Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Well, this is troubling.

IFEX: A financial blogger who predicted the global economic crisis in his blog has been arrested for spreading rumours, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and news reports.

Despite being unemployed and a self-taught economist, Park Dae-sung, or "Minerva" to his followers, ominously predicted South Korea's market decline in online bulletin boards last fall - far earlier than his government.

Read the whole thing.

I wish I could say with confidence that Americans needn't fear this same heavy-handedness.

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