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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 AvatarSteve Trevethan 16th Jul - 5:48pm
    Is it possible to have a set of policies which benefit the majority of citizens and their children without rejecting Neoliberal Economics? Might we consider...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 16th Jul - 5:47pm
    @Gordon Now you’re talking! If accountants can do it, why not a few other ‘professions’? It’s all about credibility. Where Germany scored was that employers...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 16th Jul - 5:37pm
    @Katharine Pindar Have you READ Kettle’s article? If you haven’t, you should. It might give you an idea of what most of the electorate seem...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 16th Jul - 5:34pm
    Good to read, thanks Mark, for that comment
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 16th Jul - 5:23pm
    A social contract is a great idea though the devil is in the detail. It should guarantee a decent quality of life, opportunity for betterment...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 16th Jul - 5:16pm
    Interesting initiative Lorenzo. Good luck!