1. Let's turn away from the manufactured scandal outrage at home, and the constant view of the Eurozone and its stumbling economic plan of austerity. Let's look to the the big pond to the West, and the other side of the Pacific Ocean and Japan. Their resurrection from the economic "dead" is on a different track from Europe, and it looks to be working. Let's see what Krugman has to say:
2. And, while our attention is on the West side of the Pacific, go on up to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and take in what the environmentalist Robert Redford is taking on as his next project. There is movement afoot to blast and spoil a large portion of the pristine site to extract minerals by a foreign concern. This is not good at all. We should be aware of what is going on there, and stop it:
"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours."
-- Kurt Vonnegut