Friday, December 29, 2006

Best of 2006 Lists

I am not opposed to the end of year list mania that takes over during this time of year. Some people experience list-fatigue or simply just find them annoying to begin with. I always enjoy looking back on a period and reflecting, and the truth is, the New Year is a good time to do so. As a result, there is a chance that I will be passing on some of the more interesting year end lists I find on to you all whenever I happen to find them (see Top 100 Wines). Feel free to add any of yours to the comments. If you happen to be a hater of year end lists, well...I can't help you there.

That said, I thought I would pass this one on that I found via kottke that was pretty interesting. This is the Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2006 as picked by Foreign Policy. Among them, I found #9 pretty interesting. I definitely missed any stories in the news about hallucinations or deaths related to Tamiflu.

4 comments:

rc said...

#8 is of concern to me. As a recent MBA grad, this is a topic we discussed daily througout the program. The devaluation of the dollar could have significant financial impacts on us all, and not just in the "it costs more to travel to Europe" sense. The US Govt. is in a tough position it would seem. The weaker dollar means that US produced products are more competitive, thus more people buy US produced products which helps the economy. But at which point does the amount of inflation outweigh this benefit, and we are stuck with being able to produce much more product than we need, or can sell? Very murky waters, and the current administration, and the Iraq mess, only add to the growing list of countries that are pulling thier investments out of the US. Oil prices are really just the tip of the iceberg.

wilablog said...

Agreed. It is concerning. However, I wish I had a better sense of the interconnectivity between international investment, health of the economy, inflation, etc... That may sound odd coming from a finance major, but I never went to class and found it boring. There is some money well spent. ;-)

Luke said...

Sociology of best of music lists. I followed this from a music blog I like (The Late Greats).

wilablog said...

Nice find Luke - thanks for the pointer. I enjoyed reading that one.