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Weimar News

Considering how little time I’ve lived in Weimar (four years), this city keeps making the pages of The Economist at an unbelievable rate. Take this week: Weimar: Up from the ashes.

My previous homes of Denver, Laramie, and Bloomington, have either not made it in at all, or have appeared a number of times appropriate […]

Beckham

Here in London, much of the news about Beckham going to America focuses on two things: (1) How much money is involved; and (2) How Beckham going to America will transform soccer making it popular in America.

My responses: (1) Good for Beckham’s bank account, bad investment by the owners of the LA Galaxy (is […]

Major Mistakes

Since leaving Indiana for Germany, Indiana elected a new Governor from the Republican Party, My Man Mitch Daniels.

Since taking office, Daniels has managed to do exactly one good thing: convince the legislature to enact a day light savings program. Of course he fucked it up when he left it to the federal government to […]

Wyoming, Land of Opportunity -ies

Awhile back my sister sent me a notepad that she’d come across.

The notepad promoted the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service (a fancy name for “Labor” I suspect), proclaiming that they “link human and economic development for Wyoming’s future.”

Across the bottom of the pages they had four separate rotating factoids to consider as one […]

Dear Leader

So Dear Leader’s visit to Germany has had a significant economic impact.

500,000,000€ loss to shipping on the Rhine, never mind losses at the Frankfurt Airport.

Congratulations to Dear Leader and his Security Forces for helping out the German Economy!

The Dollar

Memo

To: President Bush, Alan Greenspan; important people From: Adam Lederer; citizen, expat Date: 20 November 2004 Re: The Dollar

To Whom It May Concern:

Thank you for not changing the weak dollar policy.

I need blue jeans, a pair of clubbing shoes, a couple new shirts. I’m looking forward to my upcoming visits because […]

What happens when you let your major employer rule your town

Since Adam is away I thought I would fill you in/bore you with some details about the economic make-up of my current hometown of Danville, VA. This is prompted by an article titled, Small towns tired of slow rollout create own high-speed networks in the money section of the 9/21/04 USA Today (you’ll need the […]