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N.R.A. Calls for Armed Guards at Schools

N.R.A. Calls for Armed Guards at Schools | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
After a weeklong silence, the National Rifle Association implicated violent video games, the news media and lax law enforcement — not guns — in a rash of mass shootings.
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Taking stock of the Global and Euro Crisis

Taking stock of the Global and Euro Crisis | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A Spanish journalist interviewed me on the Spanish language edition of The Global Minotaur. Her questions, however, gave me an opportunity to look retrospectively at the Global Crisis, its Eurozone...
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Will 2013 usher in the end of the Eurozone Crisis?

Will 2013 usher in the end of the Eurozone Crisis? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The question above was put to me by a Brazilian journalist. I would have loved to answer in the affirmative. Only it would be misleading and dishonest to do so. Here is the answer I sent him: The r...
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Genomic Study Traces Roma to Northern India

Genomic Study Traces Roma to Northern India | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A wide-ranging genomic study appears to confirm that the Roma people of Europe came from a single group that left northwestern India about 1,500 years ago.
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U.S. Surveillance Caught Syria's Chemical Weapons Prep | Danger Room | Wired.com

U.S. Surveillance Caught Syria's Chemical Weapons Prep | Danger Room | Wired.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
U.S. surveillance recently caught a frightening image: forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad beginning preparations that could lead to the use of chemical weapons.
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Yes, ja, oui, no, no

Yes, ja, oui, no, no | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IN 1973, 16 countries signed a convention establishing a European patent, so that inventions in one country might be safe from imitation in another. Five years later...
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Syria Fires Scud Missiles, Burning Bombs and Even Sea Mines at Rebels | Danger Room | Wired.com

Syria Fires Scud Missiles, Burning Bombs and Even Sea Mines at Rebels | Danger Room | Wired.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Bashar Assad is using everything short of chemical weapons on Syrian rebels, from Scud missiles to incendiary bombs to sea mines.
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Tablet teachers

Tablet teachers | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
What does “delete all” mean again? UNTIL recently Grace Wambui, a 14-year-old pupil in Nairobi, had never touched a tablet computer. But it took her about “one...
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Signals in China of a More Open Economy

Signals in China of a More Open Economy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Xi Jinping, the new head of the Communist Party, appears to be tapping more deeply into the idea of a national revival than his recent predecessors.
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Air Force May Be Developing Stealth Drones in Secret | Danger Room | Wired.com

Air Force May Be Developing Stealth Drones in Secret | Danger Room | Wired.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Air Force could be secretly working on at least two new high-tech, stealthy UAVs optimized for the intense air wars of the future.
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Heated debate

Heated debate | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN Superstorm Sandy roared ashore in late October and the lights of lower Manhattan went out, New Yorkers were given a stark vision of a possible future....
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Will the real economy rebound, following Wall Street’s resuscitation? And what of Europe? – Interviewed by El Confidencial

Will the real economy rebound, following Wall Street’s resuscitation? And what of Europe?  – Interviewed by El Confidencial | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Another Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial, were kind enough to interview me on the global and european crisis, on the occasion of the Global Minotaur‘s Spanish translation-edition. Here is t...
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The gun control that works: no guns

The gun control that works: no guns | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
I HESITATE to offer thoughts about the school shooting in Connecticut that has seen 20 children and seven adults murdered and the gunman also dead. Your...
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tovima.gr - Ο ιμπεριαλισμός της Μέρκελ

tovima.gr - Ο ιμπεριαλισμός της Μέρκελ | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον, και πρέπει να σταθούμε: άρχισαν επιτέλους να συνειδητοποιούνται, και, ευτυχώς, να ομολογούνται κάποιες κρίσιμες αλήθειες
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Gunman Kills 20 Schoolchildren in Connecticut

Gunman Kills 20 Schoolchildren in Connecticut | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A man with no apparent motive, armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle, fatally shot 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school before taking his own life.
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Greek Debt Buyback – another sad verdict, surrounded by much merriment

Greek Debt Buyback – another sad verdict, surrounded by much merriment | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Greek authorities have announced that the Dutch auction has produced offers of 31.9 billion worth of (post-PSI) Greek government bonds at an averaged price of 33.8% of face value. The same sources ...
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Kidnappings Fuel Extremists in Western Africa

Kidnappings Fuel Extremists in Western Africa | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Kidnapping is such a lucrative industry for extremists that it has reinforced their control over northern Mali and complicated plans for a campaign to take back Islamist-held territory.
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Slow, but popular

Slow, but popular | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
TWO duelling German metaphors capture the strategy of Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, in the euro crisis. The pejorative version is that she is using...
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Capitalism and the Kids

Capitalism and the Kids | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
American society does a good job of capturing the benefits of well-reared children but has been less successful at spreading the costs, an economist writes.
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Asia’s great moderation

Asia’s great moderation | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
LAOS, a poor country of 6m people wedged between Vietnam and Thailand, has no openings to the sea and few routes to world attention. But it is now enjoying a rare...
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Ο Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας και η πρώτη τράπεζα στην Ελλάδα

Ο Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας και η πρώτη τράπεζα στην Ελλάδα | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ο Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας και η πρώτη τράπεζα στην Ελλάδα...
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