Smart Links 08 June 2012
Commentary on the sources and consequences of inequality, the shocking impact of unintended consequences, 50 ways to leave your lover, the little island row between Japan and China, and unions in Saskatchewan.
The inequality debate.
Bloomberg – Income Inequality: What`s Wrong With It?
Joseph Stiglitz versus Edward Conrad.
TED -- Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences
Every new invention changes the world -- in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.
Europe, Europe, Europe. Thanks to Ken of Tokyo/Hong Kong for putting the European crisis in perspective.
Financial Times -- A Greek exit would be national suicide
An exit from the euro would be catastrophic for Greece.
Expensive oil makes countries behave badly. Thanks to Jeremy of Tokyo.
Financial Times -- Japan cautions diplomat on China remarks
Japan’s government has rebuked its ambassador to China after he warned that plans by the Tokyo municipal government to buy islands claimed by Beijing could spark an “extremely grave crisis”.
Financial Post – Saskawisconsin
Could Brad Wall’s labour reforms help subvert the Rand formula?
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