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Kasumiwumi
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12:22:09 AM Apr 7th 2014
Is there a reason why all three books and all four films are merged into a single article?
SeptimusHeap
03:00:30 AM Apr 7th 2014
Because it started off like that?
Kasumiwumi
09:00:10 PM Apr 7th 2014
Regardless, I feel like this should be split into three articles. One for the three books, one for the three Swedish adaptations, and one for the American adaptation.
Kalaong
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12:28:07 AM Mar 30th 2012
I found something interesting in the last few pages of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

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"The idea that Sweden's economy is headed for a crash is nonsense," Blomkvist said.

The host of She on TV 4 looked perplexed. His reply did not follow the pattern she had expected and she was forced to improvise. Blomkvist got the follow-up he was hoping for. "We're experiencing the largest single drop in the history of the Swedish stock exchange—and you think that's nonsense?"

"You have to distinguish between two things—the Swedish economy and the Swedish stock market. The Swedish economy is is the sum of all the goods and services that are produced in this country every day. There are telephones from Ericsson, cars from Volvo, chickens from Scan, and shipments from Kiruna to Skövde. That's the Swedish economy, and it's just as strong or weak today as it was a week ago."

He paused for effect and took a sip of water.

"The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't have a thing to do with reality or with the Swedish economy."

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Larsson had a pretty Objectivist understanding of economics for a lefty.
Iaculus
02:56:00 AM Mar 30th 2012
Oh, that has got to go under Hilarious in Hindsight.
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