This season has been an amazing one for Ajax. Ajax had to fight really hard to get where it is right now and that is number one. Too many times, the prospect of a spot in the highly lucrative Champions League that is important to the financial health of the team was increasingly distant. AZ [...]
Archive for April, 2012
I had an expensive bet with a friend that more than 200 would be arrested after the Bersih dust settled. The tally now is coming close to 500. I won. My record with him now is 2-0 in my favor. In the beginning, the odds were against my favor. It appeared that the government had [...]
And so I went. I went because I remembered a line from CNN long ago. The news network ran an advertisement showing videos of important development from around the world. It ended with a line, “where were you?” I do not want to answer, in the future, “I was in my bed.” I will not [...]
I am currently at home, contemplating whether I should be going to the biggest event of the year so far or stay at home in my bed, reading books or simply enjoy the Saturday. The biggest event of the year yet is the Bersih’s sit-in in Kuala Lumpur. I participated in both the previous incarnations [...]
I have been accused as a purist when it comes to defining the term liberal. I subscribe to a specific definition of the term liberal that will disqualify many other self-proclaimed liberals quickly. By specific, I am referring to libertarianism. Others prefer the term classical liberals and I find it hard to really differentiate the [...]
While we turn, for Everton, we drink tea, for City!
In the world of the Parliament, and in the business of amendments, they can buy time, with a measly dime.
The following letter was published by April 14 edition of The Economist in its Letters section. Unbelievable SIR – A recent issue of The Economist (March 24th) showed an Orwellian enthusiasm for the prefix “un”. I counted “un-Tory”, “un-Downton”, “un-Italian” and “un-Einsteinian”. How very unimaginative, and how very unEconomist. ADAM DALTON London Funny.
A trend that is true on an individual level does not necessarily translate into a similar trend on a societal scale. The most famous of all aggregation debates is probably the Keynesian paradox of thrift. Keynesians argue that too much saving by individuals could be unproductive. Too much saving eventually may make everybody poorer because [...]
PEMANDU claims “confidence from the ETP saw private investment hit RM94 billion and RM131 billion worth of GNI generated in 2011.” A bold claim. Let us see the trend of private investment in the last 11 years. Do you see anything special about 2010 and 2011? What I see is only a reversion to mean. [...]