Last updated 7/30/21
Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you.
I like to think of them as my e-links:
Friday’s e-links 7/30
I’ve found a podcast that replicates our econlife goals. Wonderfully telling historic infrastructure stories, scholars Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman convey the economic and current events connections.
Friday’s e-links 7/23
I must admit that I am a person who has hidden cookies from the people in my family that eat them all. So, I was delighted to learn about the Oreo Protection program. Described by Mashed, the program provides packages that have been disguised. How wonderful!
You can see below that the package might appear to be riced veggies, a Ford manual, or a Hanes t-shirt package. But it’s really Oreos:
Friday’s e-links 7/16
Starting with a Swedish family farm and ending with an (implied) $10 billion IPO (initial public offering), the story of Oatly takes us to startups, innovation, and how we eat. You might enjoy (as did I) hearing this episode of Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism.
Friday’s e-links 7/09
Called Windfall, a new podcast series from New Hampshire Public Radio looks at the offshore wind industry. In stories that link history and technology with climate change and human nature, the podcasts convey the development of the industry and the resistance to it. While three episodes are now available, I’ve just listened to the first one and its was excellent.
An offshore wind image from Rhode Island:
Friday’s e-links 7/02
Because it’s always fun to look back at the ancient stone money from the island of Yap, this FT article was my favorite read this week. However, the Bitcoin connection made the discussion even more meaningful. I recommend a look.
You see below that Yap circular stone money can be far bigger than a person: