2. New Zealanders worry about their country’s pristine nature, given the onslaught of tourism and globalization. By the way, the NZ election results shows how proportional representation can be a bad system when the checks on nutty party opinion are otherwise weak. Imagine Winston Peters holding the balance of power, and perhaps not even being the nuttiest candidate in the race. This time, the Maori Party went to zero seats, the semi-libertarian ACT won one seat. NYT report here.
4. Ferroequinologists: India has a bunch of them. Recommended.