• Former US secretary for Labour Robert Reich explains on his blog why our global economy is heading for a second recession dip (“The great disconnect between jobs and stocks”). To use a quote from Nouriel Roubini: “…few Americans believe that what walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is actually the phoenix of recovery”.
  • François Leveque (Ecole des Mines in Paris) had an excellent post about the “nuclear renaissance” on the EU Energy policy blog recently. Cost overruns and delays in on-going construction of EPRs could undermine the competitiveness of nuclear power (“Nuclear generation costs – revisiting estimates”).