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Thursday, #29: background reading

After yesterday’s strike-budget drama that had protesters storm the building next door to my office, the arguably most dramatic news of the day is that it’s suddenly December. Time to read some analysis.

But if you want to get some background on the explosions that we might see next week with regard to the eurocrisis, have a look at the FT eurozone crisis live blogread article

As Angela Merkel owns the eurozone for better or worse in both the literal and figurative sense, Businessweek addresses her persona and some bits of German historyread article

CounterpartSarkozy and the euro. read article

Slate discusses everyone’s favorite Generation-Y-is-crazy-for-doing-this topic: Facebook and privacyread article

The Economist’s Daily Chart does an advent calendar, counting down the days to Christmas with graphs and stats (how awesome is that?!). Everything starts on the fascinating topic of the economics of drugs, taking cocaine prices from the UN World Drug Report. view graphic

And in case you’re still looking for a Christmas present for someone who really likes maps and population statistics, here you go: view page

So long.

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