Wall Street Bungles and Bailouts

Here‘s a succinct account of the current difficulties big US financial firms are facing.  It’s from Nuntii Latini, the Latin-language news service from Finnish radio. 

And here is an argument that the bailout the treasury and Federal Reserve have proposed is, in the literal sense of a much-overused term, fascism.

And as usual, Tom Tomorrow has summed it all up quite well.

Radiophonica Finnica Generalis

For almost 20 years, Finnish radio has been running a daily news program in Latin.  It’s on FM in Finland, on shortwave everywhere else.  Here’s their page about that program, with some old broadcasts available on RealAudio.