Monday, 17 November 2014
The land of the setting sun
"So tief im Abendrot, wie sind wir wandermüde.....is das etwa der Tod?"
- R. Strauss, Four Last Songs, no. 4 "Im Abendrot"
Japan is in recession. Will it ever escape from its deflationary trap? Indeed, should it even try to? Or would it be better for it simply to accept that its future is gentle decline into a comfortable (and highly automated) old age? Is it becoming the land of the setting sun?
My thoughts on this are at Pieria.