like an Ice Age than global warming.

There is so much snow in Oslo, where I live, that the city authorities are resorting to dumping truckloads of it in the sea because the usual storage sites on land are full.

from The Great Debate:

Too many hopes pinned on EU bank

By Paul Taylor
February 24, 2009

paul-taylor-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

It works more like a sprinkler than a power hose, but the European Investment Bank has a role to play in preventing a financial inferno from sweeping across central and eastern Europe.

from The Great Debate:

Ad strategy at root of Facebook privacy row

February 24, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Social networking phenomenon Facebook has beaten out arch-rival and former market leader MySpace by most measures of popularity, except the one that pays the bills.

from The Great Debate:

Commodities send coded clues on inflation

February 23, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

After an 8-year period of remarkable stability, the ratio between gold and oil prices has broken down spectacularly.

from Africa News blog:

Time to stop aid for Africa? An argument against

By Reuters Staff
February 23, 2009

Earlier this month, Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argued that Africa needs Western countries to cut long term aid that has brought dependency, distorted economies and fuelled bureaucracy and corruption. The comments on the blog posting suggested that many readers agreed. In a response, Savio Carvalho, Uganda country director for aid agency Oxfam GB, says that aid can help the continent escape poverty - if done in the right way:

from The Great Debate:

Let housing find its clearing price

By J Saft
February 20, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The U.S. government should just get out of the way and allow the crash in U.S. housing; the market is too big, has too far to fall and Americans' finances are too strained.