Monday, March 31, 2008

Podcasts: not just hear for the nice things in life

Walking to and from the West End just now I listened to two podcasts, each of which featured one sobering fact,
The first was in Radio Four's Analysis on the management of drug addiction and it goes like this:
  • Heroin was invented by a British scientist in the 1870s to get people off opium.
The second came from the same network's File On Four programme about sovereign wealth funds.
  • Chinese reserves of the dollar rise by five hundred billion dollars every year.
Sleep well.

1 comment:

  1. I had forgotten quite how terrifying it is when two global superpowers square-off against each other.

    I wonder what effect a strategically-induced US recession would have on the price of heroin.