Smart Links 18 July 2012
Commentary on China’s imbalanced economy, 21st century power, follow the S&P bouncing ball, the case for staying in gold, life for the erotic novel post-internet, and Canada’s housing bubble.
Capital investment mania.
Financial Times -- China: The road to nowhere
Fears of excessive investment are fuelling debate about whether slower growth is the right course for Beijing.
Globalist -- How Power Really Works in the 21st Century: Beyond Soft, Hard & Smart
The now ubiquitous concept of "soft power" has outlived its usefulness in international affairs.
Up and down.
The gold hedge.
Charlie Fell – In Gold We Trust
The foundation for new all-time-highs is in place. As far as sentiment is concerned, we definitely see no euphoria with respect to gold.
Beyond Jackie Collins.
London Review of Books -- Travelling Southwards
When it comes to erotic writing, the more explicit it gets – the more heaving, the more panting – the more I want to laugh.
The old hands in the Victoria real estate market are comparing this summer’s market to the 1985 wipe out. Is Canada’s most liveable city the canary in the coal mine?
Business Insider -- The Canadian Housing Market Sure Looks Like A Bubble
As the U.S. begins to recover from its housing bubble, concerns have been escalating about a housing bubble in Canada.
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