Hope for Indonesia

With all the focus on trivial issues in America, we sometimes lose sight of momentous events in the country where the population is closest in size to the US. Indonesia just elected a new President and here are some facts about him:

1.  Born in the summer of 1952

2.  Lived on the island of Java as a boy.

3.  Inspirational speaker, popular with young people.

So far he sounds exactly like Obama.  Posters also look similar.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 1.28.56 PMBefore you say “here we go again with all that ‘hope and change'”, consider that Jokowi favors market reforms.  Equity markets celebrated his election. There was one difference between the two figures.  One was falsely accused of being a muslim moslem, and the other was falsely accused of not being a muslim moslem.

Oh yeah, this is the Obama poster:

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3 Responses to “Hope for Indonesia”

  1. Gravatar of Sg Sg
    27. July 2014 at 07:10

    Funny quote from the linked article:

    “Previously, Indonesia raised ¤1 billion bonds from the market, the first time the government raised its euro denominated bonds.

    It took advantage of high liquidity in euro area, resulting from the loose monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB).”

  2. Gravatar of RJ RJ
    30. July 2014 at 09:46

    We say “Muslim” now.

  3. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    31. July 2014 at 06:58

    RJ, Fixed. I’m getting too old.

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