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A Nobel for the heterodox
The winner of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in economic science, Paul Krugman, is at 55 relatively young by Nobel standards. Less than a fifth of the more than 60 awards given thus far in the area have gone to scholars in their 50s. ...
Triumph of the tiger
The Booker for 33-year-old Chennai-born Aravind Adiga’s debut novel is yet another big win for Indian literary writing. The White Tiger is a stark tale of modern India in which the flawed narrator, Balram Halwai, son of a ...
Leader Page Articles
The race could be over, but Race isn’t
By P. Sainath
Barack Obama faces prejudice on at least three levels: Race, for he is African-American. Islam, for his middle name is Hussein. And a concocted association with that media-moulded Pavlovian buzzword in the American mind: terrorists.
Financial crisis: key role for China
By Andrew Graham
The country should be invited into the G8 immediately; it has a vital part to play in restoring global stability.
Galbraith saw it coming
By Stephen Dunn
He said: all stock market bubbles exhibit seemingly imaginative, currently lucrative, and eventually disastrous innovation in financial structures.
Another inevitable decline for French language
By Marcel Berlins
Rwanda’s decision to ditch French for English is yet another blow for the most wonderful language.
Climate pact in crisis
By Ian Traynor
French attempts to craft a global warming pact to make the EU a world leader in tackling climate change are gridlocked, with governments unable to agree on how to share the pain and costs of slashing greenhouse gases by 20 per cent within 12 ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * An article “France and Europe are India’s first partners in the civil aviation sector” (Op-Ed, October 15, 2008) said that the Hyderabad exhibition will be the first occasion for an Airbus 380 demonstration flight
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