The People Aquarium

Flying over Phoenix, Arizona I looked down at the two options Americans have for property development. There are large scale high rise towers in dense urban clusters. And there are low density peripheral subdivisions out along the highways. The Phoenix metroplex gradually breaks apart as cul-de-sacs give way to irrigated farmland and then the desolate … Continue reading The People Aquarium

Just In Time

A friend works in the pharmaceutical industry and described how a particular extremely profitable non-narcotic sleeping pill is made. A Japanese company developed the pill at their lab in Osaka. These are the high value jobs that the Japanese are keen to keep at home. The chemical components that are used to make the pills … Continue reading Just In Time