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In the New World of Spies by Anne Applebaum The New York Review of Books

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Category: History

From www.nybooks.com

To those who met them in Japanese-occupied Manchukuo in 1935, the Swiss businessman Charles Emile Martin and his American partner, Cy Oggins, must have seemed an enigmatic pair. Oggins was a distinguished-looking man with craggy features, well-made suits, and a penchant for silver-topped walking sticks.

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"Humans May be One of the Early Intelligent Species in the Universe" (Weekend Feature)

Monday, October 8, 2012
Category: Science

From www.dailygalaxy.com

Stable environments in galaxies that were enriched enough to have planets only became available some nine billion years ago and rocky Earth-like planets and larger super-Earths, only some 7 to 8 billion years ago.

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Does economic growth make you happy? TLS

Monday, October 8, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.the-tls.co.uk

The case against making increased GDP per capita the overriding policy objective is that it doesn’t deliver the increased happiness or welfare if promises. In 1974, the economist Richard Easterlin published a famous paper, “Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot?”.

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