Self-Promotion: My Thailand Nostalgia Piece Included in WSJ Scene Asia’s 2012 Travel Story Roundup

As I Tweeted yesterday, I was delighted to see that my piece on all things vintage Thailand was included in WSJ Scene Asia’s list of their top Asian travel stories of 2012. The story, which ran in August, is online here.

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“Monks Lose Relevance as Thailand Grows Richer” — The New York Times An Economics Masterpiece You Should Be Reading Now — Bloomberg The Basement — Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption — Forbes In a New Era of Insider Trading, It’s Risk vs. Reward Squared — The New York Times The Best 10 Economics Papers […]

There’s No E-Book Version of Nicholas Negroponte’s ‘Being Digital’?

More later on this topic, perhaps, but I wanted to post this for now. Is there truly no e-book version of Nicholas Negroponte’s 1995 book Being Digital? What’s wrong with this picture? The text I’ve circled in the image above is Amazon’s standard “Tell the Publisher! I’d like to read this book on Kindle.”* Is […]

Bloomberg on Thailand’s Crown Property Bureau

I’m a little late in noting this, but Thailand watchers may be interested in this Bloomberg story from December 11: Facing eviction from her home of six decades, Amporn Pannarat personifies the dilemma facing the fund supporting Thailand’s monarchy as it seeks to boost returns and regenerate Bangkok with its first commercial development project. The […]

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It’s official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work — John Cassidy in the The New Yorker The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like — The Atlantic Dear Journalists at Vice and Elsewhere, Here Are Some Simple Ways Not To Get Your Source Arrested — Forbes The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time — […]

Thai King Makes Public Appearance on 85th Birthday

The AP reports: Vast crowds of devoted Thais turned out Wednesday to catch a brief glimpse of their beloved king as the world’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated his 85th birthday with a rare public appearance. King Bhumibol Adulyadej sat on a throne on a balcony overlooking a plaza packed with a crowd that police estimated at […]