All day I’ve been wracking my brain, trying to see if there was any way to prove if what Ion Stan said was right or wrong. Essentially he is stating that the IMF is deliberately undervaluing Romania’s GDP by 20% in order to induce politicians (and economic “experts”) to take on IMF loans. Well there’s no way to prove something definitively, especially as I sure … Continue reading Was Ion Stan Right?
Again I really must chastise myself for not being a better blogger. Last night I had a meeting with someone right near Piata Unirii here in Cluj just a few dozen meters from where the anti-ACTA protests were going on (the person I met with had just come from there). I can tell you for sure that I saw at least 1,000 people and they … Continue reading No More Running
The other day a reader mentioned the 1976 movie Network and I certainly understand why. In case you’ve never seen the movie, it starts with a older man (Mr. Beale) who is about to be fired from his job reading the news on television. He gets very depressed and angry and on his last broadcast gives a blistering speech about a number of issues. Wikipedia … Continue reading A Radiant Eruption of Democracy
Well you may have noticed a different tone to the blog of late. That’s due to a couple of reasons, the first being that I am incredibly busy with some (as of yet) offline projects and also because I wanted to put a spotlight on a few key things. If you’re missing the cat pictures and more humorous posts, do not despair as they will … Continue reading Hang Onto Your Hats