Monday, May 24, 2010


From Thomas Friedman's Op-ed:
"Winston Churchill famously observed that, “You can always trust the Americans. In the end, they will do the right thing, after they have eliminated all the other possibilities.” Is that still true for our generation? We’re going to find out. The time for bluffing ourselves is over. Are we going to do what it takes to fix our country, or are we going to be remembered as the generation that received more poker chips from their parents than any other and then had to turn around and toss a single chip to their kids and tell them to put it on “Lucky 21” — and hope for the best."

Want to see the countryside? Go to Paris!
[Farmers Bring the Country to Paris]

North Korea, if you ruin my stay in the ROK, I will take it personally.
[The Economist]

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Making the Simple Complicated (Climate change economics)
Sigh. Story of my life...

Koreans WORK! (Not that this is a surprise...)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ben Bernanke Quotes

Ben Bernanke in the NYTimes

[And yes, Ben Bernanke is also married to a Wellesley alum. =P]

Ben Bernanke quotes:

“The world has a great deal more to offer than money.” [Damn straight]

“Because I appreciate the role of chance and contingency in human events, I try to be appropriately realistic about my own capabilities. I know there is much that I don’t know.” [I'm screwed]

"Keep a ‘gratitude journal,’ in which you routinely list experiences and circumstances for which you are grateful.” [Great idea!]

Monday, May 3, 2010

I want to live here.

Went to the U.S. Ambassador's residence. It was beautiful.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Krugman - This reminds me of Alan Blinder's "Hard Head, Soft Hearts"

San Francisco in Shanghai

Esther is badass

A Walk Through Insadong