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Weekly Roundup: Scottish Independence, Transatlantic Trade Deals, and Economists vs Physics

The Oxonian Review presents the Weekly Round-up, featuring websites and articles the editorial staff have found interesting, illuminating, or otherwise noteworthy.

1. “James Mills: ‘The divide between Scotland’s people and its political class has never been greater’“, The New Statesman: While the SNP obsesses over independence, voters are more concerned with an unemployed population the size of Dundee.

2. “Gregg Carlstrom: ‘Shooting galvanises Egypt student protesters'”, Al Jazeera: The police killing of Mohamed Reda has spurred nationwide student strikes.

3. “George Monbiot: ‘The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal'”, The Guardian: Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments.

4. “Frederic Raphael: ‘Hitler and the hits?’“, TLS: Did Hollywood’s deals with Germany in the 1930s constitute collaboration? Or merely business as usual?

5. “Alex Rosenberg and Tyler Curtain: Must we give up understanding to secure knowledge in economics?“, 3Am Magazine: In physics our knowledge exceeds our understanding. In economics the reverse is true. Seeing why helps us make sense of both of these disciplines.

 

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