Politics 8 March 2012 Pick of the biz press, Thursday 8 March The best business opinion from around the web. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Why aren't there more female patent holders? (Freakonomics) A new study shows only 5.5 per cent of commercial patent holders are female. Freakomomics asks why Lack of sleep makes us more distracted by the internet (Washington Post) The less sleep you get, the more time you spend watching cat videos, observes Brad Plumer Lets pretend student loans are about education (Zero Hedge) Student loans are a scam - and we should stop pretending otherwise, writes Charles Hugh Smith Ranking the new iPad rumormongers (The Atlantic Wire) Rebecca Green ranks the blogosphere on its predictions for the new iPad - and finds it performed surprisingly well Apple needs good, not just better supply chain (Reuters) Apple must invest in its supplier factories, writes Richard Beales. › When the app economy becomes the real economy Student loans need to change, Getty images Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?