Tag Archive for History

Can You Pick The Stradivarius?

Great story. (pic via Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) There might be a lesson in here for $50 HDMI cables, $120 AC power cords, $100 speaker cables, and $600 headphones. Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad? : Deceptive Cadence :…

Now Is The Time To Go Long On Frankincense

Gold is big these days, though you never hear much about frankincense or myrrh any more. 2000 years ago, I think they were the Uggs of their time. Survival of frankincense threatened – USATODAY.com: The storied resin, known to millions…

These WWII Photos Are Amazing

There are 20 parts. 17 available as of this writing. Don’t miss them, amazing stuff. World War II in Photos – Alan Taylor – In Focus – The Atlantic: World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The…

Ridley Channels Hayek on Human Progress & Trade

Maybe the finest concise piece you will read this week, by Matt Ridley in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Matt Ridley: From Phoenecia to Hayek to the ‘Cloud’ – WSJ.com: “The crowd-sourced, wikinomic cloud is the new, new thing that all…