Monday, November 17, 2008

Rarely have both the left, the right, and the libertarian leaning part of popular opinion agreed on something as much as they did in disliking the "bailout" for the banking industry. The left, because the plan directs money to a part of the financial system always regarded as rich and well compensated. The right, and certainly the libertarian, because they believe that it runs counter to the principles of free economy: if you did not do well, you should fail. (Whether the bailout was necessary or not is another matter).
This editorial cartoon by Tom Toles captures the popular feeling pretty well!

Friday, November 7, 2008

ΜΠ = B

Some of the greek and greek-cypriot newspapers' front pages the day after the US election. Even if one hasn't learned the greek alphabet in a physics or math class, the new president's name should be pretty easy to spot!
(click the pic for a larger version)