Smart Links 10 December 2011
Commentary on the Euro deal, the no word, happiness is experience, the oil curse, and yes Paris is amazing in January.
How you say ‘no’ in German. (ed’s note – Europe ex-UK as in Asia ex-Japan, guess geography matters). Thanks to David of London.
Telegraph -- With one little word, Prime Minister David Cameron breaks the European taboo
The PM has shown great political courage. Now he must make sure that No doesn’t become Yes.
Financial Times -- The terrible consequences of a euro-zone collapse
What happens if the euro collapses?
Telegraph -- Europe's blithering idiots and their flim-flam treaty
What remarkable petulance and stupidity.
When faced with the prospect of a large travel bill to an exotic place my Dad said that if I had the money than buy the experience. Good advice.
Awesome Good – The Experiential Economy
Money can’t buy you happiness.
Making oil work.
Project Syndicate -- Escaping the Oil Curse
Libyans have a new lease on life, a feeling that, at long last, they are the masters of their own fate.
The joys of Paris without people like us, visit in the winter.
Globe and Mail -- No crowds, empty cafés – you can’t beat Paris in the winter
Friends told us Paris was different in the winter, that it was better, as if somehow the cold rains of November and December had washed away the false patina left by the tourist crowds of summer.
14 years ...
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