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Monday, September 05, 2016

Interesting readings

Financial reforms: A mid-term report card by Ajay Shah in The Business Standard, 5 September.

With a new ban on antibacterial soap, the US government is finally acknowledging that it's not just ineffective, it's also dangerous by Elijah Wolfson in The Quartz, 02 September.

Sydney and Melbourne have canceled concerts celebrating Chairman Mao by Isabella Steger in The Quartz, 01 September. I have always been struck by how Hitler is treated differently from Stalin and Mao. You can actually buy Stalin and Mao memorabilia in Moscow and Beijing.

You want to pay the publisher but you don't want the publisher monitoring what you read.  Publishers must let online readers pay for news anonymously by Richard Stallman in The Guardian, 1 September and an open source software system to implement this:  Electronic payments for a liberal society!

Real costs of high-frequency trading by Venkatesh Panchapagesan in The Mint, 31 August.

Day of the specialist by Manish Sabharwal in The Indian Express, 29 August.

Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs by Scott Alexander in The Slate Star Codex, 29 August.

Dalits are right: Enough is enough by P Chidambaram in The Indian Express, 28 August.

Perumal Murugan returns by Salil Tripathi in The Mint, 25 August.

Sedition law cannot be used against honest views, expressed peacefully by Soli J. Sorabjee in The Indian Express, 25 August.

Here is proof that banks mis-sell  and  Yes, banks mis-sell. Now what? by Monika Halan in Mint, unveiling the recent Halan & Sane paper.

Why Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis must make new mandis work by Financial express in The Financial Express, 23 August.

The `Know-Do' gap in primary health care in India by Jeffrey S. Hammer in NIPFP YouTube Channel.

Smugglers Secretly Repairing Russian Roads to Boost Business in The Moscow Times, 22 August.

Contrary reading of law by regulator by Somasekhar Sundaresan in The Business Standard, 22 August.

Nigerian startups can't raise money through crowdfunding because of antiquated laws by Yomi Kazeem in The Quartz, 19 August. India has a similar innovation-unfriendly financial regulatory environment.

Why inflation targeting works by Rajeswari Sengupta in The Mint, 16 August.

Use the Web instead by Ruben Verborgh on Ruben Verborgh's blog, 05 August.

How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East by Rowan Jacobsen in The Ensia, 19 July.

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