Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 03:07 | SYDNEY
Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 03:07 | SYDNEY

Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


13 February 2009 09:00

  • The World Bank's East Asia blog has a very thorough round-up of regional economic news. 
  • The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb broadly approves of Hillary Clinton's Asia itinerary, but thinks there should have been an Australia leg.
  • Some straight talk on defence and economic stimulus, which we have also been discussing: 'World War II was an effective stimulus that, economically speaking, consisted of 100 percent waste. If war hadn't broken out, we could have enjoyed the same economic benefit by building all those tanks and planes and dumping them into the ocean.'
  • Danwei has recorded interviews with some of China's most prominent bloggers.
  • The best Obama poster parody yet (although maybe Lebowski was more a George HW Bush supporter: 'I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.'):