Wednesday assorted links

1. Turn almost every object into a data storage unit?

2. China threatens Faroese prime minister.

3. The roots of eastern European backwardness.

4. Atif Mian on the economy of Pakistan (NYT, note that Mian commits the “Junker fallacy,” namely he argues that land speculation on net drains funds from business investment — a basic mistake in economics).

5. 98 percent of Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea.


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