No. of Recommendations: 2
Oil rich Norway has kept Cookie Monster under close control. Too close? That is the issue for their election this September. In addition to Cookie Monster, throw in Norway's billionaire, Olav Thon, and the entire macroeconomic debate over "the curse of rich resources" (e.g. why are Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Nigeria stuck with much corruption and relatively little non-resource related growth when compared to resource poorer neighbors?)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_curse

Summarizing article on Norwegian election in Bloomberg:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-01/norway-oil-riches-u...


Cookies are not inherently bad for you. The Question (intentional capital!) is how many cookies how fast are too much and how many make for happily shared enjoyment of good fortune? How do you set up a political economy that is, if not optimal, not sick making? Wonderful Cookie Monster shares his thoughts (with a nice hooky tune and dancing babes) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hjeZecqNHo

Of course, flyerboys thinks the Cookie Monster quandary is topped only by unanswerable and therefore best unasked mystical questions about the "meaning of life" and "free will", and so is one of the BEST of all questions, right up there with Keynes' question about jam and kittens:

The “purposive” man is always trying to secure a spurious and delusive immortality for his acts by pushing his interest in them forward into time. He does not love his cat, but his cat’s kittens; nor, in truth, the kittens, but only the kittens’ kittens, and so on forward forever to the end of cat-dom. For him jam is not jam unless it is a case of jam to-morrow and never jam to-day. Thus by pushing his jam always forward into the future, he strives to secure for his act of boiling it an immortality.

Yomfing my cookies with whole milk ONLY on feast days!

david fb
Print the post  

Announcements

When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement