Tuesday assorted links

1. The cow culture that is Dutch.

2. New evidence on the gradual and seventeenth century roots of the Industrial Revolution (pdf).

3. Payments systems and other features of life in Dubai, interesting, by Alice Wilkie.  And is Daesh moving to a gold standard?  In fact it’s always been a substitute for trust.

4. If they put some crummy paintings into British museums and hang them, few people seem to notice or care.

5. “The problem with the Swedish housing market is that there are no houses and there is no market.

6. Abbas Kiarostami has passed away.  Virtually all of his movies are worth watching, and often more than once.

7. The coming Italian referendum.  And how Remain lost.


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