Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Thursday Music Link
from the "topics for discussion" list - one day, Turkey will be in the EU (yes it will). Turkey has twice the population of Poland and half the GDP per capita. It is also full of people with expertise in the building trades. Casual empiricism - I went on holiday there a couple of years ago in the last two weeks of May which marked the end of the construction season before a moratorium came in for the tourist season - suggests that these guys have a hell of a work ethic, if perhaps lacking somewhat in risk aversion. I watched a McMansion being put up from my balcony over the week and wow. At one point, there was a storey going up every day, but I got the strong impression that every time the muezzin came on the tannoy down in town, the builders were rushing off to pray that the morning's work would still be standing when they came back. So anyway, what cultural impact would we expect the obvious labour market consequences of Turkish EU accession to have in the UK, given what we've seen with Poland? I suppose I've just argued that it depends on whether there's a housing bubble going on.
For some reason I have "The Impression That I Get" on my mind, but I like this one better.
this item posted by the management 9/09/2010 02:02:00 AM