September 6, 2012 • 12:51 pm
THE past four years have seen the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the biggest food-price increases since the 1970s. That must surely have swollen the ranks of the poor.
Wrong. The best estimates for global poverty come from the World Bank’s Development Research Group, which has just …
MORE via Global poverty: A fall to cheer | The Economist.
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January 24, 2012 • 10:32 pm
REPUBLICANS are clearly not too enthused about Mitt Romney. Nor are they wild for any of the alternatives. This week Ross Douthat wrote a column arguing that it’s no surprise the current crop of Republican presidential candidates is no great shakes since, well, great presidential candidates are pretty rare …
MORE via The Republican nomination: Incoherent party, incoherent candidates | The Economist.
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December 24, 2011 • 6:10 pm
Europe faces another year of dismal economic performance in 2012 that will weigh on global growth, but emerging markets and the United States should at least keep the world economy moving in the right direction.
MORE via World economy to trudge on in 2012 despite Europe: poll | Reuters.
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November 6, 2011 • 11:52 pm
Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai crossed the finish line, setting a new record in the process.
via Kenya’s Mutai Sets Record at N.Y. Marathon – WSJ.com.
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