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Overalls by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun May 25, 2014 at 12:49:11 PM EST
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and read the Piketty book. It's very readable. The first bit is simply a quantitative history of modern wealth, which is rather good and I haven't seen elsewhere in this accessible but technical form. Maybe Niall Ferguson's Ascent of Money, before he started writing any old guff? That wasn't very data driven, from what I saw, though I only caught one or two episodes.

Anyway Piketty points out that for most of history inflation has been near zero. There were moments of aberration but hundred or two hundred year periods of essentially stable prices are not unusual. The twentieth century is the freakish outlier,. So genuine cultural shock at inflation - aka profiteers - is not surprising in 1920.

I can't help but cynically note the overalls movement can be seen as substitution of a cheaper input though.

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My prostate has yet to forgive me by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon May 26, 2014 at 01:52:40 AM EST
for Blue is the Warmest Colour.

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Euroskeptic Tories by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon May 26, 2014 at 10:34:42 AM EST
... Getting publicly gloomy about the prospects of referendum success, basically because of the three UKIP thing


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