Friday Humor: Global Racism Index

Economic and trading group, Insider Monkey, has combined the findings from two separate surveys in race relations and compiled a ranking of the 25 most racist countries. Although racism is no laughing matter, the survey results are quite surprising. (My parents come from India but …

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What Letters from Norway Is and Isn’t

In my conversations with local Norwegians, I can see that people are starved for a new perspective, better explaining current events. The goal of this site is to supplement current events stories with a new perspective and factual analysis, which are relevant to Norway. I …

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Cyber Attacks and Personal Responsibility

There is no doubt that the Russians hacked the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s email servers. They are the only ones with both the skill and motive. Russian’s are among the best and most talented programmers in the world. Moreover, many have a free spirited personality …

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Trump 101 for Norwegians

Misplaced emotions: Recently, Norway Today, quoting an Ipsos poll stated that 49% of Norwegians believe Donald Trump poses a significant threat to world peace. (Another 34% said a small threat, 12% didn’t know and 5% none at all). As an American living in Norway, I …

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Norwegian-Russian History Refresher

Norwegian-Russian History Refresher I grew up in the 1980s, fearing the USSR. It was everyone’s dream that we would get along with the Russians, avoiding a Nuclear Holocaust. Russia did more for America as an enemy, challenging our engineers and scientists than Europe did as …

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The Norwegian Economy Overview Section

Please visit the Economy section, located on the sidebar. The page lists the key economic indicators, going back to 2006. The dashboard gives a historical perspective in a convenient format. The figures are updated monthly to quarterly, depending on data releases from Statistics Norway, Norges …

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Norwegian Housing Bust or Krone Crash?

Summary: The general voting population is in over their heads. Inflationary bias Expanding money supply Stimulation expected Increasing Debt on Low-Interest Rates: Oslo real-estate agents predicted that housing will jump at least another 15% in the coming year. Despite this fact and that inflation is …

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Why Norway?

The Two-Part Answer When meeting someone new, this is the first question that everyone asks: “Why Norway.” The answer is quite complex and yet very simple. The complex part: why even think about moving to another country, let alone Norway, involves personal life and introspective …

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