What We Read Today 30 October 2014

October 30th, 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 (and sometimes longer ones) 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.

Follow up:

  • Nothing in Moderation (Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times) On many political issues there is no middle any more. Surveys of voters and ratings of politicians find that extreme polarization is greater among the voters. An example is given on voter survey results on taxes (more-liberal and less-conservative). Question: why is it so often that data for the right is displayed on the left and date for the left is on the right? See also An Artificial “Disconnect” (David E. Broockman, UCal Berkeley)

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  • Articles about conflicts and disease around the world

Ebola

Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down (The Washington Post)

Millions of Doses of Ebola Vaccine to Be Ready by End of 2015 (Scientific American)

Child in New York City Showing Ebola Symptoms (Ideal Media)

President Obama’s Ebola comeback (The Washington Post)

Suspicion of authority is feeding America’s Ebola panic: More than 45 per cent believe they or their friends and relatives will get the disease (The New York Times)

Syria

Syria: "No (U.S. supported) Field Force To Liberate Damascus" (Moon of Alabama) Hat tip to Naked Capitalism.

Iraq

ISIS militants execute more than 40 tribesmen in Iraq’s Anbar (Al Arabiya News)

Britain poised to send Apache helicopters to Iraq in battle against Isis: Move being considered because of fanatics' ability to change tactics quickly (Daily Mail)

Ukraine

Safe-Box Stampede Lays Bare Ukraine's Challenge After Vote (Bloomberg)

Russia

Hackers breach some White House computers (The Washington Post) Russia suspected.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong can’t afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation (Quartz)

Latin America

The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators” (William Black, New Economic Perspectives)


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