Smart Links 24 June 2012
Commentary on the 2008 financial crisis and where we are today, where China may be heading, the math behind the Trans Pacific Partnership and even Canadian conservatives are starting to wonder about how radical the Prime Minister really is.
Don Coxe, Agnes Crane, Brian Milner and me discuss the financial collapse and its aftermath. (ed’s note – 51 minute video)
The Agenda -- Too Big to Fail Again
It's been four years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing financial crisis. Today, there may be fewer banks, but they are bigger than ever. Are we really in a better position, or is the concept of "Too Big to Fail" posing an even greater risk to global economics?
The Great Chinese Frenzy.
Times Literary Supplement -- Decision time for China
This spring in Beijing, I asked a businessman an obvious question about the risks to China of an economic crash-landing, to which I got a less obvious reply.
A stab at the economics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Thanks to Charley of Toronto.
Pdf below -- Trans Pacific Partnership and Asia Pacific Integration
The Devil, is in the details.
Chronicle Herald -- SURETTE: The conservative conscience is in turmoil
Are you among those baffled and alarmed by what’s going on with the Harper government — wild slashes to public services, every-thing connected to democratic process trashed, a bully-boy attitude that is soiling Canada’s international reputation, the attack on everything environmental, even the destruction of public records, all delivered in a dictatorial and malicious spirit?
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