A place or country can look wealthy and not be: it depends upon whetther it was wealthy at some point or not. This helps to explain the Argentine debt default, so it is said [3].

A similar point made here [4] about Zimbabwe. 

Opposing government action [5] is not the same thing as opposing the goals of the well-meaning advocates of such government action. 

That surge [6] in American house prices in recent years: not so much about an increase in mortgage affordability, more an increase in mortgage availability. 

To segue to Northern Rock [7]: yes, we taxpayers will be making the contributions to the Northern Rock Foundation. My, there are a lot of Labour Party MPs in the North East, aren't there? 

Gaining links [8] by the day: correcting Nick Clegg on a matter of corporate accountancy.  

And finally, this might be going a little far, even for theocrats.