Read — 2012/10/02

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Getting Worse More Slowly Isn’t Good Enough“, by R.A. (The Economist). Argues that the euro zone must (1) promulgate policy that prevents market panic, (2) reestablish fiscal growth, and (3) publicly (and credibly) commit to preserving the euro union. Also, props to the writer for spot-on use of “bloviate”.
  2. Is ‘Whom’ History? From the Mouths of Babes“, by R.L.G. (The Economist). Precipitated by the remark, “Mama, sometimes you say a weird word, ‘whom’, when what you should be saying is ‘who’. ‘Whom’ is not a real word.”
  3. Hey @SeattlePD: What’s the Latest“, by Kirk Johnson (NY Times). A look at how the the police arm of the modern state is using modern social networks.
  4. Surprise Grants Transforming 23 More Lives“, by Felicia R. Lee (NY Times). The MacArthur winners for 2012.
  5. Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds“, by Carl Zimmer (NY Times). The debate over the publish-or-perish environment in modern academia rages on.