Smart Picks 01 April 2012
Commentary on disruptive energy technologies, RIM’s evil quarter, a hot Spanish summer, a fun uncle, German unions downsize, Ignatieff on American exceptionalism, and the political consequences of 67.
5 new energy technologies.
McKinsey Quarterly -- Five technologies to watch
Innovation in energy technology is taking place rapidly. Five technologies you may not have heard of could be ready to change the energy landscape by 2020.
Bloomberg -- Worse, Not Worst for Research in Motion
Rob Cox and Breakingviews columnists discuss RIM’s lackluster results and what it means for the future of the BlackBerry maker.
Spain bond yields are rising again for the wrong reason.
Economist -- Starting to worry
Once again, Spain is on the front-line of the euro crisis.
Independent -- Donald MacInnes: Delicious memories of apples, fishing and treetops
Who was your favourite uncle or aunt?
Is the German economic model fraying?
Guardian -- Germany's unions: a model for Britain or a disaster waiting to happen?
Strikes may be orderly affairs with cake and corporate clout, but the rise of niche unions in Germany is threatening their power.
USA, USA … (ed’s note – yes Canadians the title is ironic).
From 65 to 67.
Toronto Sun -- Harper budget skewers ‘demographics’ who elected him
Of the many things that Budget 2012 will be remembered for, the assault on Canadian seniors must surely rank as Number One.
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