Thursday, May 17, 2012

Economist Takeaway

People love doomsday scenarios, but it’s hard to see how a slowmotion bank run and a populist government bode well for Greece and the Euro. Cheaper holiday rentals perhaps?

Quinoa production is booming in Bolivia and Peru. Not surprising when it’s $7 for a small bag at Whole Foods. It’s tasty though.

Google is booming in Africa. People love the idea of using maps—which had heretofore in many cases been closely guarded military secrets—to help find their way.

Cadillac tries to break in to the Chinese market. I can’t remember the last time I saw one on the road here.

Apparently, Mauritius is India’s Cayman Islands, from afinancial standpoint. Port Louis is the capital, if you’re playing at home.

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