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Finance and Econ From the Web: Gigantic US Housing Boom, Piketty On Yellow Vests and Is China Trade Unfair?

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The Fed has released interactive charts on where long-term Fed policy rates should be (or r*). There are also a range of papers that look at how the Fed could have conducted policy differently through the crisis (target money not interest rates), some techniques on discerning the impact of Fed policy on the economy and the conditions needs for hyperinflation. Meanwhile, Robert Shiller is worried about a huge US housing boom, Thomas Piketty is worried that Macron has catered too much to the rich and Jeremy Grantham is worried about climate change. There are a bunch of papers on equity […]

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The best romantic restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The best romantic restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2QO6HHT Gaucho Piccadilly Argentina: home of the foxiest tango, sexiest malbecs and inspiration behind W1’s best-looking steak-and-date house, Guacho Piccadilly. The flagship property of a group that’s made giant strides in recent years, it takes its name from the famous cowboys of the pampas plains, and if you’ve finally outgrown your own lonesome lifestyle it’s a fine place to make an impression. Beyond the extensive list of starters, the rump (sorry – we don’t recommend stealing our jokes) of the à la carte menu is deceptively straightforward: simply four cuts of grass-fed Argentine Angus […]

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The most quirky restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The most quirky restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2B1QPtz What’s quirky about it? Colourful but socially divisive (remember those protests?), this East End café serves hundreds of breakfast cereals from all over the world at snap, crackle and pop prices. Milk upgrades include flavours such as bubblegum and salted caramel (as well as nut-based options), and you can pay extra to top the lot with chocolates and sweets. Don’t miss: Crazy cereal mocktails such as ‘unicorn poop’ (Ricicles, party rings, marshmallows, hundreds and thousands, semi-skimmed milk). How much? Medium bowls of cereal from £3.60, breakfast tea £1.90. Publish via Time Out London December 11, […]

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The most quirky restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The most quirky restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2B1QPtz What’s quirky about it? Colourful but socially divisive (remember those protests?), this East End café serves hundreds of breakfast cereals from all over the world at snap, crackle and pop prices. Milk upgrades include flavours such as bubblegum and salted caramel (as well as nut-based options), and you can pay extra to top the lot with chocolates and sweets. Don’t miss: Crazy cereal mocktails such as ‘unicorn poop’ (Ricicles, party rings, marshmallows, hundreds and thousands, semi-skimmed milk). How much? Medium bowls of cereal from £3.60, breakfast tea £1.90. Publish via Time Out London December 11, […]

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Best places to go ice-skating in Tokyo and Yokohama

December 9, 2018 Bilal 0

Best places to go ice-skating in Tokyo and Yokohama https://ift.tt/2RM67HQ Winter’s no excuse to stay inside. In fact, when the cold starts to creep through the wafer-thin walls and shoddy window frames of Tokyo houses and apartments, rather than trying to hide under a mountain of blankets, one might actually be better off engaging in some healthy outdoor activities. Ice skating’s obviously something best experienced out in the open, and quality rinks have been popping up all around the city in recent years. Here’s our quick guide to the best skating spots out there, including both winter-only rinks and year-round, […]

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The Ten Best Books About Food of 2018

November 24, 2018 Bilal 0

The Ten Best Books About Food of 2018 https://ift.tt/2BhhXE1 In the opening pages of You and I Eat the Same, an impressive collection of essays and stories about how food connects people across political lines and cultural borders, editor Chris Ying admits that he wasn’t initially sold on the book’s title. “I’m still not prepared to say that you and I eat exactly the same,” Ying admits in the introduction. “But after reading what our contributors had to say about the ways food links us together, I feel distinctly closer to other people.” Maybe that’s because it’s hard to argue […]

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The Best Sushi Bars In London

November 2, 2018 Bilal 0

The Best Sushi Bars In London https://ift.tt/2AHNeQv Sticks ‘n’ Sushi To celebrate Japan’s greatest culinary export, we offer the lowdown on the what, where and why of London’s greatest sushi bars. Sushi bars and sushi specialists Atari-Ya Reputable suppliers of fresh fish and essential cooking ingredients to restaurants all over the capital, you can come directly to the source by sampling the goods at Atari-Ya. Its selection is extensive, with lesser-known delicacies you won’t find in the mainstream — uni (sea urchin), Botan Ebi (spot prawn) and engawa (turbot fin) to name a few. Also, natto (fermented soy beans) fans […]

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Analysis | Sorry, your favorite ‘space’ movie is not actually a space movie

October 15, 2018 Bilal 0

Analysis | Sorry, your favorite ‘space’ movie is not actually a space movie https://ift.tt/2RQtSPy This is not a scene from a movie but rather the Japanese HTV-6 cargo vehicle during final approach to the International Space Station. (NASA/AFP) (HO/AFP/Getty Images) Thanks to “First Man,” the Damien Chazelle film starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong that was released Friday, we have yet another space movie. People love space movies. There’s something about watching humans struggle in the unforgiving, mysterious and undiscovered realms of the universe that satiates a particular craving. But what, exactly, makes a movie a space movie? Is it […]

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Enlightened Economist 2018 Prize – longlist

September 30, 2018 Bilal 0

Enlightened Economist 2018 Prize – longlist https://ift.tt/2xMiDPE It’s the time of year when I look back over the past 12 months of my reading and draw up a list of the 10 or so best from which to select the ultimate winner of the 2018 Enlightened Economist Prize. The rules are: any non-technical or accessible econ/business/tech book I read is eligible (it doesn’t have to have been published during the 12 months); my decision is final. The prize is the offer of an excellent celebratory lunch, for a living author, should the winner and I find ourselves in the same […]

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Occupations and Their Ideologies

September 19, 2018 Bilal 0

Occupations and Their Ideologies https://ift.tt/2w0ViJg Occupations are strongly sorted by ideology. Political scientist Adam Bonica has produced reliable and consistent estimates of ideological placement for a huge number of individuals, politicians, and organizations. As he writes here, he was especially struck by how extreme are the mean ideology scores for various occupations: Although the ideological orientation of these industries is not much of a surprise, the extent to which these industries favor the extreme, rather than moderate, wings of each party far surpassed my expectations. Some of the distributions more closely resemble what I would expect from occupations that were subject […]