Protesters besiege IMF meeting: The Financial Times ran this story today about demonstrators in Prague rioting to hold up a conference between the IMF and World Bank. There seems to be a certain chicness to demonstrating these days, as evidenced by the sort of person who attended both the Seattle and DC demonstrations earlier this year. Not quite sure why. Perhaps it lends a simulacrum of authenticity of otherwise banal lives. A couple of economists have more to say about that, I'll link to some of their articles soon.