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Mackerel Economics in Prison Leads to Appreciation for Oily Fillets - WSJ
Mackerel has become the currency of choice in much of the federal prison system since a smoking ban eliminated the cigarette pack, which was the earlier gold standard.
fish  economics  prison 
november 2015 by ignatz
11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2015
The purpose of the Demographia Surveys is to alert the public and policy-makers if housing exceeds 3.0 times annual household incomes, that there is institutional failure at the local level.
housing  economics  failure  doom  pdf 
march 2015 by ignatz
The Ruse of the Creative Class
The "Creative Class" crap was made up by a motivational speaker whose name is actually Florida.
sociology  christwhatanasshole  politics  usa  economics  creativeclass  failure 
october 2011 by ignatz
LRB · John Lanchester · Once Greece goes…
The economic crisis in Greece is the most important thing to have happened in Europe since the Balkan wars.
economics  finance  commerce  villainy  failure 
july 2011 by ignatz
I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
The author of The Debt To Pleasure summarizes the big dumb moneycrash
books  financialcrash  ha  economics  doom 
january 2010 by ignatz
LRB · John Lanchester: It’s Finished
John Lanchester on the British side of the Great Financial Collapse
economics  finance  banking  crash  financialcrash  failure  commerce  villainy  via:acblicious 
may 2009 by ignatz
The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble - Julian Gough's website
"While I stared at the two goats I received a frantic call from my office: the arse had fallen out of it, and we had all lost everything. But who could have predicted that?"
economics  bubbles  ha  fables  goats  finance 
may 2009 by ignatz
California: The ungovernable state | The Economist
California may require a constitutional convention. That terrifies me.
california  usa  finance  government  failure  economics 
may 2009 by ignatz
Physiognomy and moneylending | About face | The Economist
Unfortunately, Dr Duarte’s method was not designed to find out which features label someone as trustworthy.
ha  economics  psychology  statistics  credit 
march 2009 by ignatz
Quick Footnotes (generally working notes not interesting enough to make it to my next book) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
finance  economics  philosophy 
march 2009 by ignatz
"My major hobby is teasing people who take themselves & the quality of their knowledge too seriously & those who don’t have the courage to sometimes say: I don’t know...." The author of The Black Swan.
finance  books  economics  business  philosophy 
march 2009 by ignatz
Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street
For five years, Li's formula, known as a Gaussian copula function, looked like an unambiguously positive breakthrough, a piece of financial technology that allowed hugely complex risks to be modeled with more ease and accuracy than ever before
failure  commerce  finance  economics  money  math 
february 2009 by ignatz
Zim photos
pics of people using hyperinflated currency. stacks and stacks of money.
economics  zimbabwe  failure  inflation  hyperinflation  news  photos 
january 2009 by ignatz
Real Time Economics : A Chorus of Cassandras
some of the people who, to varying degrees, saw the housing bust and credit crisis coming
commerce  finance  crash  economics  cassandra  predictions  toldyouso 
january 2009 by ignatz
LRB · Slavoj Žižek: Don’t Just Do Something, Talk
So while it is true that we live in a society that demands risky choices, it is one in which the powerful do the choosing, while others do the risking.
zizek  politics  economics  usa  crash  finance  commerce  markets  left 
october 2008 by ignatz
Helium’s Online Marketplace for Writers
This is perhaps the worst way to be a freelance writer: complete works each time on spec with no guarantee of pay.
helium  writing  commerce  ha  scams  media  economics 
march 2008 by ignatz
LRB | John Lanchester : The Price of Pickles
The author of /The Debt to Pleasure/ takes on a book about Wal-Mart
wal-mart  johnlanchester  bookreviews  walmart  lrb  politics  economics  villainy  commerce  trade 
july 2006 by ignatz
How Harvard Lost Russia
Institutional Investor magazine on the Russian failures of Harvard economists
commerce  economics  currentevents  history  russia  trainwreck 
february 2006 by ignatz
Shopping Mall Studies
academic study of shopping malls
economics  malls 
april 2005 by ignatz
Seeds of Change: Sugar
Sugar and slaves' lives in the 18th century
slavery  economics  food 
april 2005 by ignatz

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