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Monday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

27 April 2009 16:11

  • Ross McLeod is right: 'Buy Local' campaigns are a form of soft protectionism. 
  • Carbon capture is treated in this country as a promising but immature greenhouse gas reduction technology. Not so in the UK.
  • Unexpected question of the day: How different would the politics of the financial crisis be if Timothy Geithner looked like Scarlett Johansson?
  • Also via Marginal Revolution, a Powerpoint face-off: Hayek vs Keynes.
  • The Hegemonist is a really good blog written by an anonymous State Department diplomat. I have a feeling there is also a serving Australian diplomat writing a personal blog. I'd hate to get this person into trouble so I won't give away which one I think it is, though the lack of recent posts suggests DFAT may already have squelched it.
  • Foreign Minister Stephen Smith hates the expression 'punching above our weight' and even argues Australia punches below its weight. According to one observer, we don't belong in either category.
  • UN Dispatch has gorgeous pictures from Afghanistan's first national park: