Smart Links 16 August 2012
Commentary on getting more international students to Canada, the helping hand, and Greek’s little revenge on Germany.
While on the surface a really good idea, absent strategies to reduce undergraduate class sizes this looks like a cash cow given the difference in tuitions for international students. Also the strategy needs to be part of an aggressive immigration strategy that gives permanent resident to graduates.
Globe and Mail -- Report urges Canada to double down on foreign students to fuel innovation
Canada should double the number of international students studying here by 2022, a new report commissioned by the federal government says.
Paul Ryan forgets the visible hand of society.
New Yorker -- Paul Ryan’s Father, and Al Smith’s
One day in November, 1886, a man named Alfred Smith died in lower Manhattan, near the South Street Seaport.
“It was a tough time for our family, and Social Security was there to help us when we needed the help.” -- Paul Ryan
More on why Romney chose Ryan.
I like work.
Financial Times -- Why I work on my summer holiday
Writing in the Financial Times last month, Robert and Edward Skidelsky lamented that we should all work less and enjoy life more.
The perils of the shipping industry and Greek’s revenge.
Telegraph -- World shipping crisis threatens German dominance as Greeks win long game
Germany’s shipping industry faces a wave of bankruptcies over coming months as funding dries up and deepening economic woes across the world cause a sharp contraction in container trade.
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