ANY measure of freedom may be open to criticism, and combining three separate measures—religious, political and civil—may seem more arbitrary yet. But the efforts of the Religious Centre for Freedom, using rankings from other sources, provide some intriguing comparisons.
It is no shock that the likes of North Korea and Iran are intolerant of all sorts of freedoms, while America is just as easy-going over religion as it is concerning political freedoms. But look at India, Indonesia and some European countries: tolerance of civil and political rights is not matched by quite the same freedom to worship.
Taken from Economist.com (Dated 11 July 2007)
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In last BLM, Pastor spoke about Investing in Gold not in Stock. I found a statement made by HK Billionaire Lee Shau Kee – below is his remark about gold and stock.
Although gold is a inflation hedge, “oil is even more so, because it supports industrial production as well global transportation. So I am a long-term bull on oil. The current consolidation in oil is only for a relatively short time,” he says.
Indeed, gold doesn’t seem to hold much luster for Lee, period, given his optimism about China’s growth. “Equity is alive, but gold is a dead asset, meaning not growing by itself and not a business that one can run,” he says. In the past year, anyway, high-flying Lee clearly hasn’t had many dead assets in his portfolio.
So think again.
Defensive move is good (Gold Investing is good),
Offensive move is great (Stock Investing is great).
Good is always the enemy of Great.
hmm, you’re not commenting on Andrew’s blog but writing a whole lump some of other things.
Why don’t you email him or write in you own blog??
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