Such good style and now this.

This article about Norway's economy in the NY Times reminds me of a scene from a cartoon that I must have seen when I was really young. It was about these really drab worker ants who toiled building a food supply during the summer months while the carefree grasshoppers had themselves a good time. Then when wintertime came, these very same ants had threw themselves quite a party in a toasty warm room with good snacks while the grasshoppers shivered outside, looking in with jealousy through their perfect 20/20 hindsight.