Links for 12/26. The best stories in economics, energy, investing and other remarkable news..

BBC News – Swaziland: Police in mini-skirt arrest threat

BBC News – Doctors ‘save man’s life by using alcohol’

Stabilization Won’t Save Us –

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success –

How Party of Budget Restraint Shifted to ‘No New Taxes,’ Ever –

LG 84LM960V review – TV – Trusted Reviews

The world’s best footballers: the top 100 list | Football |

The Mayan apocalypse: what is the ultimate fate of our universe? – video | World news |

BBC News – DIY Tardis looks bigger on inside with augmented reality

BBC News – Has 3D film-making had its day?

BBC News – 3D erotic comedy breaks box office records in Hong Kong

BBC News – Piers Morgan: Thousands petition for deportation

BBC NEWS | UK | UK chooses ‘most ludicrous laws’

Christmas with my homeless aunt. – Slate Magazine

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. – Slate Magazine

BBC News – Why kindness can help businesses grow

Prince To Reintroduce European Bison To Germany – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Germany to Exempt 1,550 Firms From Power Price Surcharge – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Energy Firms Switch to Natural-Gas Power –

Bruce Bartlett: A Conservative Case for the Welfare State –

Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV-Show of 2012 | TorrentFreak

The Decline of Innovation and Economic Growth | Robert J. Gordon –

Reverse Network Effects: Why Scale Threatens Today’s Social Networks

How to: manage your passwords online | The Verge

Missing The Big Japan Story – Tim Duy’s Fed Watch