Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions.

Eurocrats, get your financial bazookas right now

Markets are fast, but democracies slow –solving the euro crisis

How investors can thrive as the eur

o zone burns

Angela Merkel is drawing the wrong lessons from the chaos of German history

Africa's water, the hidden treasury

Google's Transparency Report: nasty surprises

Reforming meritocracy: show me what you've got