Sunday, March 05, 2006

What I'm reading, March 5, 2006

SPORTS - politics, the crossover sport
= Gateway Pundit: Bush Goes to Bat in Pakistan - Includes pics of W making a reasonable approximation to a as batsman and as a bowler. What's this about the clash of civilizations?

= Curling for Columbine. Why is Canadian Broadcast Corp outsourcing it sportscasting to an American?

= How the internet is assisting in the project to preserve culture in a world where the spread of English threatens local languages. And ending Intellectual Isolation, for those who chose to avail themselves of the opportunity.

= Another economist takes on polygamy

TRAFFIC - be afraid, very afraid
= Buckle up Abu Dhabians - Actually, I find this a bit disconcerting. If I inject with a safer inside to your car, I think you will respond by driving major dangerously. I hope enforcement is as successful as enforcment of the reckless driving laws are in the UAE.

= Spread the wealth. I like the way His Highness, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, thinks. Like an economist. My recommendation: Extend this concept in two directions. Open it to all UAE nationals. Second, include ownership in the ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund.

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Blogger Papadose said...

Yes, the decision to offer 3000 shares is an outstanding example of committed leadership in the UAE. One can be sure that particular emphasis is going to be placed on the educational sector in the Emirates, because it is seriously lacking in standards.

Leaders need to think like an economist these days, if their societies have to move forward. Globalization has brought about an entirely new battleground, new wars. And the Emirates is taking a step in the right direction by revamping its educational system which must secure the future of its coming generations. Education and Literacy should come first, everthing else, even democracy, can follow.

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