Photo 17 Dec 8 notes
Photo 22 Sep 4 notes "Let’s Twist!", by Ben B. “The Heli”
Featuring Hit Singles: “How Low Can U Go”, “Let’s Buy More Bonds”, “Limbo Hawk”, “Fed Up Stuff”, “Free Market, Adios”.
Another proud production of Dismal Records.
Backgrounder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15013610
If you can’t beat them, join them, so:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVQ0MXp-8ds

"Let’s Twist!", by Ben B. “The Heli”

Featuring Hit Singles: “How Low Can U Go”, “Let’s Buy More Bonds”, “Limbo Hawk”, “Fed Up Stuff”, “Free Market, Adios”.

Another proud production of Dismal Records.

Backgrounder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15013610

If you can’t beat them, join them, so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVQ0MXp-8ds

Photo 15 Sep 2 notes The Abacus has turned, and it says NO!
Nothing boosts your bargaining power more, than when you have a lot of what the other side is desperately in need of.
China’s playing it tough. http://on.ft.com/nVvPna
Conniving, opportunistic, and kicking a man when he’s down, you say? Welcome to the world of politics played on a grand epic scale my friend.
It’s been done before, of course. China would know. They were at the receiving end for a while.

The Abacus has turned, and it says NO!

Nothing boosts your bargaining power more, than when you have a lot of what the other side is desperately in need of.

China’s playing it tough. http://on.ft.com/nVvPna

Conniving, opportunistic, and kicking a man when he’s down, you say? Welcome to the world of politics played on a grand epic scale my friend.

It’s been done before, of course. China would know. They were at the receiving end for a while.

Photo 13 Sep 2 notes "Cash = Friends"
There are some things in life that money can’t buy, but for everything else there’s a lot that $3.2trillion can.
Italy is now desperately finding its “amico” in China. Others have, and many more will.
http://bit.ly/qwS2ej
Cash is King, my friend. Cash is King.

"Cash = Friends"

There are some things in life that money can’t buy, but for everything else there’s a lot that $3.2trillion can.

Italy is now desperately finding its “amico” in China. Others have, and many more will.

http://bit.ly/qwS2ej

Cash is King, my friend. Cash is King.

Photo 12 Sep "No Good Answer"
Will euro stay, or will it go? Dunno…
http://bloom.bg/pRsXwZ

"No Good Answer"

Will euro stay, or will it go? Dunno…

http://bloom.bg/pRsXwZ

Photo 12 Sep 1 note "Merde, la Grece!"
Eurozone concerns look to be the flavor of the week again. This time round, news about potential ratings cut of France’s three largest banks because of their Greek debt holdings dominate.
Background: http://bloom.bg/oSiBq2

(A lot more sinister than the AAA-rating kept by the sovereign itself)
http://bit.ly/p7tbbj

"Merde, la Grece!"

Eurozone concerns look to be the flavor of the week again. This time round, news about potential ratings cut of France’s three largest banks because of their Greek debt holdings dominate.

Background: http://bloom.bg/oSiBq2

(A lot more sinister than the AAA-rating kept by the sovereign itself)

http://bit.ly/p7tbbj

Photo 6 Sep 2 notes The Silly Safehaven Search
Swiss Franc was devalued to lessen its appeal and keep those desperate pilgrims in search of safehaven out. Funny times we are in.
Now what? More back on voluminous dollar or on dementic yen? Tough.
For background:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/06/switzerland-pegs-swiss-franc-euro

The Silly Safehaven Search

Swiss Franc was devalued to lessen its appeal and keep those desperate pilgrims in search of safehaven out. Funny times we are in.

Now what? More back on voluminous dollar or on dementic yen? Tough.

For background:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/06/switzerland-pegs-swiss-franc-euro

Photo 23 Aug "Naoto Kan’t Stay"
Japan is about to have yet another Prime Minister.
That’s the problem with having an Elvis as one earlier, in starry Koizumi.

"Naoto Kan’t Stay"

Japan is about to have yet another Prime Minister.

That’s the problem with having an Elvis as one earlier, in starry Koizumi.

Photo 22 Aug 2 notes Angry Birds - Tripoli edition: Final Stage??

Angry Birds - Tripoli edition: Final Stage??

Photo 22 Aug Angry Birds - Tripoli edition
(what I sketched when the wave to oust Qaddafi first began)

Angry Birds - Tripoli edition

(what I sketched when the wave to oust Qaddafi first began)

Photo 22 Aug "Unlocking the Case of Growth: Or Die Trying"
Talks of QE3 permeate the air yet again. When you run out of ideas, just keep doing what you do - that’s a fresh idea!
http://on.ft.com/qKKMw0

"Unlocking the Case of Growth: Or Die Trying"

Talks of QE3 permeate the air yet again. When you run out of ideas, just keep doing what you do - that’s a fresh idea!

http://on.ft.com/qKKMw0

Photo 20 Aug 4 notes Curry’s Just A Proxy
Singaporeans are cooking curry this weekend to make a point. This is my attempt to make that point clearer. Read this for backgrounder: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-18/singapore-curry-protest-heats-up-vote.html
A slippery slope, really, for a place that was founded as a free port centuries back and has thrived simply because it has been so open while the rest in the region has not. Yes, the pendulum might have swung too wildly on the “Come settle here, everybody…anybody” side in the last few years. Now, it looks like it might swing way too much, on the other side.
Does no one realize the irony that, for most of the people here, their very forefathers came here from other countries too, to seek better lives for themselves?

Curry’s Just A Proxy

Singaporeans are cooking curry this weekend to make a point. This is my attempt to make that point clearer. Read this for backgrounder: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-18/singapore-curry-protest-heats-up-vote.html

A slippery slope, really, for a place that was founded as a free port centuries back and has thrived simply because it has been so open while the rest in the region has not. Yes, the pendulum might have swung too wildly on the “Come settle here, everybody…anybody” side in the last few years. Now, it looks like it might swing way too much, on the other side.

Does no one realize the irony that, for most of the people here, their very forefathers came here from other countries too, to seek better lives for themselves?

Photo 18 Aug 5 notes France’s AAA rating is affirmed.
Trio of rating agencies, my dear, thanks for wising up. Go back to being puppies will ya?
backgrounder: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110818-705432.html

France’s AAA rating is affirmed.

Trio of rating agencies, my dear, thanks for wising up. Go back to being puppies will ya?

backgrounder: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110818-705432.html

Photo 16 Aug 2 notes "The Fed Can Plank Too"
(If ultra low rates have not worked thus far, what makes them think it’ll be different for the next two years?!)

"The Fed Can Plank Too"

(If ultra low rates have not worked thus far, what makes them think it’ll be different for the next two years?!)

Photo 1 Aug 3 notes It’s raised!

It’s raised!


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