Sujet: MercatorNet update -- special issue on FOOD
De: MercatorNet
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 00:34:25 -0700
Pour: frgilles@sympatico.ca

MercatorNet Weekly Update

Hi there,
This week's reading should keep you busy all weekend.
The latest stimulating contribution to our IdeaFest
comes from a Canadian economist. There's also a
thought-provoking special issue on the role of food
in our lives -- it's good for the soul as well as the body.

Guiomar Barbi has written a review of a fascinating
film which is perfect for Father's Day, too. So for
all fathers reading this week's issue of MercatorNet,
have a good one!

Michael Cook
Editor, MercatorNet

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THE MERCATORNET IDEAFEST: FAREWELL TO GOVERNMENT'S IRON GRIP ON HEALTHCARE
By Michel Kelly-Gagnon
By 2020 you'll fly to superb clinics in Bangkok
or New Delhi if you want cheaper and quicker treatment.


THE LOST MEN
By Francis Phillips
How ten ordinary men sacrificed themselves
for their mates in Shackleton's doomed expedition
to the Antarctic.

PUT THE MOST INTO FATHER'S DAY
By Guiomar Barbi
An extraordinary Oscar-nominated film from
the Czech Republic is a winner for Father's Day.

PICKING SOCCER WINNERS
By Luis Cabral
Backing winners is a game governments play
as well as gamblers. The World Cup is a chance
to see which succeeds.

******************** FOCUS ON FOOD ********************

THE ECONOMY BEGINS IN THE KITCHEN
By Maria Sophia Aguirre
Setting time aside for family dinners might
seem insignificant, but when Mao Tse-Tung abolished
them, 30 million people died.

NEUROTIC STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONALS AND NONE FOR ME
By Prue Leith
If order, clean design, a good state of repair
and well-mannered personnel are signs of a well-run
business, why not of a good home?

HUNGRY SOULS
By Carolyn Moynihan
When we sit down to a family meal we are feeding
more than our bodies; we are actually nourishing
our souls, says philosopher Thomas Hibbs.


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