Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Bedtime Story

There once was a group of business owners who owned competing businesses. These business owners formed an oligopoly: between them they controlled nearly all of their nation’s trade in their product. As members of an oligopoly tend to do, these business owners banded together in collusion–something which was illegal in that country–yet they were granted a special exemption from antitrust legislation by their government… Continue reading

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Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh

South Africa, a successful thesis defense, and a vacation with my bride… Continue reading

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Links: 5 March 2012

December 30, 2011: The day that never happened (in Samoa). An interesting article in BAR: "Cultic Practices at Tel Dan—Was the Northern Kingdom Deviant?" I typically hate archeology, but this article is relevant to my research into the periods of … Continue reading

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Conference Paper: “Economic Failure of the Torah?”

…and a report from a stimulating conference. Continue reading

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