Smart Links 26 June 2012
Commentary on the mania in negativity, followed by Krugman, Soros, Coughlin, mistake science, and pushing Canadian universities to the top of the heap.
Image from Dante's Inferno.
As an investment advisor friend said to me a few days ago about 50% of his job is keeping his clients from backing off the ledge 20 stories up. Time to lighten up?
Alhambra Partners – The Apocalypse Bubble
There is a lot to worry about these days and no shortage of individuals capitalizing on that fact.
New York Times – The Great Abdication
Among economists who know their history, the mere mention of certain years evokes shivers.
Financial Times -- How to shift Germany out of ‘can’t do’ mode
At the meeting in Rome last Thursday, the four heads of state agreed on steps towards a banking union and a modest stimulus package to complement the fiscal compact.
Telegraph -- Will Egypt become the new Iran?
Having argued consistently for the past year that the so-called Arab Spring would bring nothing but misery and disappointment, I take no great comfort from the outcome of Egypt's presidential elections.
The science of mistakes.
Charlie Fell – A Big Mistake
Mistakes are a frequent topic of discussion in our world.
Excellence in universities. Thanks to Rick of Toronto.
Globe and Mail -- Our research universities can leap ahead
In 2010, Congress asked a U.S. National Research Council committee for 10 measures to strengthen America’s top research universities, in order to secure the country’s prosperity and security.
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