03 May, 2006

The DP world deal on 60 minutes

13 comments:

bandicoot said...

Outsource the White House...and Congress? Now that's a brilliant idea! But seriously Mike, haven't you heard of globalization and free trade? Where have you been? May be it's time you're replaced by Anwar!

bandicoot said...

..though an "Anwar Bin Rooney" won't be any cheaper!

Mohamed Elzubeir said...

Hehehe.. well, that guy is a true idiot. Not only is his logic flawed, but so is his information. I would say, just about anybody can do his job better than him.

Anonymous said...

This was posted here already some time ago.

Dubai Sunshine said...

And someone should tell him that Dubai is NOT the capital of the UAE.

syrian from Homs! said...

the way everybody knows about it, you would think that it is!! yes i know it ;s not,and guess what,uae is not just dubai ,kinda like ,i guess india is not just mumbai or ythe UK is not just london etc.

Canuck said...

See this article where a Republican Senator has introduced a new bill in Congress for approval. If passed, it could have far-reaching impact on Dubai's investments in the U.S.

http://www.timesgazette.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=138553

secretdubai said...

Canuck - I can't reach that link, even through *alternative* methods. It's not Etishite blocking it, it's refusing to accept this IP address or something.

Is there any way you can link to a screenshot of it or email me a pdf or transcript or something? It sounds interesting.

[my username here] at gmail.

samuraisam said...

SD I emailed it to you as an .mht; hope it's compatible

Ashraf said...

Dear Anonymous,

Could you please send us the link where it was posted (just so..I can read the comments under that post).

Thank you

John B. Chilton said...

Andy Rooney can be amusing even when he gets his facts wrong. There's no excuse for him getting the capital of the UAE wrong. But it's understandable, perhaps, that he does not understand that no native of Dubai would do his job for 1/4 of what he gets paid.

And what about the internal contradiction in his essay? He points out the DPW is loaded with Americans running the business, and even suggests those Americans may be using Dubai's money for their own purposes. But then he turns around and does a riff on outsourcing and complains Americans don't do anything for themselves any more.

Maybe it's just that the world economy is a lot more integrated than it was when Andy was a youngster and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff was in place. American are still doing things, they're just more likely to be doing them for non-Americans. And the reverse. It's called trade, Andy.

Crystal said...

Ashraf, I do not know about anonymous, but if you do a search for 60 minutes you will find that this story was posted on March 26. Hope that helps. I did find it amazing that even him could get the facts so wrong.

Ashraf said...

Thank You Crystal!

I enjoyed the comments on that post and its great to have a video when available, isn't it? :)

Post a Comment

NOTE: By making a post/comment on this blog you agree that you are solely responsible for its content and that you are up to date on the laws of the country you are posting from and that your post/comment abides by them.

To read the rules click here

If you would like to post content on this blog click here