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Thursday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


6 January 2011 12:00

  • If you ignore the boring foreign policy bits at the end, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd gave a pretty funny speech at the Woodford Festival in late December. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • The cover story in the latest issue of The Atlantic is about the super rich, a new self-made global elite more tied to each other than their countrymen. There's a nice rejoinder to the article at The Economist's Free Exchange blog.
  • Gideon Rachman admits that predictions of American decline have often gone unfulfilled, but this time is different.
  • Film-maker James Ricketson cannot get AusAID or DFAT to answer his questions about aid to Cambodia. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sets out the year ahead in US diplomacy. (Thanks again, Danielle.)
  • The great convergence: Martin Wolf on 'the biggest single fact about our world'.
  • We are more likely to donate to victims of natural rather than man-made disasters, because in the latter case, we blame the victims for their predicament. (H/t MR.)
  • The Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra has produced an edited volume called 'The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-10', which you can download for free here. (Thanks Andrew.)