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some numbers  Posted on 03/12/2010
Yesterday I published an article in Morgunblaðið. Here is roughly the same article in English.In the discussions about the collapse of the Icelandic banking system that have taken place since October 2008, very little has been said...
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ponzi two  Posted on 02/18/2010
My second article of two appeared a few days back in Fréttablaðið. Here it is in English.Part II: Stanford International BankAs I discussed in the first part of this two-part series, a Ponzi scheme is any fraud or scam that...
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ponzi and pyramid schemes  Posted on 01/18/2010
I wrote an article for the newspaper Fréttablaðið that appeared over the weekend. Here is the English version of the article.Ponzi and pyramid schemesA Ponzi scheme refers to any fraud or scam that must continually bring in...
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wade  Posted on 06/17/2009
Robert Wade recently published a piece in Challenge magazine detailing his take on what brought Iceland down. I found it to be a decent read. I like his discussion of economic history, his argument that political corruption was effectively...
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learning to fly  Posted on 04/28/2009
Last month I wrote about the young sport of paragliding and its avid per-capita following here in the Land. Today I am pleased to bring you my first-ever helmet-cam video, shot yesterday. It was a glorious evening with a gentle sea breeze...
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top ten  Posted on 04/25/2009
Top 10 ways Icelandic elections are different than American elections.10. Elections happen on a Saturday, not a Tuesday. (So people can, you know, show up.)9. Three poll workers for every 8 streets, not every 80.8. Photo ID required.7. No...
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choosing europe  Posted on 04/24/2009
Tomorrow is the election day for Alþingi, Icelandic Parliament. And it will be my first time voting here in the Land.I find the election system here sort of odd. There are only 6 districts (kjördæmi) serving the whole...
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my easter egg  Posted on 04/12/2009
One thing that Iceland does well this time of year is create giant Easter eggs out of milk chocolate. They come in a series of numbered sizes, the biggest being well over a foot tall. Inside the chocolate shell is an assortment of bags of...
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isk, usd, and ppp  Posted on 04/04/2009
There has been a lot of talk around Iceland on what would constitute a "fair" value for the króna on foreign exchange markets. Many here are convinced that the ISK, currently trading at around 120 to the dollar, is far too...
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all the world's an iceland  Posted on 04/02/2009
Longtime IR reader Fellas sends in this interview with Marc Faber (PDF), international investment guru. We both liked Dr. Faber's quote regarding the Land:I'm sorry to say I think the whole world is an Iceland. I think we have...
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