Monday, August 31, 2009

A couple of gems from today's newspapers

DNA Money has a headline of "India set to be the best performer among BRICS" but the only country other than India mentioned is China. This is pretty typical of much of the discussion and coverage of the "BRICs" -- for those of you who are confused, BRICs is an acronym coined by an analyst at Goldman Sachs a few years ago to refer to the growing markets of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, hence BRIC.

Meanwhile, the Hindu op-ed page has a piece by none other than Fidel Castro entitled "The empire and the robots" that is Fidel at his best, attacking the US government and ask why special interests emerge to block health care reform every time it is close. He's clearly feeling better.

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