In the hotel in Vancouver there were instructions to follow in the event of an earthquake.
Regrettably only room for one under the desk.
On Chesapeake Bay out of Annapolis near Washington DC
Lolita the Opera was running in Prague but time did not permit because the caravan has to move on from the most beautiful city in Central Europe to Vienna, the city of rich deserts and coffee houses.
Sachas Chocolate shop
Making friends with the doorman at Cafe Central
Living large at the conference in the offices of the Central Bank,
We are here for an Austrian Economics Conference. The opening event was a tour of sacred sites for Austrian economists. The commentator noted the important function of coffee shops and bars as information exchanges before the proliferation of conferences and the internet. The program.
My contribution (strictly for nerds!). VIENNA-PAPER-AUG-22-VERSION
Despite my efforts the synergy of Popper and Austrian economics does not appear to be an idea whose time has come. In view of the demography of the Popper school if the synergy is not picked up soon by a younger generation it may need to be rediscovered in future by antiquarians or even archaeologists.
We passed another sacred site on the tour, the “Popper House”. This is not sacred for Austrian economics, it was noted because Popper and Hayek were friends and colleagues at the LSE and the Mont Pelerin Society. The house being renovated and it is not looking its best, covered with tarpaulins and advertisements. It is located practically in the main street where Popper’s father lived and also ran his law practice on a different floor in the building.
And then to Hong Kong. Looking from the hotel towards the airport.
Cattle grazing in the vicinity of the Great Buddha on a hilltop past the airport accessed by a spectacular chair lift. No idea what they were doing there.