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Top links: Sugar and the economics of obesity

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

“U.S. mass transit construction costs are insanely high,” a story on Vox, highlights the underpinnings of the right-versus-left debate on government spending, in both the U.S. and Canada. Most North American voters, I think, understand the need to address the increasingly moribund state of national infrastructure – highways, water treatment, bridges, and the like.