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Facebook is bad for you: Get a life! | The Economist

Using the social network seems to make people more miserable THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the Public Library of Science, conducted by Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe …

Hitting China’s Wall – NYTimes.com

All economic data are best viewed as a peculiarly boring genre of science fiction, but Chinese data are even more fictional than most. Add a secretive government, a controlled press, and the sheer size of the country, and it’s harder to figure out what’s really happening in China than it …

Shipping: Deadly trade | The Economist

An avoidable tragedy tarnishes the reputation of Indonesia and of the bulk trade A DARK underbelly exists in Indonesia’s thriving trade with China. Since late 2010 five ships loaded with Indonesian minerals have sunk when bound for China, with huge loss of life. Little has been done to break the …