Thursday, July 19, 2018

Failure To Snub Equals Treason

Summer is political silly season in the United States. There are elections for the House and one-third of the Senate this November, and primaries...

Indian Commerce Dept To Make Indians Poorer – 25% Duty On...

The Indian Commerce Department is recommending that all Indians be made poorer. Not quite what we hope our own governments will do to us...

At Least Erdogan’s Son In Law – Turkey’s New Finance Minister...

It's possible to view Turkey as retreating - advancing if you prefer - to something like the power and economic status it had as...

Roseanne And The $2 Million a Character Tweet

A, somewhat belated, thought: Perhaps if the price of a single repulsive tweet is now somewhere north of $100 million the good old US of...

Dispatches From The States #1

This is from our special correspondent in Flyover Country, Dennis the Peasant: It’s only July, but Dennis is going out on a limb here and...

Karnataka’s Electoral Bribery Of Farmers Happens As Predicted

There are various ways one can dress this up. Hard pressed farmers are offered substantial relief from their crushing loan burdens for example. That...

Of Course Not All Indian Money In Swiss Banks Is Tax...

This isn't quite how Piyush Goyal has put the point but it is what he means - of course not all Indian source money...

India’s Farm Loan Waivers – Buying Votes, Pure And Simple

India has long been a poster boy for the contention that buying votes is both easy and not a good idea. The bad idea...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Fifteen

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture Episode Fifteen   The EasyJet swung around for its approach. Anna...

The Indian Interest Rate Rise Is Great For Modi’s Budget, Not...

The Indian press is getting the implications of the Indian interest rate rise wrong here. They're saying that it poses a danger to Narendra...