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Saturday, March 08, 2003
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GLOAT: Yeah, I know this may get reversed, but I'd thought I'd acknowledge a tiny glimmer of happiness from last week, with limited apologies to a now completely overdone ad trope:
Twenty-minute telephone call from Washington, DC to Ankara: $7.92Democracy. Ain't it a bastard?
Friday, March 07, 2003
HI AGAIN: Don't know if more than a handful of people care (most importantly, of course, Devra--'sup, yo?), but I'm going try to finally make good on promise and start posting again. I guess I sort of fell into a bit of a reverse rut and just couldn't bear to post until I had something stunning to say. I want to say that I'll have some stuff to say about the UN soon, which I hope hasn't already been said before, and maybe the strike I'm involved in as a grad student at Yale (solidarity forever! and all that). For now, I just wanted to post on the surprisingly economic miracle that is my home country.
P.S.: Also, Manu is on indefinite hiatus. Poor guy--so many rodents to kill, so little time. And this blog's epitaph was almost--
Too many of us have only blogged the world; the point, however, is to change it.
IT'S THE SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND THE LOW INTEREST RATES (STUPID): The pinkos at The Globe and Mail business page and Merrill Lynch had the following to say about the economic environment in overtaxed, low incentive, government heavy, universal-health-care-that-don't-work Canada:
"Canada is the only economy creating jobs in a meaningful way, its got the only central bank raising interest rates, the only G7 country running a budgetary surplus and the TSX composite is the best performing major equity index in the world. No wonder the Canadian dollar hit a two-and-a-half year high this week."Hey Americans, what's the weather like in cut taxes-and-then-pray country?
Wait a minute, I live in New Haven. Dammit.