Here is our pick of reading material from the weekend and today:
- George Soros has said in an interview with the FT that Germany must “lead or leave” the euro.
- Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ prime minister, has had to find a balance between supporting the rescue of the euro and resisting further bail-out measures as parties attack from both the left and the right in the run-up to Wednesday’s election.
- Citizens at Isfahan, home to one of Iran’s nuclear facilities, have shrugged off the danger of an attack from Israel — they are too preoccupied by economic problems. Read Najmeh Bozorgmehr’s report from the city here.
- Obama’s post-convention bounce is worrying for Romney, especially considering the weak jobs report that was out on Friday, according to Nate Silver at the New York Times. Robert Wright at the Atlantic has expressed some scepticism over this, but admits that the latest polls support Silver’s argument that Obama is looks like the frontrunner.
- Michael Goldfarb, who returned to the US during the Republican convention, found himself “distraught” over the state of political journalism. Read his account and find out why at the Global Post.
- Michael Grunwald has detailed for Time magazine exactly how the US government subsidises daily life.