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Weekend Article Review

Every few days, I would like to use this blog as a sounding board and repository for some of the best articles that I have seen, to both save for my own knowledge as well as spread them to those that are interested. Here are some from the previous few days –

http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2013/04/why-president-kagame-runs-rwanda.html – President Kagame of Rwanda and Michael Porter explain another way to look at the progress of a developing nation, and how this way of thinking is helping Rwanda today.

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21575729-hunt-missing-85-matter-universe-closing-its – Some progress on locating the matter that keeps our galaxies together.

http://www.minyanville.com/trading-and-investing/currencies/articles/Facebook-Amazon-Apple-bitcoins-bitcoin-currency/4/4/2013/id/49061 – Another in depth look into Bitcoin, the digital currency that has continued its meteoric rise over the past few weeks.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_efficient_planet/2013/03/high_speed_trains_in_the_united_states_is_alfred_twu_s_fantasy_map_too_fantastical.single.html – This article was in my backlog, but I am always interested in the media’s take on high speed rail. I would like to see more development of the corridors where HSR really makes sense, and less time wasted on trying to plop down HSR where it is not needed as a purely stimulus effort.

http://sashadichter.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/attaining-excellence/ – This one was passed along to me, and is a nice motivational read.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/04/there_are_no_academic_jobs_and_getting_a_ph_d_will_make_you_into_a_horrible.single.html#pagebreak_anchor_2 – For any one of us considering grad school, a sobering look into the difficult job market for PhD grads.