The New York Times Knows A Lot About Norway

The New York Times, May 13, 2009:

"Thriving Norway Provides an Economics Lesson"

The New York Times, this morning:

norway wikipedia.png

"Despite Energy Reserves, Norway Slips Into Recession"

Don't papers have an obligation to treat their subjects with consistency? I know a lot can change in week, but still! On the other hand, I was prattling on just this morning about all those nice automatic stabilizers in Europe, so maybe there are some pot/kettle issues here.

The Norwegian thing to the right is courtesy of Wikimedia.