recession

A Surviver’s Guide To Being Scared Shitless

There are a couple of things I used to boast about when I was a kid. One, spoken with great pride, was to tell every person I knew: the postman, the baker, my teacher, my best friend’s father, anyone really, that my Dad was bankrupt. And not for the first time. In fact, he had […]

Strikes in Paris

Gee, striking requires a lot of work. I’ve been in Paris for the last month and a half and during this time France has been convulsed by protests over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and I have come to realize just how much planning is required to […]