August 8, 2014
ONLY THE RUSSIANS WOULD THINK THAT A MURDER/SUICIDE PACT...:
Economists are baffled by Russia's new sanctions against the West (John Aziz, 8/08/14, The Week)
After the introduction of new Western sanctions against Russia last month as punishment for its role in destabilizing Ukraine, Russia has returned fire by announcing a raft of sanctions of its own. Economists, however, are baffled at the Russian decision. While the Western sanctions have hurt the Russian economy, Russia's retaliatory sanctions will hurt its own economy even more. [...]Forbes' Tim Worstall points out the Russian retaliation is nonsensical. It is, in effect, Russia saying, "You are making us poorer by denying us your lovely imports. We shall therefore make ourselves poorer by denying ourselves more of your lovely imports."
....means that they commit suicide while we're killing them.Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2014 8:11 PM