Snow and ice continue to assail our small island. Look on us future generations and take pity. Below are some links to what some of us were thinking about on this bleak day.
1. The Specials "Working for the Rat Race" Recommended by a Professor of a certain vintage who can nostalgically recall mixing it with the local skinheads at the discos and ballrooms of old. Contains some classic lyrics on the value of PhD education. Come to think of it, one of their best known songs "Ghost Town" is starting to feel a bit too contemporary again
2. Irish Times article on PJ Drudy and SJI/CORI book on new measures for social progress
3. Greg Mankiw gives his views on Obama's economic policy team. As always raises the question as to whether a similar structure in Ireland would help
4. Brian Nolan, Professor of Social Policy at UCD, published a paper on income inequality and public policy in recent edition of ESR. Well worth reading.
5. What Ireland will be borrowing in 2010 (via Irish Economy)