Forget the Swine flu, the real epidemic is corruption and greed.

In the past I've mentioned Simon Johnson's article on "The Quiet Coup".  It's worth another look.  The real epidemic that's going to wipe us out isn't swine flu or  any other virus.  Instead it's a viral idea.  An idea that people in positions of power hold in this country.  Namely, the idea that they got … Continue reading Forget the Swine flu, the real epidemic is corruption and greed.

Norway Thrives by Going Against the Tide – NYTimes.com

Turns out that culture matters, too. From the NYTimes (free registration may be required) The global financial crisis has brought low the economies of just about every country on earth. But not Norway. Often natural resource wealth becomes a trap for a country as the nation is tempted to consume the riches that come from … Continue reading Norway Thrives by Going Against the Tide – NYTimes.com