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Tuesday linkage: North Korea, eurozone, Star Wars politics and more

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29 May 2012 11:46

  • From The Economist: 'Maybe some people imagined that the arrival of the web would launch an internet economy in which we all worked for internet companies producing internet. That's akin to a belief that the development of electricity should have given rise to an electricity era in which we all worked for electrical companies making electricity.'
  • Like all of us, you've probably wondered what the stand-up comedy scene is like in Qatar. Wonder no more. (H/t It's Nice That.) 
  • US troops parachuting into North Korea to spy?
  • Peter Boone and Simon Johnson: 'In every economic crisis there comes a moment of clarity. In Europe soon, millions of people will wake up to realize that the euro-as-we-know-it is gone. Economic chaos awaits them.'
  • The US National Intelligence Council is hosting a blog in conjunction with its upcoming Global Trends 2030 publication.
  • Star Wars officially turned 35 a few days ago, so it's worth exploring the political subtext of the series. Did the rebels fight a just war?

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