Smart Links 19 July 2012
Our great friend David of Victoria has kindly sent in a number of interesting links in the last couple of days.
As we have an 8.30 shotgun tee time today for a regular mid-week gold/wolf game I will take advantage of his hard digging and share them with you.
Thanks to David of Victoria.
Michael Pettis on China.
China Financial Markets – The Unacceptable Behavior of the Markets
Last night I arrived at my family’s home in Spain just in time to catch Spain play Italy.
The Economist on the restructuring of the American economy.
Economist -- Comeback kid
America’s economy is once again reinventing itself.
Economist -- Points of light
Amid the gloom there are unexpected signs of boom, especially in energy.
The New York Times Magazine on happiness.
New York Times -- Don’t Indulge. Be Happy
How much money do you need to be happy?
And is Japan our future?
And the risk to the republic. Thanks to me for this and all following.
Consoritum News -- Strangling the Republic
For several decades, Corporate America has been squeezing the life out of what’s left of the democratic Republic, applying steady pressure from well-funded right-wing media and political groups. This year, under the cloak of Citizens United, the deed might finally be completed, observes Beverly Bandler.
New York Review of Books – Which Wisconsin?
The campaign to recall Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker (and several state legislators), which has now been decisively lost (except for one state senate seat), began two emotionally bitter winters ago.
Finger in the wind.
Vancouver Sun -- Cuts to Statistics Canada a costly error
Lacking the evidence that now-cancelled programs provided, policy-making will become a guessing game.
Christian Answers -- Evidence for a young world
Here are nearly a dozen natural phenomena which conflict with the evolutionary idea that the universe is billions of years old.
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