Archive for July 20th, 2008

If you like romance and music, I’ve got a movie for you: “Once” (2007)

| July 20, 2008 | 5 Replies
If you like romance and music, I’ve got a movie for you: “Once” (2007)

I knew something was up when, in the opening scene of the film, an actor was playing the guitar but he really knew how to handle that guitar. “Once,” which was written and directed by John Carney, is a low-budget ($160,000) Irish love story that deservedly won a slew of awards. The film features musicians […]

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Question the significance of the “gross domestic product” (GDP)

| July 20, 2008 | Reply
Question the significance of the “gross domestic product” (GDP)

I just finished reading a terrifically clear and concise article on measuring “the economy” by Jonathan Rowe, published by Harpers. It is entitled “Our Phony Economy.” Please allow me to set the scene. Haven’t you wondered why politicians and the news media so often obsess about the rising and falling of the Gross Domestic Product […]

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