Instapundit points out

May 26 2002

Instapundit points out that the most popular band in Uganda has a song about the beauty of privatization. While European kleptocrats and overprivileged American college students complain about globalization, Africans are realizing that their corrupt socialist governments are standing in the way of prosperity. Ever wonder why union money backs the anti-globalization crowd? Is it because steel workers are concerned about exploitation in Africa? Or because they are afraid they might someday have to compete against a new class of entrepreneurs? It’s much easier to keep the rest of the world in poverty. Anti-globalization is the modern day Jim Crow. (Okay, have at me!).

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Northwest Airlines is offering

May 25 2002

Northwest Airlines is offering 25,000 miles if you sign up for a Worldperks Visa. Here’s the skinny: * 5k bonus at signup * 5k bonus if you spend $500 w/ Northwest (flights, club membership, etc) by 10/31/02 * 15k bonus if card is open and in good standing after 15 months = 25,000 miles. Fee for the “classic” card is $55/yr. 2 years = $110 = $0.0044/mi as long as you’re purchasing $500 from Northwest in the next 5 months… Call 1-800-360-2900 and ask for extension 2644. Expires 7/15/02. Note that the credit card I recommend most often for earning miles is the Starwood American Express, because points transfer 1:1 into most airline programs and you get a 5k mile bonus for transferring 20k points — equivalent to earning 1.25 miles per dollar on all…

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