Friday, November 14, 2008

The Falling Pound and Buying Llandudno Pier

Some recent links from my blog dedicated to readers questions and other links from around the web.
Video Posts
  • Should University be free? - I don't think so. But, I don't agree that the UK should send 50% of students to have 3-4 years of expensive university education

The Economist ponders the Maldives decision to buy land abroad for when global warming overwhelms their island nation.
"....It’s a buyer’s market in property these days; and, if the Maldivians are looking for an island, Iceland is said to be going cheap. But they may be spoilt for choice: think of all the tiresome bits of territory that other countries would like to offload. The snooty English, for instance, have long disparaged Wales, which they caricature unfairly as being populated mostly by Methodist preachers and disaffected sheep. It might be a challenge to persuade the Maldivians to swap their palm-fringed paradise for Llandudno pier on a wet Sunday afternoon; still, a bit of adroit marketing, focusing on the height of the hills, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins (both sadly no longer resident) might do the trick....." (Economist)

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