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Category Archives: Economics

Contagious Economics

Thanks to Strange Maps, which includes a lucid discussion and comments on how Economic Crisis re-spatializes Europe…

“Watch the american housing market spiral out of control.”

. Subprime by Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann via – Anne

Space of Recession; Place of Property

National Recessions and Regional Depression Last year, we asked about the geography of what we called “The Depression of 2009”. This year, in February, The Economist provided a brief article pointing out the differences in regional economies in the US – Montana still growing at over 4% versus Michigan’s economy, contracting at over 7%. Now […]

Where cars go to wait Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world Carmakers around the world are cutting production as inventories build up to unprecedented levels. Storage areas and docksides are now packed with vast expanses of unsold cars as demand slumps.” “Unsold cars at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol, UK.” “Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at […]

Oil and rising waters don’t mix

My advice to every architect and civil engineer: dikes and levees are going to be hot. In its 11th hour, the Bush Administration has authorized a new US Arctic Policy (National Security Presidential Directive 66), which will serve as a continuing, broad policy guideline to government agencies until replaced. That is, it has effect until […]