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Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

It’s Saturday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices…

The lottery of life: Where to be born in 2013The Economist‘s annual list of the top quality-of-life countries: ‘Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too.’ Britain comes 27th. (The Telegraph has a picture-only version here.)

The burdens that Israel should not have to bearBrendan

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  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 1st Sep - 10:26am
    PS definitions from Open Democracy: " Put simply, the term ‘migrant’ refers to someone who moves, temporarily or permanently, from one place or country to...
  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 1st Sep - 10:23am
    david thorpe"A refugee is someone who has been granted refugee status" A remarkably bureaucratic way of looking at it. So you can only be a...
  • User AvatarFrank Little 1st Sep - 9:57am
    I would like to know more about Walter James's work for the Manchester Guardian. Would he have been a regular contributor in the late 1950s,...
  • User Avatarnigel hunter 1st Sep - 9:53am
    I have come late to this article but have a few thoughts on it . Refugees do flee war . Would you like to stay...
  • User AvatarRichard Stallard 1st Sep - 9:34am
    @jedibeeftrix To take what you say a little further - We, in tune with most first world countries, have a similar problem and to sustain...
  • User AvatarHugh p 1st Sep - 9:31am
    Walter James was the last surviving Liberal candidate who stood at the 1945 general election (as correctly stated in an earlier thread) ; it is...