Politics 19 March 2012 Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment Pick of the economics comment | 19 March Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. The Future Is Another Country (New York Times) Paul Krugman writes that "the effect of current policy on the actions of future governments is zero"... 2. Temporary vs. permanent increases in government spending (Marginal Revolution) ...and Tyler Cowen provides assesses whether the evidence backs him up. 3. India: Suspended animation (Financial Times) James Fontanella-Khan looks at the failure of India to keep up with infrastructure investment. 4. Pew: Twitter, Facebook Aren’t Moving As Much News As You Think (paidContent) Staci Kramer looks social media and the future of journalism. 5. Budget 2012: How 100-year bonds could hit your pension (Telegraph) Ian Cowie explains how pension providers could be forced to buy 100-year bonds. › Will Osborne's 45p tax gamble pay off? The Bangalore metro on its inaugural journey in October 2011. Credit: Getty Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why Philip Hammond's Budget headache will become Theresa May's Brexit nightmare Theresa May is running out of pain-free ways to to keep her promises When it comes to Brexit, is the City a help or a hindrance?