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US Opinion of EU 2010-01-12

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health, Intolerance, Money, Statistics.
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As U.S. American health care reform nears the finish line, even calmer conservatives have been issuing dire warnings that ‘Obamacare’ will turn the U.S.A. into a European-style social democracy, and everyone knows that Europe has lost all its economic dynamism. Strange to say, however, what everyone knows isn’t true. (more…)

Hiding Recession Spending 2009-01-25

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Hide the ‘Hermès‘ orange and the ‘Tiffany‘ blue — today’s wealthy consumers are asking for unmarked bags to disguise their luxury purchases.

Last week, Ms.Kathleen Fuld, wife of  ‘Lehman Brothers’ C.E.O. Mr.Dick Fuld, stopped by the ‘Hermès’ boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue to buy some holiday gifts. As she paid for her purchases, she vetoed the store’s signature orange bag and asked for a plain white one instead. (more…)