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Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

1. America risks becoming a Downton Abbey economy (Financial Times)

Inequality must be addressed, with free markets playing a pivotal role, writes Larry Summers.

2. The Tories can be the new workers’ party (Daily Telegraph)

After decades of decline in the north, there is a chance of renewal for Disraeli’s successors, says David Skelton. 

3. The world cannot turn a blind eye to America’s drone attacks in Pakistan (Independent)

Why was Karim Khan prevented from speaking out against drone warfare, asks Robert Fisk. 

4. The sceptics are right. Don’t scapegoat them (Times)

There is no evidence, Mr Miliband, Lord Stern and others, that our floods and storms are related to climate change, says Matt Ridley.

5. To Russia with love: Obama’s energy lever (Financial Times)

The US energy windfall will enable Washington to loosen Moscow’s grip on its neighbours, writes Edward Luce.

6. Flood defences: George Osborne tackled yesterday's crisis at the cost of today's (Guardian)

The chancellor's flood defence cuts were driven by deficit reduction, writes Chris Huhne. But we can't continue learning by drowning.

7. Syria talks still offer reasons for hope, despite the breakdown (Guardian)

The Geneva negotiations failed, but at least both sides have agreed there are two main issues to tackle, writes Jonathan Steele.

8. After the flood: Animals and plants also need our support (Independent)

A vital ecosystem is essential to the health of the lands so many depend on, says an Independent editorial. 

9. Today's teenagers have the makings of model citizens (Guardian)

Contrary to the negative media portrayals, a new study shows young people are part of a caring-sharing generation, writes Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. 

10. Riding my broken bike is like working with the Lib Dems (Daily Telegraph)

Mistaking a pothole for a puddle put paid to an old friend, but there is an upside to my mishap, says Boris Johnson.