Recommendation 1 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘Happiness Is Equality’

By: ‘Robert Skidelsky’

How to measure a society’s success?

Summary:

The article talks about the shift of government’s priorities from Gross domestic product to the happiness index of the nations, explaining why it is happening and if the same attitude will continue in future, while talking about concerns regarding environment and resources. The writer talks about alternative approaches for measuring the level of development of a nation given by various economists, concluding by giving John Stuart Mill’s opinion of an ideal world.

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Elusive: Difficult to describe
Impending: Close in time; about to occur
Lodestar: Something that serves as a model or guide

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘The Myth of Job Creation’

By: ‘Editorial’

The narrowing margins

Summary:

The article talks about the presidential campaigning in the US being a terrible show this year, giving Obama and Romney’s speeches/promises and why they are not appealing. Talking about the volatility of the final two week, the writer explains why enthusiasm is a must and the Democrats are having an upper hand over the conservatives.

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Moochers: Someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
Plausible: Apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
Surrogate: Someone who takes the place of another person[

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘A British publisher is giving literary classics a steamy makeover’

By: ‘Times view/Counterview’

Abook burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. : Erica Jong

Summary:

The article is a combination of view and counterview. The topic of discussion here is that a publisher in Britain is adding erotic messages n the traditional texts of novels like Pride and Prejudice and also Sherlock Holmes stories. The view states that it is alright to be doe this way, as for the first time readers will experience with the characters, range of emotions that have only been experienced in subtexts. However, the counterview states that it shouldn’t be done as these works are the masterpieces and serve as an anchor to the past, so that we do not deviate from the values that has defined the society at its best.

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Relevant: Pertinent
Modifications: Changes
Explicit: clear

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