Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
glamour as a substitute for beauty that moves in a direction away from wisdom. It is a contrived, synthetic kind of beauty that does not go beneath the surface. It does not flow out from a center. Glamour is more glitter than light, more glitz than depth, more glisten than glory.
Spengler's Economic Prediction for China
China won't collapse, but government efforts to stop overheating by raising reserve requirements make clear that the world's second-largest economy can't be the locomotive for world growth.
Check out his other economic predictions here. Beware, they aren't good.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The photos above show the infrastructure work being done near my apartment. In all the photos above, you a see a high bridge which I believe is going to be used for the high speed mag lift train joining Shanghai and Beijing. Now, one is not crazy to wonder at the wisdom of building this rail link. I personally think planes and airports would be wiser.
But then was the Great Wall really necessary?
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Toby Young has generated considerable reaction for his dissing of a poll saying Americans are the most attractive people in the world. Said Young: