Education and Other Items
This from an accounting prof who thinks the quality of students has fallen: http://accounting.smartpros.com/x64268.xml. This follows nicely from the comments I received on my ScienceCheerleader posting re: science and math education. Scary, to say the least.
A million French citizens are now out of work due to questionable government criminal statistics: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/30/stic/. Makes you wonder who's on the watch list here.
Nothing to see here, folks. Everything is under control. Pay no attention to the economic distress in Europe's most productive economies... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/4394914/Trichet-is-bounced-into-defence-of-the-euro.html
And then, of course, we've got competing "stimulus" bills in both houses of Congress: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/us/politics/08stimulus.html. Ye flippin' gods.