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Arrival

15 February 2015

16.00

We have arrived too soon, because of steaming at high speed through the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, in order for the ship to make it to Ningbo for an earlier slot that has come free, but now the slot has been given up for Chinese New Year and the ship is no longer in a hurry. 2,025 more words

Transport

price controls make me think about cyberpunk

Isegoria recently posted about price controls (which of course made me think about cyberpunk, but that’s a topic for a later post):

http://www.isegoria.net/2015/03/thanks-price-controls/

I got the impression that Isegoria thinks price controls are bad, and certainly they seem to sabotage the market economy by removing incentives. 249 more words

Political Economy

NEO-NATIONALISM’S PREMISES & CONTENTIONS / Continue to stimulate growth through the ‘physical economy’

NEO-NATIONALISM’S PREMISES & CONTENTIONS / Continue to stimulate growth through the ‘physical economy’

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

This writer strongly argues that the greatest driver of the economy must be the ‘physical economy’. 379 more words

Sociology

Can the euro zone use beggar-thy-neighbor policies against the rest of the world?

The euro zone is running a policy now that relies on weakening the euro. The depreciation of the euro will increase aggregate demand, at least in the medium to long-term, so policy makers seem to hope. 259 more words

Macro

The averted eye

The little town where the train stopped had no extra food in its commons or warehouses. If the four hundred and fifty people on the train ate, the one hundred and sixty local people would not.

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Alien Landscapes

Fouq El-Nakhl: Masaculinities aboard the ship

“and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick

The first incident of its kind happened last night.  2,228 more words

Transport