Headline/pic of the day

datePosted on 10:43, May 6th, 2010 by Lew

Acropolis Now!, at Not PC.

But it looks like The Economist got there a week ago.

And they did a photoshop hack to go with it.


7 Responses to “Headline/pic of the day”

  1. Phil Sage on May 6th, 2010 at 10:57

    It is a brilliant photoshop hack though

  2. Lew on May 6th, 2010 at 10:59

    Yeah. Purely for ideological reasons I would have preferred one of the “Flight of the Valkyries” scene with EU-emblazoned choppers, but I think this one is still pretty edgy for The Economist.


  3. MollyByGolly on May 6th, 2010 at 11:22

    I like the BBC’s use of “PIGS of Europe” as an acronym to cover the troubled economies of Portugal, Ireland/Italy (take your pick), Greece and Spain.

    Not nice, but clever…

  4. Peter Cresswell on May 6th, 2010 at 11:29

    “The Economist got there a week ago.”

    You’re right, of course. I should have done a hat tip. :-)

  5. charlie on May 6th, 2010 at 11:40

    Capitalism and Development from BBC 4.

    “Capital is the lifeblood that flows through the body politic of all those societies we call capitalist, spreading out, sometimes as a trickle and other times as a flood, into every nook and cranny of the inhabited world”, writes David Harvey, the world’s most cited academic geographer. He gives Laurie a radical critique of what governs that flow of capital and what causes the crises which, he claims, will increasingly disrupt that flow with alarming rapidity. Modern economics has buried its head in detail but ignored the systematic character of capital flow, he claims, and it is time for a restore an understanding of how capital works.

  6. Lew on May 6th, 2010 at 11:43

    PC, I’m amazed it took people this long.

    Charlie, welcome. But what’s your point?


  7. charlie on May 6th, 2010 at 15:34

    Charlie, welcome. But what’s your point?

    My point, an interesting interview where David Harvey parallels California with Greece, talks about falling profits, real wages down, the neo-liberals and their privilege, the IMF bully boys who, when things come to a head, usually blame the workers and expect them to bear the brunt….but you’re probably right, I’ve no point..

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