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Thursday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


17 July 2008 17:18

  • Michael Fullilove's post earlier today was the 1000th on this blog. Click on the archive in the right-hand column to survey the rest.
  • A Robert Gates speech on the militarisation of foreign policy.
  • The cost of car parking around the world. Sydney gets silver!
  • Weird: at a conference recently, I heard from an economist that high oil prices were inflating transport costs so much that the US was turning from Chinese imports to those from Mexico. But this says pretty much the opposite.
  • Thailand just closed a deal for suspiciously cheap Russian diesel.
  • 'Like a classic nouveau riche, eager to impress the Establishment of which it has just become a member'. Vanity Fair surveys Beijing's new architecture.