Smart Links 29 January 2013
Commentary on the 0D30 controversy, European amnesia, the liberal Obama, why Joe and Hillary won’t run, hungry dragon, lazy mob, Europe’s deadly demographics, and the future battle over 3D manufacturing.
When hiding behind fiction is wrong. (ed’s note – spoiler alert, the last part of the movie depicting bin Laden’s assassination was just as fascinating as the pursuit and decision to launch the mission).
New York Review of Books -- ‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading’
It is not unusual for filmmakers to try to inject authenticity into a movie’s first frames by flashing onscreen words such as “based on real events.”
Don’t worry, be happy.
Financial Times -- Markets: Back in the zone
Can flows into the euro last?
New Yorker -- Walking the Walk
After Barack Obama had been sworn in for the final time for his final term—and after he had delivered his final Inaugural Address, and after he had turned to leave the podium atop the Capitol steps (though not before turning back to gaze at the multitude on the Mall, murmuring, “I want to take a look one more time, I’m not going to see this again”), and after he and Michelle had walked down Pennsylvania Avenue—the Obamas repaired to a glassed-in reviewing stand in front of the White House.
National Journal -- Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016
Speculation about the two heavyweight Democrats is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere.
Hillary Rodham Clinton – Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
China’s credit hunger.
GMO – Feeding the Dragon
For GMP’s asset allocation team, valuations are our first protection against losses.
Growing up lazy.
Guardian -- Europe is haunted by the myth of the lazy mob
It suits the wealthy to turn the debate about poverty into a morality tale, but the reality is that inequality is structural.
Economist -- Working-age shift
Growth will suffer as workers dwindle.
Macleans -- Why 3D printers could hammer the manufacturing industry
The new age of piracy.
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