Thursday, August 03, 2006

How is Chihiro like the BoJ?

The best paragraph in last week's Economist magazine:

AT THE end of “Spirited Away”, Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpiece, ten-year-old Chihiro uses her wits and her courage to escape from a nightmarish world of ogres and witches. Japan enjoyed a similar deliverance last week, when its central bank turned its back on an interest rate of zero for the first time in almost six years. The quarter-point increase marked an end to the rich world's longest economic stagnation since the Great Depression.
Now, what other news magazine would compare an economy to an anime film? Weird. But nice to see that The Economist recognizes the best film ever made.

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