FLG was reading last week's Economist and found these three articles fascinating:
Singapore's as a rising financial center
Apparently, pirates need some amount of order.
Undergraduate fees in the UK are catching up with the US
US prosecutors trying to fight online poker companies
FLG actually is most annoyed by that one. He could abide by moralizing about the evils of gambling if gambling weren't so prevalent pretty much everywhere. And more to the point if the gambling the state ran didn't have the worst odds.