Smart Links 01 February 2012
Commentary on the Chinese energy connection, the many versions of capitalism, Mitt debating himself, the best and the rest, how occupation became legal, and scientology.
The background behind the Prime Minister’s trip to China next week. Thanks to Evan of Victoria.
National Post -- Terry Glavin: Scrutinizing Canada’s pipeline to Beijing
Canada is at the brink of a radical shift in energy and foreign policy. But there has been no debate of any consequence about it — not in the House of Commons, not in the Senate, not in the proceedings of a Royal Commission.
Sun News Network -- Newt to PM: don't cut oil deal with China
Newt Gingrich has once again promised to approve the Keystone XL pipeline immediately if he becomes president in November.
Capitalism is a many splendored thing. (ed’s note – the market and the economy are different, the economy is the product of the impact that communities have on the market with public policy and culture, hence the different varieties).
Financial Times -- Free-market evangelists face a lonely fate
Much has been made of the fact that last week in Davos, business leaders were forced by recent events to consider issues such as inequality and the future of capitalism.
Project Syndicate -- Sustainable Humanity
Sustainable development means achieving economic growth that is widely shared and that protects the earth’s vital resources.
The long arm of the truth. Thanks to Ken of Tokyo/Hong Kong.
Political Wire -- Romney vs. Romney
Mitt Romney debates himself in this hilarious video compilation.
David Brooks on the real divide in the United States.
No one is chosen.
New York Review of Books -- How the Occupation Became Legal
In 1979, a group of Palestinian farmers filed a petition with Israel’s High Court of Justice, claiming their land was being illegally expropriated by Jewish settlers.
The science behind scientology.
London Review of Books -- Religion, grrrr
Empirical study led L. Ron Hubbard to the principles on which Scientology is based.
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