Archive for May 21st, 2006

Sweet Jeebus, I guess Paul Krugman was right. At least, that’s the impression you’d get from the Time “Persons of the Year”. Krugman had said that the corporate scandals of 2001 and 2002 were bigger deals than 9/11. Everyone discreetly pointed and twittered under their breath the way you used to do in grade school […]

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Millions of people in Africa who could never dream of seeing normally now have a chance to, with a new type of adjustable-lens eyeglasses that don’t require an optometrist. As the Independent article says, in Ghana there’s one optician per 400,000 people in the country. I’d expect numbers in the rest of the continent to […]

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