When is it OK to say “to hell with it” and not care about the future anymore?
I’ll get back to you on this. First, I’d like to interview your ancestors. I’ll bet they’re real happy they worked as hard as they did.
(In the ten seconds it took you to read this far, the U.S. racked up another quarter-million dollars in goods deficits.)
“Foreign student numbers in US reach record high, with almost one third from China”
[SCMP link — November 17, 2014]
- There are now 72 percent more international students studying at US universities and colleges since 2000.
“Confessions of a price fixer”
- The onetime high-flying executive from Japan, who lived a comfortable expat life in the Midwest, was one of dozens of white-collar criminals nailed by what has snowballed into the biggest-ever antitrust dragnet in U.S. Department of Justice history.
- Thirty-one parts suppliers, mainly Japanese companies, making everything from wire harnesses to wiper switches, have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty in the crackdown since 2011. Forty-six individuals, almost exclusively Japanese, have been charged. The indictments continue, with two more individuals indicted on Nov. 14.
- No one has challenged the charges in court; 26 individuals agreed to prison instead. Another 20 have yet to enter pleas or are otherwise ignoring their indictments.
- As one after another Japanese auto supplier gets snagged, it is the unwritten rule, say insiders and lawyers, that middle managers sometimes take the fall for superiors and get rewarded for not airing the company’s dirty laundry in public court.
“Executive Amnesty Case Undermined by Least Likely Source”
- Since Jefferson’s day, Democrats have styled themselves “the party of the common man.” It seems it’s now time to add the clarification “someplace else.”
“Former blogger sentenced for four years”
[China Daily link — November 18, 2014]
- Yang got the sentence after he received 531,200 yuan ($86,312) for helping people remove Internet posts and publish rumors, according to the court, adding the convict was also fined 150,000 yuan at the same time.
Will someone please explain why it’s not OK for the United States to have a future anymore?
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