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Friday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

12 December 2008 11:22

  • The Asia Foundation has released a report assessing the business-friendliness of Vietnam. 
  • Irony alert: Chicago has just hosted a Government Ethics conference. Chicago, of course, is in Illinois, and the Governor of Illinois is...
  • 2008 was a bad year for the global solar industry.
  • Reader Nik corrects one of our posts from yesterday: 'It was Trevor Chappell, not Greg Chappell, who bowled underarm against NZ in ’81. Greg was captain and instructed his brother to do it.' Nik's right, of course.
  • Nice moving map graphic showing every airline flight on earth over 24 hours.
  • Reader Kerry Enright responds to last Friday's Funny, in which US Defense Secretary Robert Gates recounted the story of a predecessor, Mel Laird, who inadvertently set himself on fire during an audience with the pope:

Re: Laird's cigar and the Pope - was it white or black smoke?