In Case Your Copy Of The Economist Didn`t Arrive Yet . . .

Answers to the quiz at the end of yesterday`s post:

  • First picture: Local hostility to the continuing presence of 26,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa, recently inflamed by (a) the alleged rape of an Okinawan woman by two U.S. sailors, and (b) the stationing in Okinawa of twelve of the allegedly accident-prone Osprey vertical take-off planes.
  • Second picture:  British social workers increasingly taking over routine parenting tasks for dysfunctional poor families.
  • Third picture: France is trying to emulate Germany`s Mittelstand ─ medium-sized family-owned businesses.  (No, I don`t get the imagery either.  I guess the automobiles are the respective national economies, France is the rooster, and Germany is the . . . dachshund?  But why is France a rooster?  American eagle, British lion, Russian bear, Chinese dragon, sure; but French rooster?)
  • Fourth picture:  Something to do with banking in Brazil.  No, really.