Daily Archive: March 6, 2010

A brief defense of Walmart

In my ‘wealth and moral character’ post, the discussion quickly turned to the Walmart debate, and whether Walmart was bad or good for local economies, communities, etc.  Let me first say that I understand...

Mapping Herodotus

Via Rogue Classicism comes a truly awesome project at Leeds: The Herodotus Encoded Space-Text Image Archive (HESTIA). Using digital technologies like Google Earth, they’ve mapped out all the spatial information in Herodotus. You’ve got...

Shadow Banking Must Read

This is a very informative piece on how the shadow banking system works (i.e. the “repo” markets – as in sale and repurchase).   Enjoy