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The US gets my goat

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By John Richardson on 30-Jul-2008

The expression “tthis really gets my goat” is in common usage in Northern England, where I hail from. Indeed, despite spending 11 years in Singapore, few people other than my wife (who is Scottish and has an even worse accent and some even stranger expressions) can understand a word I say.

Anyway, the point is that the US, to use a more familiar expression, loves to tell the world to “Do as I say, not do as I do”, especially when it comes to free-market economics as this article from Meghnad Desai from the London School of Economics so eloquently highlights.

This is the Asian century – and this doesn’t get my goat at all.