Two weeks until Latin America’s first gay marriage! — Inca Kola
49 million Americans lack dependable access to adequate food, the largest number ever — Alea
The iq2us website is rather horrible, all flash-based and white-on-black and lacking permalinks, but tonight’s debate was well worth attending all the same. The motion was “Obama’s economic policies are working effectively”, and the interesting thing about it was that it wasn’t a left vs right thing at all.
Last year, I applauded Eli Broad for not donating his art to Lacma, and instead keeping it in his own foundation, whence it could and would be lent out around the world. I even suggested that it might make more sense to donate art to the Broad Foundation than to a museum:
Now I’m confused. Back on November 6, the FT’s Denise Law ran an article about a set of new currency ETCs which are going to be listed on the London stock exchange — think ETFs, but for foreign exchange. She quoted Nik Bienkowski, the chief operating officer at ETF Securities, which has created these instruments:
Ultimi Barbarorum’s little-known other author, “Bento”, has a great blog entry up about the iPhone in China. Bento lives in Shanghai, and explains very simply why official Chinese iPhone sales are low: official Chinese iPhones are artificially crippled, thanks to a law banning phones with wifi capability. So the tech-savvy Chinese simply buy unlocked (and cheaper) iPhones from Hong Kong instead, which don’t show up in the official sales numbers.