Archive for March 18th, 2015

How Italy’s Government enables the mafia…

March 18, 2015

Interesting piece by David Howden and Emilio Parodi of Mises Institute.

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Preview of Norway’s new currency notes..

March 18, 2015

Chris Coakley of IMF has a note on the new currency notes  in Norway. He calls it Design, Democracy, and Daring.

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The Impossible Trinity: Where does India stand?

March 18, 2015

Rajeswari Sengupta of IGIDR has a paper on the topic.

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Will South Africa do away with the chokers tag? (lessons from Jana Novotna..)

March 18, 2015

Today could be another heartbreak day or a day of relief. South Africa vs Sri Lanka in a World Cup knock out game. SA are favorites to win but we know they have not won a single such knock out game in World Cup. They are always pre tournament favorites but have never gotten beyond a single knock out match.

The chokers tag has been theres and have not been able to do anything about it.  SL is a different side in such tournaments.  They may never look good before tournaments but somehow do really well.

So will it be another heartbreak or a relief for SA fans? In case it is relief it will obviously be a heartbreak for SL’s giants playing their last world cup-  Sanga, Mahela and Dilshan.

I came across this interesting article by Simon Barnes on lessons SA can take from the tennis champion Jana Novotna. She choked in a famous Wimbledon final. But she learnt the lessons and came back strongly:

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