Monthly Archives: May 2010

A New Look for Wal-Mart?

An insight from Ilkka at The Fourth Checkraise: If Wal-Mart were otherwise exactly the same as now, except that it was fully owned and run by the government as a public service and a anti-gouging and price control program to … Continue reading

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Dopey Letter of the Day (V)

Where else but the New York Times? To the Editor: Rarely have I felt that my identity was such a liability as I do these days. Born to East African Muslim parents of Indian descent, I can hardly say that … Continue reading

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Hostage to the Unions

Beware of Greeks losing gifts: Greek government workers shut down schools and hospitals and disrupted flights as demonstrators occupied the Acropolis in an escalation of protests against 30 billion euros ($40 billion) of additional wage cuts and tax increases unveiled … Continue reading

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Toy Story

Many years ago I wrote on a defunct version of this poor little blog about toy breeds: Unlike the calm aloofness of the Sighthound, the massive dignity of the Working dog, the headstrong all-weather exuberance of the Sporting dog (“Great … Continue reading

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Moving Day

To my horror, I found that Blogger, through which this poor neglected little blog was published, would no longer support FTP publishing as of May 1.  Due to their opaque instructions and clunky dashboard, it proved impossible to keep my … Continue reading

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