Friday Links

By | March 2, 2012

It’s been a while since I last did this. Blame it on Twitter and Facebook. And Google Plus. Depending on your social media of your choice, click any of the links to join me there for stuff I share. But for today, the links:

1. The disappearing virtual library Chris Kelty on the shutdown of (as my friend @sepoy said on Twitter, “This is like the destruction of the library of Alexandria.” Couldn’t agree more.)

2. “It takes a lot of armour to drain an oil-soaked swamp” – The Economist’s less than critical piece on Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s  “co-ordinating minister for the economy and the minister of finance” (really, that is her full title). By the way, she is said to be a strong contender for the headship of the World Bank when Robert Zoellick’s term expires.

3. What happens at Davos? – Nick Paumgarten on the World Economic Forum. Hint: “Davos is, fundamentally, an exercise in corporate speed-dating”

4. Nice Brits wouldn’t lock up children who ask for help, would they? Stephanie Donald on child asylum seekers.

5. The Tuareg: Between Armed Uprising And Drought – by Baz Lecocq And Nadia Belalimat.

6. From Galactic’s new album Carnivale Electricos. Enjoy! 

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