The politicization of banking reforms makes a mockery of the problem at hand. Regulators at all levels should have unchecked power to impose reforms as they see fit. When it comes to regulation, the Basel committee should not be making concessions to the private sector whatsoever.
In the same week that Google Analytics used Tweets to predict that London Mayoral election incumbent Boris Johnson was holding a four-point lead over long time Labour rival Ken Livingston, IBM also rolled out a law enforcement analytics package aimed at helping to predict and ultimately prevent criminal and terrorist activity. Big data, big results.
Up and down the country children and adults alike are fretting over school sports days. Sources of worry are diverse: will Jack be allowed to win every race again? Will Ruby's trainers be up to scratch? Will Liam be able to stand the humiliation of losing? Are children being damaged by competitive sports days? Should there be a prize for everyone?