June 2008

Caught this in The Economist.  I have observed that Economist is happy to produce pretty looking graphs for most of the articles.  Would The Economist be willing to put up numbers for what percentage of total shares are held by the top 1% and the rest?

He thinks South Korea is more productive than America, and that “most” investors are among the wealthiest 1% of Americans. (In fact, about half of Americans own shares.)



You oughtta love this guy!  He just used the steep hikes in oil prices and its effect on airlines to take a swipe at its competitor.

He not only expects some airlines to disappear, but he believes that the likes of BA, “which is levying surcharges faster than it’s losing bags at Terminal Five”, will end up handing more business to Ryanair.