* Paul Krugman: Forget Ireland. The real problem is Spain
* Fred Wilson: Beware, the VC market is beginning to chase returns
* James Surowiecki: Opposition to QE2 is political… and hysterical
* Nour Malas: Dubai’s recovery is clouded by debt
* Sheryl Schwartz: 5 tips GPs should consider when fundraising
* Liz Gannes: Twitter has lots of financing options on the table
* Alison Tudor: China’s M&A strategy turns to the consumer sector
* Today’s most unexpected story: An investment bank is bulking up its M&A advisory practice
* Jesse Eisinger: Goldman creates and unwinds a CDO based on leveraged loans,thus proving the Volcker Rule’s impotence.
* Pete Peterson is the latest private equity big — or former big, in this case — to acknowledge that carried interest should not be taxed as a capital gain.
* Roger Ehrenberg on insider trading: “I think fairness should be judged by whether a motivated investor could learn the information through resourcefulness and hard work.”
* Steve Blank: “I believe that we will look back at this decade as the beginning of an economic revolution as important as the scientific revolution in the 16th century and the industrial revolution in the 18th century. We’re standing at the beginning of the entrepreneurial revolution.”