Economics Category Archives

о насыщении

12 July 2015 | Economics, Technology | No Comments

или вот так:

IHS estimates that by the end of this year every dollar spent in developing new shale oil wells in the U.S. will be 65% more productive in terms of additional oil extracted than in 2014. There may be a dip in output over the summer. But IHS expects that U.S. output will resume its growth later this year and into next.


on lunatics

10 July 2015 | Economics, Politics | 1 Comment

похоже, Греция таки согласна на все. ну, да зато поголосовали и повеселились, правда?

плюс, вот еще и пламенная речь отличного Ги Верхофстадта за два дня до этого.


пока горячо

7 July 2015 | Economics, Technology | 1 Comment

все, конечно, видели, но тем не менее:

US shale producers have brought down the breakeven cost from $35 to $20 per barrel,” ANZ bank said on Friday.

кого там волнует какая-то Греция…


war is peace

12 June 2015 | Economics, Lifeform, Literature, Politics | 1 Comment

все мы знаем, что Оруэлл написал гениальную книгу. но, тем не менее, часто забываем, насколько именно гениальную:

It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. The splitting of the intelligence which the Party requires of its members, and which is more easily achieved in an atmosphere of war, is now almost universal, but the higher up the ranks one goes, the more marked it becomes. It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink.

эта цитата с легкостью обозначает одно из государств из стран на сегодняшнем глобусе. а вот другая сторона, не лучше:

The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they need not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.

так есть:

The object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war.


show us the money

5 March 2015 | Economics, Internet, Lifeform | No Comments

современные детективы:

Once the world’s biggest market for the digital currency, the Tokyo-based exchange collapsed on Feb. 28, 2014 with liabilities of some ¥6.5 billion ($63.6 million). It said it was unable to account for some 850,000 bitcoins, worth nearly half a billion dollars at the time.


But there’s still no explanation of what happened to them, and no clear record of what happened on the exchange.

как тонко подметил один из комментаторов @ Slashdot, “Wasn’t that the whole point behind Bitcoin? That you could fleece investors without leaving a paper trail?”. конечно же, да.


pump those numbers up

27 February 2015 | Economics, Games, Software | No Comments

или вот, например, игры для настоящих мужчин и женщин.


on skills

25 February 2015 | Apple, Economics | No Comments

quote of the month:

There are quite a few argument to be made about why Apple may not want to get into the car business. A concern about their ability to make a healthy profit margin should not be one of them.


рука на пульсе

25 February 2015 | Economics, Internet, Lifeform | 1 Comment

скажем, например, так:

Behavioral economics tells us that emotions can profoundly affect individual behavior and decision-making. Does this also apply to societies at large, i.e. can societies experience mood states that affect their collective decision making? By extension is the public mood correlated or even predictive of economic indicators? Here we investigate whether measurements of collective mood states derived from large-scale Twitter feeds are correlated to the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) over time.

или так. или так.


for every $1000 of music sold, the average musician makes $23.40

14 February 2015 | Copyright, Economics | No Comments

немного цифр о музыке и сопутствующей индустрии — мне кажется, это все, что надо знать о так называемом “пиратстве”.


о шантаже

10 February 2015 | Economics, Politics | No Comments

…and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon:

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said that if Greece failed to get a new debt agreement with the euro zone, it could always look elsewhere for help.

“What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal – hopefully (there will be) – and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source,” he told Greek television show that ran in to early Tuesday. “It could the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries,” he said.

отдельно доставляет, что проговорился именно министр обороны, хотя тут все прекрасно, разумеется.