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Friday, February 01, 2008

Goodreads for the week of 28 January 2008

I thought I'd try a new type of post this week. Since so many of my blogs were collections of good articles that I was reading (with commentary), I thought I'd start saving and tagging on del.icio.us and create a weekly list of Goodreads.

Don't get me wrong, there's more commentary to come, but at least this way I can get the things I'm thinking about out there sooner rather than later!

If you're interested, you can subscribe to my Goodreads RSS feed for automated updates.

A lesson for Beijing in the politics of snow - International Herald Tribune
A style of crisis management that relies heavily on laboring to keep real problems out of sight and hence out of mind is little more than a recipe for disaster. More than any other Chinese politician, Wen seems to understand this. But flitting from crisis
to china iht HowardFrench goodreads politics economy snow

Roger Cohen: American Democracy is Riveting - International Herald Tribune
"We've learned that a good or bad U.S. president can make the difference between war and peace. A good or bad Italian prime minister makes no difference at all."
to iht RogerCohen america politics globalisation goodreads

FT.com / World - Washington warned on health costs
The Government Accountability Office – which Mr Walker heads – put the total US public debt at $9,000bn (€6,000bn $4,500bn), including the debt held by social security funds. That was almost double the $5,000bn headline figure for public debt, which
to america politics economy FT goodreads ...

From the Berbers to Bach - International Herald Tribune
So the critical question for today's global leaders is: How can habits and cultures evolve to join a bigger planet, without sacrificing distinct identities and individual pride?
to iht goodreads globalisation culture music YoYoMa ... saved by 3 other people

Solving a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a cookie - International Herald Tribune
Fortune cookies, Yasuko Nakamachi says, are almost certainly originally from Japan.
to china japan food goodreads ... saved by 6 other people

Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler - New York Times
At about 5 percent of the world’s population, [Americans] “process” (that is, grow and kill) nearly 10 billion animals a year, more than 15 percent of the world’s total. A study last year by the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Sci
to agriculture environment food health nytimes goodreads economics pollution ... saved by 54 other people

It's official: mail is slow as snails Oddly Enough Reuters.com
to goodreads icts technology ... saved by 5 other people

McDonald's A-level 'tough course', says Brown Schools special reports EducationGuardian.co.uk
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has approved a pilot "basic shift manager" course, which will train staff in everything they need to run a McDonald's outlet, from marketing to human resources and customer service skills.
to guardian education uk goodreads

Feed Article Business
China has turned to plastic -- and consumer debt -- as never before, with its citizens for the first time carrying at least one bank card in their wallets on average, according to new figures from the central bank.
to goodreads guardian china economy

Searching for a definition of Britishness: Fine, but 'no motto, please' - International Herald Tribune
to UK culture goodreads iht ... saved by 6 other people