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Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

It’s Saturday evening, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices culled from all those I’ve linked to this last week. You can follow me on Delicious here.

What will make banks care about their customers? – Diana Coyle says don’t increase banking regulation, instead open up the oligopolistic banking industry to true competition: ‘more competitive banking systems are more stable – the banks tend to be smaller so the “too big to fail” problem is less acute, and smaller banks …

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    Enlight_bystand 27th Nov '14 - 11:45pm There should be no surprise about the continuing support for independent minded people in Wyre Forest. Anyone who knows...
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    Roland Good point -- the only mystery is -- who are the tiny handful, the 3% who want the Coalition to continue beyond May? Are...
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    David-1 27th Nov '14 - 9:04pm David, to answer your two questions -- 1)--. How did this internalised culture of self-harm begin? It began in...
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    I wonder whether asking the two intention questions, one after the other, biases respondents towards changing their answer? I don't recall there being much of...
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    John - strict answer no! You're making an assumption about the "Don’t know / No opinion". Accurate answer would be 96% :)