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by Pookleblinky
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Economics books - Developing Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 2309

Re: Economics books - Developing Nations

An agrarian society can't just jump into free market capitalism and hope to succeed. They can't say "hmm we have a competitive advantage in aluminum machined parts" and transition to fill that role without a lot of luck, help, and capital. But they can say, "hm. Seems like nationaliz...
by Pookleblinky
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Odd dining experiences.
Replies: 39
Views: 6828

Re: Odd dining experiences.

A restaurant near me never has food, so it serves professional bachelor's food. Each time I've gone there, the ordering process goes like this: Me: I'd like a steak sub. Them: Oh, we're out of steak. Me: An Italian sub, then. Them: Ah, we have salami but no cheese, sorry. Me: A slice of pepperoni pi...
by Pookleblinky
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Economics books - Developing Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 2309

Re: Economics books - Developing Nations

Henry Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" ought to be dropped by planes onto the third world. Frederic Bastiat's "The Law" is wonderful as well. Here are some other books that ought to help against third world socialism: Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics" Ludwig von Mise...
by Pookleblinky
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312526

Re: What is your favourite book?

Hofstadter's "Godel, Escher, Bach" is definitely my desert-island book. Though, with less stringent constraints, I would be hard-pressed to decide among these: Richard Feynman's "Lectures on Physics"- Here is the book that can rebuild all of science after a nuclear holocaust. Vic...
by Pookleblinky
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 88614

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I don't understand all this talk about remapping keys to Dvorak or Colemak. It makes little sense to learn a mapping designed for touch-typing, by removing the incentive to actually... touch-type. If you want to spend money, get a blank Das Keyboard. Clickety-clickety spring-loaded keys and utterly ...

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