Saturday, December 29, 2012

Six of the Best 309

Writing on Liberator's blog, Simon Titley wonders how the moral of that Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life would fare in the modern world.

From One of the Jilted Generation notes that 450 out of 1000 children in UK will see parents separate and wonders if we can't do better by them than that.

"Police cells are not generally high on lists of the best places to deal with coughs, colds, or broken limbs.  It seems to me to follow that they are not the right place to treat mental illness either." Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire and ACPO lead on mental health, contributes a guest post to the Mental Health Cop blog.

Nicholas Whyte enjoys the history of the music hall that John Major wrote as a tribute to his father.

"With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the dauphins of pre-Revolutionary France, contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world." Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker asks why American kids are so spoilt.

The Armchair Selector chooses his Earth test team to play Mars - and includes four England players.

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