I don’t have time to post these by themselves. They’ve been sitting in my “to do” pile for too long, but I find them all to be interesting reads. Read what interests you.
“How to Prevent a Depression” by Nouriel Roubini.
France imposes a “fat tax” on sugary soft drinks to combat obesity.
CNAS publication: “Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity,” by LtGen David Barno, Nora Bensahel, and Travis Sharp.
Megan McArdle: “By 2020, cases of throat cancer caused by the human papillomavirus may outnumber those of HPV-caused cervical cancer.”
Hitch on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Maurizio Viroli: Silvio Berlusconi and the moral malaise of Italy.
“The Value of Values: Soft Power Under Obama” Mark P. Lagon
A debate on whether too many students are in college. (My answer is yes.)
Cliff May, “Autocracies United: Why “reset” with Russia and “engagement” with Iran have failed”
Lot of stuff going on here. Enjoy.