Posts Tagged ‘excess’

September 3rd, 2011 - 9:02 am § in China, Misc.

China: Dai Zhikang’s spiritual approach influences the way he blends architecture and interior design in his property development

China’s super-rich: Dai Zhikang By Nick Rosen Author and filmmaker, BBC Shanghai-based entrepreneur Dai Zhikang has global ambitions. The 47-year-old property developer, with a personal net worth of $1.2bn, says it is time for China to tread a global stage. Dai is one of the most sophisticated[...]

July 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am § in Uncategorized

How The Wealthy Mexican Merchants Stimulate The Economy

from Tumbolia: Trade in the Aztec empire was mostly barter, but I’m surprised to read that a few commodities were plentiful, portable, durable, interchangeable, and stable enough to serve as money. “Cacao seems to have been the most common form of money, and it did, indeed, grow on trees. It[...]

June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm § in America

America .. the World’s Tax Haven

Our Citizens and Corporations Pay Much Less Than They Once Did and Much Less Than in Most Other Countries Taxes for the wealthy, and superwealthy like Warren Buffett, have plunged in recent years. SOURCE: AP/Paul White from AP and Center for American Progress by Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon, Jordan E[...]

June 23rd, 2011 - 8:53 am § in Uncategorized

Sex in Politics: Swedish Royals Weigh In

Serious trouble began in November with the publication of an unathorised tell-all book, “Carl XVI Gustaf – den motvillige monarken” (“Carl XVI Gustaf – the reluctant monarch”). The controversial book detailed the King’s alleged visits to porn clubs, claims o[...]

June 22nd, 2011 - 10:01 pm § in Uncategorized

Virtual star to be unleashed on US

from The Independent Hatsune Miku sings, dances, has blue hair and is such a huge hit in Japan that Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to launch her presence internationally in a major sales campaign in the United States. Unusually, for an idol promoting a product, Hatsune Miku is not a living, breathin[...]