Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cheap goods

Manufacturing in China leaves a lot to be desired. I could show you with statistics and charts why this is so, and how the Chinese government figures are full of lies (as are all government’s figures). However, that’s tedious – the precis is this: it’s a fucking disaster, costs are way understated, unrealistic downstream cost (ie zero). Here’s what you… Read more →

Perhaps I should get one hand

I am an economist by training and by trade a consultant to corporations and individuals looking to understand how to extract value, and what value actually is. By the standards of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, press – i’m moderately successful, could be dramatically successful; by my own standards I’m reasonably ‘successful’, but what is success? This is among the first questions I… Read more →