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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 AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Nov - 7:56pm
    The Autumn Statement was alright. I give it 6/10 for the climbdown on tax credit and police cuts plus the extra defence spending. Buy to...
  • User AvatarGraham Evans 25th Nov - 7:53pm
    I'm not sure where Tim got his information from regarding further education, but relatively speaking things are much better than was feared. See for instance...
  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 25th Nov - 7:51pm
    Miffed red tory . If you are not comfortable where you are don't stay there .We have good honest open debates around policy. We don't...
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    I know the LibDems are thin on the ground, but surely they must have a economics spokesman in the Commons. I can't remember seeing one,...
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    Manfarang - The LibDem and Labour peers certainly did a good job in persuading Osborne to drop tax credit cuts. Like you say well done...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 25th Nov - 6:49pm
    Caron "We regulate our political advertising in this country so that the deepest pockets can’t buy elections." Surely you jest!