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Culture Matters: Pakistan’s Electric Power Problems

From the NYT:  Pakistan Faces Struggle to Keep Its Lights On  I think I found the problem From the article: Electricity shortages, bad for years, have reached crisis proportions. Lights go out for at least 10 hours a day in … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman Wants More Inflation

From the NYT: Not Enough Inflation Too young to remember the 1970’s? Paul Krugman wants more inflation.  Does he not remember the 1970’s?  Does he not remember how hard it was to finally break the back of inflation in the early … Continue reading

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Tragedy of the Commons: Massive India Blackout Edition

From the NYT:  Half of India Crippled by Second Day of Power Failures Multiple jurisdictions drawing against a regional or national power supply is a clear case of the Tragedy of the Commons. Surendra Rao, who was the chairman of … Continue reading

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A Resource for the Geography of Telecommunications

From Slate:  Maps Show How the Physical Internet Literally Connects the World I hadn’t realized we needed a company like Geo-Tel, that specializes in “telecommunications geography”, but after seeing what they offer, these maps now seem invaluable to an I.T. infrastructure … Continue reading

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