My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere (no linkwhoring). This week: Feminism, tax and juries.
Mother Jones has an excellent look back at the last 50 years of feminism, and why the next 50 years are needed – saying while married women can get loans, newspapers don’t have segregated job sections and women are allowed on the Supreme Court, the 3 stated aims of the first big feminist march (and a 4th unstated one on violence) have not been met. The Atlantic looks at the importance of men seeing women as human beings.
The Atlantic also contemplates China’s new Carbon Tax – while done for internal reasons, it still please Beijing to put the US to shame. Also on tax, the Lithuanian economist and European Commissioner for tax writes about his introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax for 11 EU countries.
In Time, we look at the most important graph in US politics – showing productivity and GDP/capita continuing to increase when household incomes have long stalled. It’s the graph Romney failed to understand and got Obama elected again.