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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


19 October 2011 10:10

  • Our thanks to Annabel Crabb, who¬†gave The Interpreter a plug during her speech to the Sydney Institute.
  • Cash-strapped governments in Europe and the US are about to conduct a giant social experiment by cutting education spending. What will happen?
  • Egypt protesters advising¬†America's 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.
  • Communist Chinese see luxury purchases as 'prudent', while capitalists in West see them as 'extravagances'.
  • The US intelligence community embraces cloud computing. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • The US State Department can't get foreigners to listen, so it tries to find a domestic audience. But is it allowed to? (Thanks Alex.)
  • Climate change opens up the Arctic, and resource giants are exploiting it.
  • Steve Coogan's peerless comic creation, Alan Partridge, is back with an autobiography. The Guardian has an interview:

    If an election were held tomorrow, how would you vote?

    Quickly and Conservatively. I recently read that George Osborne changed his name from Gideon to George because he thought it sounded more prime-ministerial. He was 13 at the time. Now if that's not the kind of guy we want running our country, I don't know what is.