Links of the week
25 May 2011
Here are the links of the week that I found particularly interesting or relevant.
- Design is what matters, in both gardening and engineering.
- The IAEA, and all its member governments, knew within weeks that the nuclear reactors at Fukushima had melted down, but they didn’t tell the public for another month and a half.
- LinkedIn (LNKD) is the most expensive stock in the US. If we look at price-to-earnings ratios (P/E), their price assumes they will (eventually) be 162X more profitable than Apple (AAPL), or 129X more profitable than Google (GOOG).
- Irony abounds: the top 10 ‘welfare’ states are solidly Republican (states that give the federal government less than they get). The top 10 ‘donor’ states are largely Democratic.
- Greece will eventually restructure (read: default) on their debt. The euro’s about to go through hell in a handbasket.
- If you’ve never heard of MERS, you should read about it. They ‘oversee’ half the mortgages in the US. And yet, what they do is likely invalid under settled law. There was a recent court ruling that could make their affairs very interesting.