Monthly Archives: August 2009

Edinburgh to Kabul

  Following the regional meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Stockholm from August 16 – 20 I waited out the go ahead to proceed to Kabul in Edinburgh. Afghanistan’s elections took place on the 20th and our security people … Continue reading

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Lockerbie Bomber – Comments

I received very interesting comments about the Lockerbie bomber from some of you. Thanks. I should add that my Edinburgh host lost a student on that fight and one of my IMF colleagues missed it and thus is still with … Continue reading

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Lockerbie bomber – Where is she?

The sight of the convicted Lockerbie bomber arriving home in Tripoli to a hero’s welcome is repugnant to anyone who believes Mr. al-Megrahi is guilty. My friend Tom Lauria asks: “What are we to make of al-Megrahi’s official hero’s welcome? … Continue reading

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Lockerbie bomber

I arrived in Edinburgh yesterday to the news that the Scottish government was about to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, convicted of killing 270 people when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie in 1988, on compassionate grounds. Mr. Megrahi … Continue reading

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A note from Wolfie

After living in Europe for many years, my friend Ernest McCall returned to the U.S. in May for a few months to test whether he wanted to relocate back to North America. For the time being his answer is no. … Continue reading

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More on health care reform

Someone sees hope that we might actually have a rational debate about fixing/improving our health care system. I hope so. We can’t afford to pay more so we had better find ways to get more for what we pay.  See … Continue reading

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Pay Bonuses

My March 19 and 23 blogs on AIG Bonuses hit many nerves. It is a difficult and sensitive topic. Today’s Washington Post has two excellent follow up articles on the subject that I highly recommend to anyone interested in that … Continue reading

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