A number of the following posts are fairly controversial and I present them not so much because I agree, but rather because the ideas presented or the news is worthy of your attention. I highly recommend the Willem Buiter piece at the end. I will address it in greater detail at a later date.
Re-training America’s workers: The people puzzle – Economist
Jared Diamond: Why Societies Collapse – Barry Ritholtz
Rethinking urbanisation – VoxEU
Economists behaving badly – Paul Krugman
China’s demise much exaggerated – Telegraph
Can the US economy afford a Keynesian stimulus? – Willem Buiter