Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cultural differences

At the Principles of Financial Regulation tutorial today, while discussing alternatives to the current credit rating agencies:

Thatcherian tutor: And then there's the possibility of getting the government involved in issuing ratings, but that's a scary scary idea.

German and Canadian: ...erm, not really?

South African and Uruguyan: God no that sounds like an awful idea!

Israeli: Well this could attract quite some talent to the public sector...

...okay, back to that Rawls essay. No it still isn't done. I swear that there is nothing that I can say about his two principles of justice that hasn't already been said in much, much better words by much, much smarter people. Le sigh.

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