We love librarians. My next-door colleague is on the phone with them all the time. According to an article in The New York Times, during this recession, libraries and librarians are now dealing with issues that weren’t exactly in their initial job description. Not only that, but their budgets are almost certainly being cut.
In 1872 Oakand, California, the Japanese Iwakura Embassy toured a winery. The embassy was established as one of Japan’s first formal contacts with the industrial west, and used to learn about new ways to develop industry and commerce. As we see in diarist Kunitake Kume’s breakdown of wine economics, some things ring very true today. [...]
The Romantic Economist Richard Bronk chats with James Lovelock and choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, on BBC’s The Forum. Bronk even provides the weekly 60 second idea to change the world. Bronk’s advice? take heed of the traditional Greek dictum ‘moderation in all things, nothing in excess’. These words were carved on the temple of Apollo in [...]
Richard Florida (The Rise of the Creative Class) wrote an interesting long piece in The Atlantic focusing on the shocks to urban areas as high finance crumbles. Will the big job losses mean that the center of gravity in the financial world shifts elsewhere? For Dr. Florida, probably not. He cites Cambridge author Yousef Cassis [...]
Peter Day interviewed Richard Bronk yesterday for BBC Radio 4 World Business. Bronk clarified what it means to apply Romantic sentiment to economics, and where it diverges from simple behavioral science. Here’s the clip >>