What We Read Today 12 July 2014

July 12th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • Highway Fatality Rates Quadruple In US Oil Boom States (Meagan Clark, International Business Times, Investing.com) North Dakota and Texas have not been able to keep up with the heavy machinery and truck traffic over their highways which are deteriorating as a result. This is part of the contribution to soaring highway traffic fatalities, which are up four-fold in the past 10 years.

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  • Infrastructure and Spaghetti Investing (Michael Likosky, Huffington Post) Michale Likosky has contributed to GEI. Likosky says we must avoid a process like "throwing spaghetti at a wall to see what sticks" when it comes to infrastructure investment. But when infrastructure does make sense if should be developed with infrastructure banks and public-private partnerships, according to Likosky.
  • The Southern Lights put on a display in the night sky (Marc Duldig, The Conversation) Over the past few months night sky watchers in the southern parts of Australia have been presented with lots of beautiful displays of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. Duldig discusses the origins of the displays.

Click on picture for larger image at The Conversation.

There are 13 articles discussed today 'behind the wall'.

Six of the articles are about U.S. employment data, housing and the connections between them. 

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