Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Knock Nevis was the longest supertanker ever built. It took a long time to turn around. The Seawise Giant, as it was also known, could not navigate the Suez or Panama Canals. These seemingly useless morsels of trivia...
This paper was inspired by a questionnaire from the Millennium Project, a wonderful think tank. You ought to visit. In 1900 41% of Americans worked on farms. One hundred years later this figure had dropped to 2%. This widely cited...
Yesterday I posted an article about VeriCoin here. Shortly after tweeting the link a kind stranger contacted me and informed me VRC’s drop was not caused by the attack on MintPal. Like a number of other investors I mistakenly believed...
Although the market is inundated daily by unoriginal altcoins, innovative projects occasionally emerge, like precious diamonds amidst mounds of coal. PrimeCoin, NameCoin and DarkCoin are examples of  currencies that offer more than a new logo. New technology, or the...
"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power." - Henry George Progress and Poverty has been praised by Tolstoy, Einstein and Milton Friedman. Friedman, predictably, was the least effusive of three.  He...
Thomas Piketty is today's most discussed economist. Not just a pedantic treatise on economic theory, Capital in the Twentieth Century is a political manifesto in the tradition of Henry George and Karl Marx. His literary references and indulgences in...
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