by Tyler Cowen
on October 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm
1. Europe according to France, a map. There is more here.
2. 24 different English language accents (some have curse words)
3. Gramophone classical music picks for the year.
4. Markets in everything: credit card cosignatures, via Jodi Beggs.
5. Does China have a monopoly over rare earth minerals?
6. How an economist is governing Ecuador.
I don’t understand why my country is perceived as Anti-European by the French. This makes me really sad. I love Europe, in fact. German cars, French kisses, English tea, Hungarian salami, what a rich continent we have. And it could be even prettier and more prosperous if they abolished the euro, scrapped the acquis communautaire, and carpet-bombed Brussels.
@Pavel I think you answered your own question right there …
step21, you obviously did not perceive Czech humor in Pavel’s comment. This kind of jokes is why Nazis called us “the laughing beasts” (die laechendliche Bestie).
suprisingly spot on south african and northern irish! well done, mucker!
6 like Chavez
1your welcome for the tip
Speaking as a European, #1 is a lot like “How English people see the way France/Germany/USA sees Europe”. Joan of Arc and Enigma Code are the clues.
@ “4. Market Everything…”
It looks like the Credit Card Act isn’t necessarily doing what it’s supposed to be, or rather it’s creating a new black market of cosigners for teens: http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2010/02/25/under-21-and-want-a-credit-card-better-get-mommys-permission-first/
Who’d da ‘dunk it?
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