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Indianomics weekly round-up

By Sun, Oct 25, 2009 12:30PM UTC

The most important news this week was many nations are coming out of recession. India’s capital markets are buoyant again and people are buying gold in truck loads. In case you have missed out, here is what happened on Indianomics this week : India Indians are set to receive a

Blog Past: Ideas and Freedom of Expression

By Sun, Oct 25, 2009 12:02PM UTC Blog Past: Ideas and Freedom of Expression

  Some bits from previous posts on freedom of expression and on the importance of ideas for human welfare. Freedom of expression is something that some people grant to themselves, and some don’t. The people of the developed nations grant themselves that freedom. A case can be made that development

Comic Book Author Ordered to Pay Compensation for Insulting President Lee

By Sun, Oct 25, 2009 11:21AM UTC

To the tune of W20 million, or about $18,000 or so. That’s according to this Yonhap report, although it cautions the final opinion of the Chuncheon court has not been published yet. Not exactly a gigantic victory for free speech.

A natural flu killer? Maybe

By Sun, Oct 25, 2009 9:00AM UTC

Influenza outbreaks run in seasonal cycles, the US right now experiencing a cold weather swine flu epidemic, President Obama declaring the outbreak a “national emergency”. The reasons for this seasonality are not well understood. One elegantly simple explanation is that people are most susceptible to infection over winter or during

Fake Gold Bar Found in Incheon Airport

By Sun, Oct 25, 2009 5:00AM UTC Fake Gold Bar Found in Incheon Airport

Made in Congo, the fake bar of gold below was discovered on a passenger attempting to bring it in through Incheon International.

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