Monday, October 27, 2003

More good news 

The Russians demonstrate remarkably good sense!

An economics professor of mine once used Russia as proof that economic success was not a function of the intelligence of the people (India, BTW, was proof that it wasn't a function of hard work either). Russia, a country in which chess is a spectator sport, was an economic basket case at the time he made the comment.

They're still a basket case, but that intelligence may finally be doing them some serious good. Dumping on the Kyoto treaty, and passing a flat tax- awesome. My favorite part of this is how mad it's made the EU.

They [the Russians] seem prepared to join the argument not simply on the grounds of their narrow self-interest but on the question of whether those who think we are destroying the earth might just be wrong.

Whee! The world is such a fun place sometimes.

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