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.

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?