Smart Links 10 August 2012
Commentary on changing inflation expectations, understanding the Japanese automotive market, even the BBC succumbs to jingoism, is election 2012 about a women’s place, and Harper's trouble with Nexen.
Until the Fed raises inflation expectations the economy is doomed to slow growth.
Economist -- The Way Forward
I'VE been moaning all summer about the world's central bankers, twiddling their thumbs while disaster looms.
Project Syndicate – How Long for Low Interest Rates?
How long can today’s record-low, major-currency interest rates persist?
A good summary of the past, present and possible future of the Japanese auto market. Thanks to Ken of Tokyo/Hong Kong.
Pdf below – The Trans Pacific Partnership and Japan
We’re flipping wonderful.
Financial Times -- A rather too British Broadcasting Corp
There are many claims to the title of Britain’s national sport: cricket, soccer, grumbling about the weather and now, perhaps even cycling.
Living in Poland pre-1989.
London Review of Books -- How It Felt to Be There
In a few weeks, all going well, I will get to see my Polish file.
The wedge issue: women.
Los Angeles Times -- Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to?
President Obama appeals to women by pushing the issue of access to contraceptives, while Mitt Romney accuses him of watering down welfare reform — an issue that tends to stir up feelings about race among whites.
Harper’s hard choices.
Toronto Sun -- Feds wrestle with China's oilsands takeover
Prime Minister Stephen Harper huddled with his top cabinet ministers for more than four hours on Parliament Hill Wednesday to talk about a state-owned Chinese company's proposed takeover of an Alberta oilpatch giant.
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