Thursday, July 26, 2012

Your Incentives Are Misaligned

When attempting to halt illegal migrant workers, you will find it difficult to succeed when paying a higher wage to those in prison then the workers would make in their home country.

“The preference of a number of older fishermen is to remain in detention in Australia,” Mr Sheldon says in the submission. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Morning Headlines

With comments.

That probably spell difficulties this morning: (While there have been many successful navies without urinals in the pass, I do not believe the lack of urinals was as a result of attempting to feminize the fighting force)

These two, in tandem, point to a good PR campaign: 

No one ever tries to lock down good market data:

Where do they exodus to? We should look into this further.

Hopefully, they listen to what he has to say about Jesus.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The End of Print

When they talk about books disappearing in the near future, I had no comprehension that the text itself was due to expire:

"Argentina-based publisher Eterna Cadencia has released El Libro que No Puede Esperar – which translates as ‘The Book that Cannot Wait’ – an anthology of new fiction printed in ink that disappears after two months of opening the book."

H/t Tyler Cowen, Story here. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Authority Amongst Many: The Polycratic Nature of Nazi Germany

This is a paper I have completed for a course this summer, on the many faceted authoritarian structure of the German political landscape from 1933-1945, the time of Hitler and the Nazi party.

Germany under the leadership of Adolf Hitler from 1933 through 1945 is a fascinating study of political authority and control. While the popular image of this time in Germany is one of German citizens huddled in obedient masses whilst Nazi storm troopers lumbered across Europe, it is ill suited to a historical reality. What is apparent in an analysis of this time of German history is that power and authority were distributed far and wide, with both the enduring bureaucracy of the state and the ascendant National Socialists Party functioning simultaneously under the umbrella of allegiance to a single leader, Adolf Hitler.

(More after the jump, References included)

One Thing is Clear

Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Only because this inspired a dark chuckle from this blogger:

This, because after I spent 4 hours in the last 24 washing and waxing the cars, it reminded me how really fortunate I am to have been born at this time in this nation. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Times of Iraq

Remember those heady days of the early 2000's, as we invaded multiple nations under the pretense of security and liberty? 
Part of the sales pitch for Americans included 'Once we liberate the people, they will love us and become our allies in the region. 

Yeah, those were quite the fanciful dreams. Turns out, people who don't like you much before you invade their homes are no more likely to like you or your message after an invasion.  Iraq has banned the BBC and the Voice of America, among other outlets this week.