Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, August 09, 2002
Blogger David Yaseen notes that the US is intervening for Exxon in a suit filed by Indonesian villagers who claim that "Exxon Mobil, which operates a natural gas field in the province, paid and directed Indonesian security forces that carried out murder, torture and rape in the course of protecting the company's operations in the 1990s."
The government is concerned that Exxon losing the suit could make other companies reluctant to invest in Indonesia. I can certainly understand that. How can anybody be expected to turn a profit in a business environment where they aren't even allowed to kill people? Really, this excessive regulation is just ruining the economy.