Simon Kuper (@KuperSimon )

Simon Kuper

Bio FT columnist, author of Soccernomics etc. VP of PandemoniumU, free online university - subscribe to our newsletter: mailchi.mp/543a1d9c74c0/p…
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Twitter Web App : Hi folks, can everyone stop with the buffoon in the White House for 48 hours? The govt of Zimbabwe is waging a war on democracy. A nationwide protest is planned for *tomorrow* 31 July. The response will be nasty. Pay attention. Bear witness. #Thread. 1/6 #Zimbabwe #watchzimbabwe

Twitter Web App : Love this myth-busting piece by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, the original penalty king & master of game theory. Clear explanation why the 5 subs rule does not benefit big clubs. Enjoy! theguardian.com/football/blog/…

Twitter Web App : Then today, this in Financial Times. These are all big cities of swing states. Strategy is: send in feds to cause turmoil, then when a few protestors respond with violence, thats your excuse to stick around, and go in on election day to keep order + intimidate black people out of voting

Twitter Web App : Then on election day, you send troops into the big cities of swing states - Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia - to "keep order" and intimidate people out of voting. Biggest troop surge into the black neighbourhoods

Twitter Web App : Simon Kuper on the man who turned Pakistan into a nuclear power – and the Dutch technician who tried, and failed, to stop him on.ft.com/30T8n5N

Twitter Web App : America's trend to capitalising a person's Race (Black, White etc) is lamentable essentialism. The goal should be to give individuals the freedom to transcend given categories, not to be defined by them.

Twitter Web App : Billy Beane, the Moneyball man, is launching the first "blank cheque" company aiming to buy a sports team. The plan is to raise $575 million on the New York Stock Exchange ft.com/content/03af25…

Twitter Web App : Do rich people a favour and tax their heirs. It could save them from their current slide into decadence. And it's about the most popular proposition in politics. Me Financial Times ft.com/content/e7643d…

Twitter Web App : I think it would be fair to say there have been a large number of pieces on Trump, total. He is probably the human with the most news coverage in history (yes). So it's inevitable that a lot that gets written about him is bad. Lots is good, too. Key point: media is not one thing twitter.com/therealbozz/st…

Twitter Web App : Yes, because this NPR Politics tweet is the responsibility of all media everywhere, we all sat down and wrote it together twitter.com/MattMurph24/st…

Twitter Web App : Simon Kuper on the man who turned Pakistan into a nuclear power – and the Dutch technician who tried, and failed, to stop him
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Twitter Web App : The endless psychologising about football managers' "mind games" is the nadir of sports journalism twitter.com/NutmegRadio/st…

Twitter Web App : The scientist AQ Khan stole the secrets for the nuclear bomb in the 1970s' Netherlands. He built the bomb for Pakistan, and sold the tech to Iran, N. Korea and Libya. But why didn't the Dutch stop him? And why didn't the CIA? My real-life spy story Financial Times ft.com/content/be09ba…

Twitter Web App : Taxing the rich is now about the most consensual proposition in politics. Taxing them - especially on inheritances - would actually be doing them a favour. Otherwise their heirs will continue to descend in the decadence. Just look at the Trumps. Me Financial Times ft.com/content/e7643d…

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Twitter Web App : If a sentence is longer than 20 words, look it again and see if it really needs to be twitter.com/JonnyGeller/st…

Twitter Web App : Calling all Catalan-speakers. Is it reasonable to translate "Can Barça" as "the House of Barça"?

Twitter Web App : Donald Trump’s little green men ft.com/content/32c005… via @financialtimes