Tag: economy

Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 2: Blindness)

(Spoiler Alert: If you plan to read or see Jose Saramago’s Blindness and do not want the ending spoiled for you – do not read this post. I am full of plot spoilers.) Have you ever noticed when winter sets in that people get… Continue Reading “Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 2: Blindness)”

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Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 1)

A few months ago, Brian handed me a copy of The Double by Jose Saramago and said it was a must read. Odd, compelling, a book that really sticks – and unique in both voice and perspective. When you read as much as we… Continue Reading “Reading Saramago during the collapse (Part 1)”

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Afternoon economy rant.

Damn, I am feeling swamped this week, and it’s a good thing I wasn’t actually sick yesterday because I’ve got a ton of stuff I both want and need to do before leaving town on Friday. I did manage to both get up and… Continue Reading “Afternoon economy rant.”

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Economies and elections.

So I guess it’s no surprise, really, that the US stock market had a major meltdown yesterday. I mean, according to friends of mine who pay attention to this stuff, it’s been coming for a long time and was entirely predictable. Even to someone… Continue Reading “Economies and elections.”

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