Read — 2013/04/22

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. The Week Ahead: April 19th 2013” (The Economist). From The Economist: “London hosts a marathon, the trial of Alexei Navalny begins, Paraguay holds elections and an elephant bird egg goes to auction”.
  2. Young China Hands“, by G.E. (The Economist). The article finds M Schwarzman’s goal for his scholarship: “in 30 years’ time, the president of the United States will have been on a Schwarzman to Tsinghua, instead of a Rhodes to Oxford”.
  3. Chechnya and the Bombs in Boston“, by J.Y. (The Economist). “‘[L]osers’ who didn’t know what to make of themselves in America and…’hating everyone who did'”.
  4. Orbital in Orbit“, by T.C. (The Economist). A second privately run space company sends a rocket into orbit.
  5. G.O.P. Lawmakers Push to Have Boston Suspect Questioned as Enemy Combatant“, by Charlie Savage (NY Times).
  6. In Europe, Paid Permits for Pollution Are Fizzling“, by Stanley Reed & Mark Scott (NY Times). Markets for carbon emissions permits freeze up.
  7. Cancer Centers Racing to Map Patients’ Genes“, by Anemona Hartocollis (NY Times). The cost, benefit, and race of precision medicine.

Happy birthday Immanuel Kant, Charles Mingus, Jr., and J. Robert Oppenheimer!