10 Weekend Reads

Some longer columns for your weekend reading pleasure:

• A Financial Sleuth Finds a World of Abuses (Barron’s) see also Leaked EU economic analyses on Europe’s banks (FT)
• The cost of affluence (Guy McPherson’s Blog)
• Another Blow to ECRI’s Recession Call (Iacono Research) see also Business Activity in U.S. Held Near a 10-Month High in March (Bloomberg)
• Behind Japan’s Big Arms Buy (Foreign Affairs)
• Who won the Mega Millions lottery? The states. (CS Monitor) see also Why Some Cities Lose When Others Win (The Atlantic Cities)
• There’s no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.) (Derek Sivers)
• China faces ‘timebomb’ of ageing population (Guardian) see also The Family Behind Hong Kong’s Skyline (WSJ)
• The high cost of good journalism (John L Robinson)
• Vincent Van Gogh’s tartan torment (Times Literary Supplement)
• Mitt Romney’s hedge fund kingmaker (Fortune) see also Don’t let Mitt Romney’s anti-gay billionaire backer whitewash his intimidation of critics (BoingBoing)

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