Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A brilliant paper by Steven D. Levitt and Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh brings out some interesting facts.
"the willingness to absorb enormous risk for a small pecuniary reward, and the blurred lines between good and evil, where police extort sex and pimps pay efficiency wages."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Apparently the world's merchant fleet is moored off South East Asia, looks like it'll be slim pickings for Christmas in the West
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
An excellent report on the worldwide diamond trade and the post-Lehmann effect
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
“I can’t sit home like this,” she continues, her voice rising. “I want to work. Lehman was who I was. I really loved it there. I was proud to be there.”
Saturday, September 12, 2009
flee the country, you don't want to be in Dubai when the cheque bounceshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/world/middleeast/12dubai.html?th&emc=th
Friday, September 11, 2009
it's slightly longish but well worth the read
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
and to think i had to wait 4 hours to see a doctor, maybe they were all 'lying down'
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Chris Cook at the Financial Times makes an interesting point about immigration