Storified: Export-Driven Economies & "Voracious" US Demand
A little tweet session originally intended to answer a question about export-based economies (such as China & Germany) and how they'd fare if cash-strapped & debt-laden US/EU consumers stop importing as much as they did. But then I went off on a tangent...
Last Updated (Monday, 14 November 2011 18:32)
No sooner had the Libyan NTC chairman, Mustafa Abduljalil, given his address to the nation on the occasion of the liberation, than we started hearing dozens of voices expressing disappointment, betrayal, and anger. Abduljalil, in a symbolic break with the past, declared all Gaddafi-era laws that contradict Islamic law to be null & void. His words were met with loud cheers from the enormous crowd of celebrating Libyans.
“Islamic law? Did he just say Islamic law? You mean sharia? That scary stuff they have in Iran and the Taliban? How could he! I thought they wanted a democracy, with political parties, a parliament, and elections! Those ingrates! We supported them for nothing! They betrayed us! Woe be to Libya, it's going to be another Iran! Another Taliban! Another theocratic tyranny!”
Alright, stop freaking out already.
Last Updated (Sunday, 13 November 2011 09:28)
Yes, bad habit. I draft an article, but then it ends up in "editing hell" for weeks, sometimes years, waiting to get a half hour of my attention.
Anyway, here they are. In no order whatsoever. All forty-something of them. This doesn't make me feel very good about myself.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:19)