WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainlyinformed them. The dispatchesrevealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that manyTunisianssuspected, […]. They also exposed the blatantdiscrepancybetween the west's professedvalues and actualforeign policies.
Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-usedmetric, grossdomesticproduct (GDP), is a tangle too. [ …] But as a foundation for analysis it is highlysubjective: it rests on difficult decisions about what counts as a territory, what counts as output and how to value it. Indeed, economists are still tweaking it.