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The excellent and surprising value of mobile telephones on the lives of the poor.

A very different take on the current financial markets turmoil. 

Should we be concerned about falling asset prices? Well, if we’re interested in redistribution of assets, possibly not. 

An invaluable (if not exactly new) guide to hedge funds. 

Churchill the first man to walk on the moon according to British schoolchildren? This statistic explained. 

Advocacy groups can make life difficult: suing a school board for allowing pupils to escape failing schools and when that succeeds, sue them again for n9ot allowing pupils to escape failing schools…. 

And finally, bad song lyrics coming out of trading rooms. Well, it’s not as if they’ve got anything else to do at present, is it?