- the Irish political situation,
- the Eurozone debt crisis (particularly Portugal),
- the World Economic Forum at Davos
- President Sarkozy's valiant efforts to create world peace, reduce global trade imbalances and revive disco music.
Until then please enjoy this New York Times article by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt (of Freakanomics fame) from 2007. Just what I need to think about after the gastro-excess of Christmas.