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Global Studies:

Several days ago, Bill Maher – a television personality/show-host – argued that Islam is a violent religion.  This is an editorial (opinion piece) by Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times, who was also on the show the night of Maher’s remarks, refuting Maher’s position.

How does Kristof’s argument relate to the statement you read about from the Islamic leaders on ISIS (2 weeks ago)?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/opinion/nicholas-kristof-the-diversity-of-islam.html

Economics:

Oil prices are dropping.  This is a great explanation as to why, and an analysis of what impact falling prices will have.  This is a great case study in how shifting supply and demand influence prices (think last unit).

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/7/6934819/oil-prices-falling-russia-OPEC-shale-boom-gasoline-prices

 

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