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I think we select clippings with a view to mocking or lamenting them in the first place.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:09:32 AM EST
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I'll let Fran answer that :-)

But, if you look through the thread, the discussions are rarely meta, they are on the substance of the article : Brown's speech before the CBI, for example, or Royal's remarks on the 35-hour week, or the "report" claiming business doesn't have a say in EU regulation-making.

The above piece about tech investment invites mockery. Until yesterday the pundits were all telling us Europe doesn't have the right kind of business environment for tech innovation, over-regulation and not enough R&D, etc etc. Now we're told it's great. Everything suddenly changed? Or the message changed?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:48:35 AM EST
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Nah, Microsoft decided to buy a couple of startups so they have to come up with a theory of it.

It's like stock market analysts who are paid to come up qith ex-post-facto explanations of rndom market movements.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:53:02 AM EST
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