Tuesday, May 05, 2009


For the past few years we've been hearing a lot about the developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, collectively known as the BRIC nations. I have to ask though, who came up with that acronym? According to Wikipedia the term was coined by Goldman Sachs but I have to say I'm not impressed. If Goldman could have written a few reports in parody of MTV CRIBs that would be much cooler. Besides, if you think about it reorganizing the initials in the acronym would make more sense economically. China because they have so many people and their "Chinatown" francises have been a hit in just about major city in the world, Russia because they still have nukes, get to stick it to the rest of Europe and drink a lot (let's face it, they're basically Texas with more snow), India because currey is awesome but not eating cows is just wrong and Brazil last because I like corned beef as much as the next guy, but the only good thing to come out of Brazil is the caipirinha. So if you rank them in order of importance you can spell CRIB and stary writing rap lyrics about developing nations.


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