Spent this year's Christmas Eve with a couple of economists (in the interest of full disclosure, one in academia and one in industry), some bankers, one biologist, one stylist -- and delightfully, no lawyers. A lawyer as I am, I still greatly relish, perhaps even more than before, hanging out with my fellow (in italics and in quotes) economists. Economics is a science (some would add pseudo-) and is after the truth; law is after the somewhat more elusive "justice." To me, truth remains the more intellectually appealing objective. And in all fairness to New York my love, this Christmas Eve in Hong Kong beats all three Eves I spent in New York, for the wonderful quotes music, wine, company and hostess. Merry Christmas to everybody!