One of life’s comforts is reading the Economist. The magazine is generally optimistic about the world’s prospects for growth and improvement. An article typically takes the following form:Oof.
This is comforting because it is then clear that there is a lot of low-hanging fruit. If our politicians could wean themselves from the diet of special interest money, our problems could be quickly and painlessly solved.
- problem is identified
- straightforward solution is offered
- discussion of why some countries don’t have the political will to implement the solution
- example of one country that behaves rationally
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Greenspun Gets It
No secret, I'm a big fan of The Economist, but I do think Phil Greenspun has their number: