Samir’s Selection 04/01/2013 (p.m.)
Lessons From a Comeback | NYTimes.com
Will Wall Street Ever Learn E-Mails Are Forever? – Bloomberg
” it is worth recalling the abbreviation that often appeared in the Goldman e-mails released by Levin: LDL. That was Goldman-speak for “Let’s Discuss Live” and not on e-mail.”
Rational Thought Can Override a Generous Intuition: Scientific American
“our first impulse is to cooperate, but it does not necessarily mean we are genetically hardwired to do so, Rand says. Instead it may reflect a habit learned from a lifetime of fruitful cooperative experiences. The work also suggests that donation seekers would do well to leave their facts and statistics behind when courting potential donors—that pitch could backfire by promoting a ruminative, miserly mind-set.”
Those Irritating Verbs-as-Nouns – NYTimes.com
“nominalization: a word we are used to encountering as a verb or adjective that has been transmuted into a noun”
There are two types of nominalization. Type A involves a morphological change, namely suffixation: the verb “to investigate” produces the noun “investigation,” and “to nominalize” yields “nominalization.” Type B is known as “zero derivation” — or, more straightforwardly, “conversion.” This is what has taken place in my opening illustrations: a word has been switched from verb into noun (or, in the last two cases, from adjective into noun), without the addition of a suffix.
Representing yourself in court
“On 1 April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) came into force. It means that fewer people now have access to free legal representation than at any time since legal aid (state funding for legal advice and representation) was introduced. This means that if you have a legal problem there is now more chance that you will have to represent yourself. “
BBC News – Cyprus bailout: Feeling unloved in Germany
BBC News – Novartis: India rejects patent plea for cancer drug Glivec
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