Thursday, February 25, 2010

AKICistan Quotes and Links for Late February 2010

An ancient proverb says: "Good habits result from resisting temptation."

"If you have only two alternatives, then choose the third."
                      --- Jewish saying

Is being a blogger a sign of full-on Narcissism?  I wonder.

World's most famous Narcissist?  Of course, the big "0".

Matters of Life and Death
Now that I am a father, I find that stories about parents losing their children really pull at my heartstrings.  Here is a review from the City Journal of two recently published memoirs of parents having gone through this ordeal.

Here is a movie starring Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly about the same subject.  You may not be able to get the link outside of China.

The Illusion of Glamour

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.

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