This blog is back. Now that I am in my junior spring, and life is a bit more under control, posting will begin again. I've missed this enormously. The balance of topics may shift a bit, but I'll let that emerge organically. A substantive post later today, but for now, some links:
1. In Scotland and Northern Island, private banks issue banknotes. (News to me.)
7. The next shoe to drop in the oil-price decline is panic among the petroleum-engineering departments of universities. See here, here, and here. Useful counter-evidence to the conventional wisdom that a dynamic global economy (or insert buzzword) increases the need for vocational, specialist, or technical education. It does the opposite.