Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Something to Know - 14 August

Ben Sargent
1.  Germany is experiencing a decline in its population, which is affecting the support of its aging workforce and pensioners.   Germany has had very stringent immigration laws, and has had very poor relations with "temporary workers (Turks)" imported to do the work the Germans do not like doing.  How is Germany going to survive?:

2.  The replacement for the head of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, has brought forth just a whole bunch of negative feelings about Lawrence Summers.   And, rightly so.  Maureen Dowd explains:

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing. 
-- Emo Philips

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