Sunday Links: January 12th, 2014

Procrastination

 

Here are this week’s links:

 

Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential– and at times controversial– figures in Israeli history, passed away this weekend at 85. [New York Times]

 

The debate surrounding the minimum wage is changing as more economists are beginning to discuss the benefits of raising it. [The Washington Post]

 

IsĀ The Wolf of Wall Street a salute to American excess, or a morality play decrying pride and greed? Anne Billson weighs in. [The Telegraph]

 

A court rejects Arizona’s most restrictive abortion law. [The Guardian]

 

The costs of being poor are often hidden, and lead to cycles of poverty in ways that we don’t always expect. [The Atlantic]

 

As a nuclear deal comes to a close, the world’s attention turns to Iran’s implementation. [Al Jazeera]

 

And, lastly, a victory against polio in India. [BBC]

 

 

 

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