They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 17.

What has distracted me from
working whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a
frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views. 

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

Interactive graphic: How nations compete on pay, innovation, and education Quartz


The Only Road Out Of #Davos Automatic Earth

Keynesian Economics and “Socialism” Don’t Mix Pragmatic Capitalism

‘ Unfortunately, the people who misuse the term Keynesian as being
synonymous with “socialism” are merely using scary rhetoric to promote a
political agenda that is inherently unbalanced. And since economics
tends to be pretty complex stuff lots of people seem to have fallen into
this trap. ‘


The bitcoin bubble has burst – but the real excitement is yet to come Moneyweek
China’s millions of government workers to get huge 60% pay raise MarketwatchIf imbalances not actual demand drove it all the way up can the reverse be true on the way down?

If oil drops below $30 a barrel, brace for a global recession Marketwatch

That’s me out then

People Who Are Great at Reading Social Cues Are Also Great With the Internet Slate