Smart Links 28 February 2012

Commentary on investing, investing in energy, evacuating Tokyo, how the Euro will be dismembered, teacher's salaries, and how to apologize.

The 10 investment lesssons.

Market Watch -- 10 investment lessons from Jeremy Grantham
The chief investment strategist of Boston-based institutional money manager GMO LLC doesn’t mince words.

Related.

The sky scraper index. (ed’s note – it’s not looking good in China).

PIMCO likes energy.

PIMCO – Game Changer
America is fortunate to have abundant energy resources. Combined with technological advancements and increasing capital investment, these vast resources are helping to create employment, expand private sector business investment and grow secure onshore U.S. energy supplies.

How many companies have been the largest (in terms of market capitalisation).

New York Times -- Confronting a Law Of Limits
These days, it’s hard to find a superlative that adequately describes Apple.

The plan to evacuate Tokyo. Thanks to Jeremy of Tokyo.

New York Times -- Japan Weighed Evacuating Tokyo in Nuclear Crisis
In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, even as they tried to play down the risks in public, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed on Monday.

The Euro end game.

A Primer on the Euro Breakup

Teachers aren’t happy. (ed’s note – is a national comparison of teacher’s salaries relevant?).

Globe and Mail -- Crosscheck: How B.C. teachers rank in Canada
Teachers across British Columbia are voting on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether to walk off the job just as the provincial government is expected to impose a contract.

Opps.

Toronto Star -- Dirty tricks: Liberal leader Bob Rae shows how to take responsibility
Bob Rae, the interim Liberal leader, showed on Monday how a political leader needs to respond when it becomes clear there’s been wrong-doing in his ranks.

 

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