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Women and the Arab Spring

Some realistic thinking about what can be achieved in modernising attitudes in the Middle East even after the ‘Arab Spring’: When an article in the Egyptian criminal code says that if a woman has been beaten by her husband “with … Continue reading

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The sushi master’s obsession

Usually, fine dining doesn’t get me that excited (I do love food but prefer the fare prepared by short order cooks) but I think I can make an exception for sushi. I love the artistic minimalism of Japanese food and … Continue reading

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The case for narrow banking?

John Quiggin makes the case for narrow banking in the pages of The National Interest: Attempts to regulate the market for derivatives have been stymied by a mixture of determined resistance from the industry and the technical difficulties of defining … Continue reading

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