» corruption ¦ What You Can Get Away With

Not done one of these for a while, but people still continue to put interesting things on the internet.

Come write me down – Phil Edwards explains the phenomenon of policy-based evidence.
Reviewing through the Time Machine: Remembering Margaret Cavendish – Ro Smith on the 17th century female founder of science fiction. I’d honestly never heard of Margaret Cavendish or The Blazing World before this, but it sounds fascinating.
How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care – An expat American in Canada’s experiences of what it means to not have to worry about the cost of getting ill.
Money and the love of money – Excellent Ross McKibbin piece in the London Review of Books about the corruption of Britain’s political system.
Comment: Nightmare result for dream team – A very good analysis of what happened in the Olympic men’s cycling road race.

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Chateau Sucker – Fascinating article from New York magazine about fraud amongst high-end wine connoiseurs. (via)
Angela’s Choice – Jason O’Mahony posits that the history of the next fifty years will be determined by what Angela Merkel decides Germany’s path through the Euro crisis will be.
Colchester’s Tipping Point – A perspective on town centre regeneration and the cultural sector in this town from Marc De’Ath
The corruption at the heart of our political system – Sometimes we all need to be reminded that our system is a long, long, way from being clean.
No, I will not “grow a pair” – Steven Baxter in the New Statesmen on the pressure to be a ‘man’s man’.

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