My blogging has been on a very light schedule as I’ve got the cold. Its days like these I wish there some fellow contributors for this blog. That said, Here’s a list of what I think should be required reading for this weekend:
Tdaxp – a New Blog (new to me)
This is a new blog by a guy named Dan. Great blog with interesting, analytical and unique perspective on a host of issues. Just keep on scrolling.
Especially interesting to me are:
Hello Saudi Arabia, Hello Oil Peak!
Here’s something I found at NYT that is not receiving enough attention, but is discussed at the Oil Drum:
“a senior intelligence official, who insisted on remaining anonymous because he was not permitted to speak publicly on the issue, said that the Saudi plans to increase production by nearly 14 percent in the next four years were not enough to meet global demand. Even the Energy Information Administration recently scaled back its expectations of how much more oil the Saudis could pump in 20 years.”
Check out The Oil Drum’s coverage here. The Oil Drum also covers other news over doubts of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco on how much reserve and capacity remains in Saudi Arabia.
China is an Unstoppable Graduate Student Factory (or not?)
In “Anoint no economic superpower before its time”, Daniel Drezner has a very good roundup putting some doubt on the opinion that China’s is churning out far more and better engineering students than the US - helping lifting China to superpower level and eventually surpassing the U.S. and the West.
Daniel Drezner’s posting is a great follow-up to my previous post, “China the Roaring Economy - Or Maybe Not “, which points to some doubts on China’s consistently astronomical GDP growth figures.