Posts Tagged ‘Global crisis’

The Big Takeover

April 11, 2009

It’s over — we’re officially, royally fucked. No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

I just read this. Recommended for those of you who consider understanding business talk a quest akin to learning Arabic or Mandarin. Or those curious as to how it is we find ourselves having the dreams of our youth interrupted for two years because the global economy is having a Britney Spears-type breakdown, getting out of cabs without underwear and shaving its head, etc.

Now, as always with a good piece of writing, I have stalked the author and fallen in love. Hmmm Russia! Insulting the religion of my birth! A freelance writer. Oh, living on the edge. So dangerous, so mysterious.

Back to this though. You should read it. It’s a modern-day Machievillian tale and it’s a good read.

Global crisis and end to Bakrie’s political career

November 18, 2008
Aburizal Bakrie (iPhA/Anton)

The global crisis is taking its toll on Indonesia’s richest. A political analyst says that Aburizal Bakrie, the Coordinating Minister of Welfare-cum-the richest man in Indonesia according to Forbes Asia Magazine, is losing his political clout as stocks across his business empire’s plummet.