Silent cries tonight:

— What does German competitiveness amount to?

“Not just the military expeditions to the Orient of the last decade, but the financial bubble preceding and accompanying them, have tilted the relationship between the two states in Brazil’s favour.”

— Power Shift: Australia’s future between Washington and Beijing.

— What to look for in Paul Ryan’s budget.

— Do geezernomics drive deflation?

I think Lykke Li probably should have titled this one “Sadness is My Boyfriend” instead of “Sadness is a Blessing” but I like it either way.