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27 Nov 2010 12:08


World: Portugal smacked by debt crisis, high unemployment, brain drain

  • I will get out as soon as I graduate next year, to Brazil. It has a growing economy and people like me can do well there.
  • Portuguese college student Alexandria Silva • Explaining her long-term plan for surviving in this economy. That’s right. She plans to leave Portugal, which is about to get smacked with some debt crisis drama, to go to South America. There are some other issues, too – due to insane job-security (especially in the public sector), older Portuguese people already have a stranglehold on the good jobs, and worse, there’s an 11 percent unemployment rate. So, now, some of the country’s best and brightest are leaving. Sad, really. source

11 Apr 2009 10:19


World: Thailand’s the latest country to have crazy protests

The protesters broke into a convention center, forcing cancellation of an Asian summit about the economic crisis. Yikes. source

16 Feb 2009 22:07


U.S.: Bill Clinton has harsh words for Time Magazine

  • Do any of them seriously believe if I had been president, and my economic team had been in place the last eight years, that this would be happening today? I think they know the answer to that: No.
  • Former president Bill Clinton • on being blamed, in part, for the economic crisis in a recent Time Magazine article • source

16 Feb 2009 22:03


U.S.: If you were Bill Clinton, wouldn’t you complain, too?

  • 25 people got blamed for the economic crisis in a Time Magazine article source