1. Education Realist on Math Zombies (read the comments; he and I are not so different!).
  2.  The impossibility of the Greek fiscal situation after its default on debts payable in Euro in 2015.
  3.  The possibility of the American fiscal situation after the default on debts payable in gold in 1933.
  4. The Audacious Epigone on what motivates the allies of Donald Trump.
  5. African institutions holding back its ability to compete with China in textiles and apparel. China’s presence there really is a substitute for much-needed colonialism. Why did the Lebanese settle Tunisia? The Greeks Libya? The Italians Gaul? The Spanish Hispaniola? The British Kenya?