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Thursday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

14 August 2008 10:50

  • Ross McLeod addresses a point I made about his previous post on Indonesian privatisation. As Ross says, the real purpose of privatisation is not to make consumer prices lower, but to increase efficiency.
  • Retired General Jim Molan believes we face 'a real threat to the long-term existence of our nation, our culture, our economy, our beliefs and every civilised achievement since the Enlightenment'. I assume this is a reference to Islamist terrorism, but I'm yet to find the full text of the speech.
  • Some good scholarly commentary on why women become suicide bombers.
  • A nice photo essay on Baghdad's concrete security walls, which are being turned into murals.
  • And here's another photo essay, showing what families around the world eat.