Pakistan’s New Orbit, Free Market Fans, Apple A Day, Contained, Canada’s Finances, Justice Elsewhere, Steve Cohen, Thank's Kevin
A reminder of how volatile some border areas are as Pakistan and China snuggle up to each other, and Egypt announces it will open its border to Gaza.
Articles also on free market opinions, Apple’s 10 year retailing success story, the uncontainable, Canada’s fiscal situation, justice gone berserk in the United States yet denied in Russia, and an essay on the life of Stephen Cohen.
Oh, and yes Virginia, the Canucks are going to the final.
With the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan on the verge of beginning, and Washington red hot with the discovery of bin Laden in Pakistan, a new dynamic is at work in the relationship between Islamabad and Beijing.
Financial Times -- China’s Masterclass in Schmoozing Pakistan
Whatever the Chinese equivalent is of Kool-Aid, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan’s prime minister, appears to have been drinking it.
Related. Thanks to Robert of Victoria.
Economist -- The world's most dangerous border
THE late Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, had many virtues as a diplomat, but tact was not among them.
Washington Post -- Egypt to reopen Gaza border crossing, raising Israeli concerns
Egypt will permanently open its border crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the government announced Wednesday, underscoring how dramatically the uprisings that are roiling the Arab world could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Great chart ranking public opinion of countries according to the question about whether the free market is a good thing. (ed’s note – Chinese more in favour than Americans…)
Took my niece to an Apple Store to get her a cover for her i-pod. That was my first Apple retailing experience. No surprise I left with an i-pad. Apple’s smart retailing strategies. Thanks to John of Toronto for recommending I find out about this.
Information Week – Apple’s Retail Lesson
Apple's retail operation turns 10 today.
A reminder that that which can’t be contained isn’t. The frightening mess that is the Eurozone. Thanks to David of Victoria for sending this in.
Pdf below -- Macro E.U. - D.O.A
TD Economics provides a good overview of the challenges ahead for reining in government spending.
Pdf below -- Overview of the 2011-12 Canadian Federal Government Budget
1 of every 100 American males is in jail.
Los Angles Times -- Time for California to tackle prison overcrowding
Gov. Jerry Brown is a reluctant prison reformer; in his former job as attorney general, he fought hard to stave off a federal court order requiring the state to reduce its inmate population.
And in Russia, don’t argue with the big boss.
New York Times – Russian Justice
By the time you read this column, you may already know the fate of Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky and Platon L. Lebedev.
The skinny on Uber-investor Steve Cohen.
Vanity Fair – What’s Eating Stephen Cohen?
Is Steve Cohen the embodiment of all that’s wrong with Wall Street—complete with $12 billion hedge fund, gigantic Greenwich mansion, world-class art collection, litigious ex-wife, and rumors of insider information?
And just 4 wins to go. With apologies to Robin of Victoria.
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