Home > General > Monday message board

Monday message board

January 12th, 2004

I’ve got my Powerbook back, but I’m still recovering from the hard disk crash. I’m only half a day late with the Monday Message Board – back to normal next week, I hope.

Please post your comments on any topic – civilised discussion and no coarse language please.

Categories: General Tags:
  1. January 12th, 2004 at 19:18 | #1

    I thought maybe Tuesday was going to be the new Monday, or maybe it was some Queensland thing with not putting the clocks or the decade back or something.

    But I can’t talk – I’m mainly posting to provide a link to the text of the AFR letter I sent in reply to the JQ article on Hegemony vs. Empire. Getting that in finally prodded me into updating my publications page after some five months delay. It’s at http://member.netlink.com.au/~peterl/publicns.html and the letter itself is at http://member.netlink.com.au/~peterl/publicns.html#AFRLET11.

    P.S., no emails for a while, please. Occasionally I get a spam with something corrupt on it that closes my reader before it manages to download that or any later messages, and I have to get my ISP to delete the poison message to release the rest. It’s just happened again, and there will be a delay until the ISP does what it should (no doubt after the usual few days while their newest employee tries to email me to ask for more details).

  2. wmmbb
    January 12th, 2004 at 20:09 | #2

    While unqualified to comment, it occurs to me that while a currency union, would obviously create a major political problem, namely Australian economic and political dominance,yet if extended beyond NZ to the micro states of the SW Pacific, for example Niue and Nauru, and perhaps include East Timor, it may also generate greater social and economic stability. One effect of a currency union is to encourage internal trade, which would be beneficial to Australia’s disappearing manufacturing industry. The next move might then be to join a broader currency union. Or can relatively small currencies such as the AUD, NZD and the Swiss Franc continue to survive and prosper as they appear to be doing at the moment?

  3. January 12th, 2004 at 23:05 | #3

    welcome back. There must be something going around with Macs at the moment, my ibook was out of action for two weeks over Christmas. something in the power grid maybe.

  4. January 17th, 2004 at 12:53 | #4

    Is there something about economists and the topic of empires that makes them think their expertise transfers to the area? Have a look at this recent piece of Brad De Long’s: http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2004_archives/000040.html

Comments are closed.