Saturday, September 24, 2005
The Tel Aviv stock market will be up 15% by the end of the year according to this report. In the midst of an undeclared war, well, actually a declared war in Arabic. More quiet rewards of capitalism, free movement of capital and labor (well, labor that doesn't have bombs strapped on it).
And in Singapore, where the number of cars allowed on the cramped roads is limited, so that taxis are run 24 hours a day (not by the same driver, of course), they're lowering the license fee and wising up to the value of used cars, as described here. More quiet progress.
Much of the world is not going to hell in a handbasket. It's emulating heaven through faith and steady hard work. And all of that effort worldwide, slow, hard won and easily lost, is worthy of protection from what would threaten it.