- Economic theory is dying, apparently. And Joe Studwell argues that modern economists don't read history. So what does that leave?
- Speaking of Studwell, on his blog he responded at length to Stephen Grenville's critique of his argument.
- 'U.S. strategy in Asia relies on the economic rejuvenation of Japan, which in turn relies on Abe’s three-pronged economic program.'
- What it's like to work at the China Daily. (Thanks Danielle.)
- Can endangered species be saved by markets? (H/t Economist's View.)
- Some context for the test-tube burger story we featured on Tuesday, which raised hopes that meat consumption could be made more sustainable: first, meat consumption is growing rapidly worldwide; and second, optimistic predictions about in-vitro meat never seem to pan out.
- Exclusive! The intercepted phone call that led to the US embassy closures in the Middle East. (Thanks Rodger.)
- Obama cancels Russia trip, which raises a question: Kissinger once said that academic politics are fierce because the stakes are so low; could the same be true of US-Russia ties?
The big problem may not be that Moscow and Washington disagree – although they certainly do – but that they just don’t care enough about those disagreements to go through the trouble of fixing them.