Archive for September 9th, 2016

Rare British textile labels to sell in India – show evolution of cotton trade..

September 9, 2016

Superb series of pictures which tell you a lot about history of all kinds – cotton, business, marketing and so on.

How British companies labeled their cotton textiles to appeal to Indian masses. Take a look…


Alexander Hamilton: A finance genius or a second-hand dealer in retrograde mercantilist ideas?

September 9, 2016

There is a lot of discussion on Hamilton not just in US but in Europe too.This is the usual bit on Hamilton saying he was a financial genius.

However there is a contrarian piece as well by Lawrence White:


Singapore’s financial centre – resilience, dynamism, trust

September 9, 2016

Just a few days ago, HK Monetary Authority chief TL Chan pointed to two factors for HK brand of finance: quality and credibility.

Now Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon points to three factors for Singapore financial centre:  resilience, dynamism and trust. Not much difference between the two.

The competition between the two for higher share of financial services has been there for a while. But core values of finance remain the same across  countries..

The Myth of “Macroeconomics”

September 9, 2016

An old piece from Ludwig Von Mises.


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