Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

If Burma followed Hollywood rules then the rest of the Aung San Suu Kyi story would now follow a predictable and uplifting narrative. After her release from imprisonment, the beautiful and heroic leading lady would sweep aside the hatchet-faced generals and become the leader of a grateful and united country. She would eventually retire as a revered international stateswoman – Asia’s Nelson Mandela.

Gideon Rachman

If you have ever wondered what a Martin Wolf column would look like, if it was animated and then turned into a rap-song, here is the answer.

I think this US-Sino currency rap battle video is inspired. The economics seem to me entirely accurate; the political judgements are sound. And it rhymes. I came across the video on the FP Passport web-site, who say that it is made in Taiwan. And the You Tube version says it has already had 185,000 hits, so I wouldn’t claim it’s my unique discovery. But, for those of you who haven’t yet come across it, it’s definitely worth a look. Read more