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December 13, 2012

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ajay

You have got to be kidding. His methodology for finding corruption levels in China was a search of newspaper archives? In China?

On the other hand, you’ve never had a situation in China where the entire economy can be crashed by one tycoon’s manipulations, as in Jay Cook’s attempt to corner the US gold market in 1873.

Hmm.

Richard J

Something about back yard smelters comes to mind.

[Recentish reading - The Prize on the oil industry, and Railroaded on intercontinentals are both pretty good.]

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