Laurence Jarvik links to a couple of reports that Russia should buy Alaska to solve America’s finacial difficulties.
I read the original Washington Post column by Steven Pealstein that proposed selling Alaska as a solution to America’s financial problems. (It also said that Alaska had a Soviet-style economy because of federal spending obtained by Senator Ted Stevens [R-AK])It seems like a funny joke at the time–but apparently in Russia,according to RIA-Novosti, people are now discussing the idea seriously.
I remember the days when people were suggesting that America buy Siberia, as a way to kickstart the ailing American economy. Back then, it was buy buy buy. Now it’s just sell ,sell, sell. Times must really be tough.