Rooms to Rent: Hand-me-down Uni student flats don’t…

Roxaanne | October 31, 2019 | 0

ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFFWellington commerce student Kahli Balle takes us through a tour of her inner-city apartment.Each week, Rooms to Rent reporter Mikaela Wilkes talks to Kiwi renters about what they get for their money.  CENTRAL WELLINGTON  Kahli Balle and her four flatmates are moving out of their Manners St apartment before its lease ends.  The second-year Victoria University students met…

The Weekender: Dictators and kings; paintings and Polaroids;…

Roxaanne | October 31, 2019 | 0

And while none of this weekend’s selections is technically a Halloween party (yet), there’s certainly nothing stopping you from dressing up before stepping out — though I’d lose that witch hat if you’re going to the movies, and your inflatable T-Rex suit probably won’t fit in the seats at Symphony Hall, and I’d really, really…

The USS Enterprise: How One Aircraft Carrier Changed…

Roxaanne | October 31, 2019 | 0

Key point: It served in nearly every theater throughout the Cold War. The USS Enterprise, hull number CVN-65, was officially decommissioned back in 2017, which means it is no longer officially on the Navy’s register (the ship was actually transferred to inactive status in 2012, when preparations began to dispose of its nuclear reactor). The Enterprise,…

Weekend Reading: Dietz Vollrath: Deep Roots of Development

Roxaanne | October 29, 2019 | 0

…It will seem presumptuous to explain cross-cultural patience as a function of agricultural productivity around the time of the Neolithic Revolution. And I think that researchers within this field do have a tendency to take big swings at big questions, and at times the prose in the papers will reflect that. Don’t let that put…

Do Monster Megalodons Still Lurk In Our Waters?

Roxaanne | October 29, 2019 | 0

The sighting of a seven-metre shark off the South Australia coast last year excited the world’s media with some making reference to the great white that featured in the classic 1975 film Jaws. It was certainly a big shark but there are tales of even bigger beasts lurking in our waters. With the release of…

Easterly on neoliberalism

Roxaanne | October 29, 2019 | 0

If you don’t like my lousy political posts, I have a new monetary one at Econlog. In 2010, I wrote a paper entitled “The Unacknowledged Success of Neoliberalism.” This was in the midst of the Great Recession, when most people viewed neoliberalism as a dirty word. Even Chicago School economists like Richard Posner were jumping…