Jul 24, 2013
commented on Another View on Upward Mobility: It's All Downhill from Here
@Peak timber. Peak bat guano. Peak whale oil. Those are off the top of my head. There have always been resources that eventually came to be in short supply that, once they become prohibitively expensive we move to the next thing. I see no reason we won't do that again.
Jun 29, 2013
commented on Dispatch from Istanbul: Final Thoughts
@1 Yeah I don't think this is something we as outsiders can really understand. What are the constituencies that support the current government? Nationalists? Ultra hard-line religious groups? Old people? Who has been electing this guy exactly? I feel like that might give me a little better idea of what's going on.