The economics of consumerism

I always wondered the logic of President Obama's economic stimulus package. It was based on restoring confidence. And confidence (whether Obama meant that or not) is measured by the people consuming more. Every Christmas, for example, the economy is measured by the amount people spend in stores. And this is becoming a measure of economic [...]

For Heath Ledger, again

Dear Shekhar, it's always a pleasure read the beautiful words you dedicate to Heath...they make me feel better and I'm happy that every year you write something to remember Heath on this bad day. I discovered your blog after that tragic 22 January. Now I don't know how to express, but my feelings are confused...sometimes [...]