- US carbon emissions are at their lowest since 1995. What gives?
- The bankruptcy of Suntech, the world's largest solar panel maker, will raise world prices. That's a good thing.
- Interpreter alumnus Andrew Carr on whether the US has learnt anything from the Iraq war.
- Addendum to last Friday's wrap-up of foreign media reaction to the Labor leadership crisis: I'm told that the Indonesian daily Kompas carried a short wire story, and that the issue dominated the BBC's foreign coverage for about six hours.
- Just how big is the internet? It took a hacker to find out.
- Syria's Kurds are pleased to be out from under the thumb of Assad, but they don't like the opposition either.
- An insight into Burma's news media.
- Why do people behave badly? As the US housing crisis shows, it's because they lack incentives to behave well:
Larry Summers famously said that the most important lesson of economics is that no one has ever washed a rental car. An excellent point, but the problem is worse than that: Without an incentive to preserve, many of us will gleefully destroy.