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‘Honest’ George Dempster and the Spinningdale Experiment

This blog post is cross posted from History Links Dornoch: The History of Dornoch and District. I would like to thank the editor Dr Elizabeth Ritchie, University of the Highlands and Islands, for allowing me to post it here. 844 more words


Economics and World History: Myths and Paradoxes

I’m a little more than halfway through Paul Bairoch’s Economics and World History: Myths and Paradoxes. I wanted to organize his major findings on the history of industrialization into two sets and put them together to draw out some larger observations. 2,044 more words


Graduate numbers quadruple! Zero economic growth premium?

Some people get quite excited about the growth benefits and externalities from investing in more human capital such as more young people going to university. In New Zealand, the number of graduates quadrupled over the last 30 years but the trend GDP growth rate is unchanged. 17 more words

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Analyzing the Palimpsestic Petroleumscape of Rotterdam

By Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology

Petroleum – its extraction, refining, transformation, and consumption – has shaped our built environment in visible and invisible interconnected ways around the world over the last 150 years. 2,016 more words