All Sorts of Things

Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

Tag Archives: government

Pakistan: Return to the IMF with a New Begging Bowl

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that it had reached a provisional agreement with Pakistan’s newly elected government for a three-year $5.3 billion loan at a likely interest rate … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

United States: NSA Plays the Herring Game

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the entire US intelligence community (IC) have been telling legislators, US citizens and anyone who will listen – pun intended – that their programs … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

France: Adieu Depardieu, They’ll Always Love You

Almost every European and American government is trying desperately to raise revenues while attempting to contain spending and manage the anger of its residents. The US legislature, for example, is … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Europe: Austerity Cuts Cause Protests but No Growth

Greece and Spain have been engulfed in anti-austerity protests over the past two days as citizens express their concerns over the cuts being imposed on those nations by their lenders. … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment