Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Labor Costs in China

There’s a good article here talking about how JP Morgan thinks China has a huge labor problem. The article is worth reading, but a chart says a thousand words, so here it is:

Clearly labour costs are rising greatly. But is it a problem? That depends. It’s not like Chinese wages were high to begin with: if you are a Chinese worker, this is not a “problem” at all, at least in the short term. In the longer term, though, it will create some interesting dynamics both in China and outside when it comes to labour and capital worldwide.

For font nerds (and fans of Bob Marley or Eric Clapton)

Found at Andrew Sullivan’s site.

Shameless web site theft: TeuxDeux and the TeuxDeux “clone”

This is the teux deux web site: What deux yeux have teux deux teuxday? It’s associated with Swiss Miss, as you can see.

Now check out this site: TeuxDeux Clone

Can you see much of a difference (other than the word “Clone” appearing?). Nope, me either. But if you hadn’t heard of the original, you might overlook the clone part (“clone” being a fancy way of saying “rip-off”, I guess.) I’d like to think there is a good reason for ripping off the original site, but I can’t think of one right now.


Now if you think the site is a great idea, then go to the original.

An amazing SNL reunion – the ex-Presidents come back to haunt Barack Obama

In this Funny or Die.com video (made by Ron Howard, no less), we see Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase, Ron Howard, Jim Carrey, Fred Armisen, Darrell Hammond, Dan Aykroyd, and Dana Carvey team up in one video, all playing the U.S. Presidents they did so well. It’s like a Beatles reunion! Well, not quite, but it is still remarkable (and funny, too). It’s for a good cause, but even the most rapacious of bankers will enjoy this video.

Great stuff.