With American sovereign credit under fire, world markets in a spin, China and Russia chastising the U.S. and Iran enroute to the bomb, the new fad on the horizon might just be… boredom. Bombarded as we are with 24/7 news of crises, wired as we are, around the clock, it’s human nature to yearn for that which eludes us. Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have just run articles on the joys of tedium; odes, respectively, to “The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do” and “The Thrill of Boredom.” Were boredom a commodity, looks like it would be a buy.
An Upgrade For Boredom...
By Claudia Rosett Aug 07, 2011 7:58 PM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.