12.7.07 Have Yourself a Hedonistic Little Christmas

Looking for holiday gift ideas?  Here are a few suggestions for the foodies on your list. Start with a 151-year-old bottle of Scotch.  Tomorrow in Manhattan, Christie’s will hold the first auction of wines and spirits in New York State since the repeal of prohibition in 1933.  You can place a bid on a three-bottle […]

10.26.07 Mideast My Bad

This all sounds vaguely familiar. A western country sends an army to the Middle East to overthrow Muslim overlords.  They claim to be fighting for political reasons, but the whole thing smells like a holy war.  “No-bid” contracts are awarded to those with high political connections.  Huge fortunes are created for suppliers, but the war […]