Election watch, Bruce, Gore and more
A new biography about Bruce Springsteen, also focusing on the E Street band, is being printed as you read this. The author is Robert Santelli, more here.
After reading this everyone will understand that John "François" Kerry will have an uphill battle if he runs in 2008.
The four parties to the right of center are now quarreling about a) the real estate tax (still!) and b) how many of the companies still owned (in part) by the Swedish people (i.e. the state) that they want to sell. Please keep on quarreling.
On Election Day, we will also have referendum on congestion charges in Stockholm. The yes side is ahead 51-40 in a new poll. People are smart and a good proposal like this should win.
Morning news (SVT) reported that birth rates are up in Sweden, especially in bigger cities. That’s because we have a generous welfare state and stellar parental leave, which allows women to combine working life and having kids. The Conservative party wants to cut parental leave with four (four!!!) months. Don’t vote for them.
When I rode my bike to work this morning, the air was definitely colder than usual and in Tegnerlunden the grass was being cut, probably for the last time this summer. Autumn, and thus September 17th, is soon here.