Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

gold farming and the ‘smiley curve’

One point that has always puzzled me about the rise of China, and the flight of manufacturing jobs overseas in general, is this: what do Americans actually do anymore? Certainly the United States has suffered in certain areas because of outsourcing, but taken as a whole, it is still the largest economy in the world […]

You can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union. But which one?

In a recent episode of Open Source Radio, Ezra Klein outlined the main groups contesting the immigration bill. While restrictionists on the right did the most to bring it down in the Senate, Klein also touched on an interesting dynamic on the left. Unions were divided between the older AFL-CIO, which opposed the bill, and […]

Factory? What factory?

Via Shakesville: Farmers in this poor rural area 400 miles northwest of Shanghai had complained to local government officials since 2004 that Mao’s factory was spewing noxious fumes that made their eyes tear up and the poplar trees nearby shed their leaves prematurely. Yet no one stopped Mao’s company from churning out bags of food […]

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