Monthly Archives: November 2010

All you need to know about the Irish Bailout

“After all, Ireland is actually providing €17.5bn of the funds by itself, by raiding its own pension funds,” he added. Advertisements

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Vladimir Ulyanov

I used to check Lenin’s Tomb regularly, but somehow lost the habit, much to my regret. A friend sent me his latest posts, on-the-ground coverage of the student protests in the UK , reminding us of what kind of function … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi Before He Was Discovered

Five years ago I was siting in a felafel joint on the upper west side when I picked up a local free newspaper expecting to waste some time. A review of Tom Friedman’s “The World is Flat” caught my eye … Continue reading

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Can another era of tumbrils be far behind?

Some details on Mukesh Ambani’s new “house”. If India is not incubating a million madames Defarge by now, I would doubt we’ll remain a single species for long. Imagine a boot……

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A counter example for the Irish

From the Spectator: In many ways, Iceland is in better shape than Ireland or Greece, both of which may well be stuck in recession for a decade. It may even be in better shape than Britain: we still don’t have … Continue reading

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The question of the hour

Will the Irish people accept crucifixion? This panel discussion on mainstream television, with mainstream people is sobering.

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Americans are not stupid — just their leadership

This map shows the most trusted newscaster now that Cronkite is dead. While I’m pleased to see Massachusetts’ results, I’m most surprised by Utah, Idaho and Arkansas….

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