Smart Links 03 June 2012
Commentary on the panic trade to bonds, right employees hard to find, Obama’s cyber war, and Rex weighs in on the death of the Liberal Party of Canada.
The combination of all the structural problems in the global economy’s biggest economies all coming to a head at the same time has pushed bond yields down to abnormal levels.
But it has been going on for a long time.
Related. (ed’s note – sadly the fate of most bull markets).
Despite high unemployment rates employers finding it difficult to hire.
Economist -- Where the jobs are
UNEMPLOYMENT has reached record levels in many countries. Yet more than a third of employers around the world are still having trouble filling vacancies, according to a ManpowerGroup survey of nearly 40,000 employers in 41 countries.
The cyberwar against Iran.
New York Times – Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.
National Post -- In his secret war against Iran, Obama sends in the geeks
If you’re looking to understand what the U.S. and Israel are really doing to shut down the Iranian nuclear program, there’s no better place to start than a fascinating feature printed in Friday’s New York Times.
Piling on. (ed's note: careful what you wish for).
National Post -- Rex Murphy: Canada’s new two-party system
It was not that long ago that no less a political totem than Jean Chrétien was urging the blending of the great party he once ran, the Liberals, with the now politically ascendant NDP.
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