Language economics

François Grin (.doc): “On balance, the rates of return to English are likely to decline in the long run, in the same way as the ability to read and write, having become commonplace, no longer attracts wage premiums. Therefore, people will have an economic incentive to invest in the acquisition of additional languages, and it…

The other victims

There’s a much-needed piece by Manuel Trallero today reminding us that, while we busy ourselves with the victims of 11-M and the Civil War, politicians of all complexions have quietly left the survivors of the 1987 ETA attack on the Hipercor supermarket up on Meridiana to rot. (Via Notes al marge.)