From the previous week:
The biggest problem with Basle III
A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Sir David Attenborough
A conversation with Lee Kuan Yew, prime minister of Singapore for 25 years after its founding, reflecting on old age and the risk that Singapore's success will be taken for granted.
Globalization at work: Chinese factories that are moving up the value-added chain to stay competitive.
Are emerging market bondholders ignoring history?
Paul Krugman has a bone and will not let it go, no matter how confused his thinking may be. (To be fair, I think Sumner has Krugman's arguments about the link between currencies and surpluses completely backwards, but he addresses this here).
Summary of the state of world trade
"Science: it works." The auto X-prize winners