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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Resilient U.S. sideswiped by fraud

Mathew Ingram opines that the recent wave of business fraud has done far more damage to the American economy than did the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The fact that the financial centre of the country was able to recover so quickly from the attacks, and the fact that the economy as a whole — companies, investors and consumers — was able to recover so quickly is a testament to the resilience of the United States and its citizens. But unfortunately, once they got over the horror of that event, they were confronted with the reality of a still weakening economy, compounded by a series of frauds and allegations of mismanagement on a truly vast scale.

It's still no comfort to the unemployed, or those whose portfolio is a fraction of its value two or three years ago.
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