Autumnity #2

Fall is here

Finance & Economics
Central Florida might be done for. Have a look at this article from the Washington Post. If you are still curious have a look at his article from Newsweek 2018 ranking Florida as the worst state to live in. - Newsweek

A Spectacular Book Theft Has Been Solved! Books worth millions recovered in Romania, including the above worth around 250K euros. On 16 September, following the execution of a European investigation order, a house search led by the Romanian police in the county of Neamt uncovered the rare books buried underground. Reported stolen from a warehouse in Feltham (UK) in 2017, the priceless historical antiques included first editions of Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The have a combined value in excess of 2-3 million euros, but are deemed to be of international importance and are considered irreplaceable - Bookophile


Loch, Stock and Salmon - an adventure to the wild west coast of Scotland. - YouTube

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Pericles (495-429BC), the statesman who dominated the politics of Athens for thirty years, the so-called Age of Pericles, when the city’s cultural life flowered, its democracy strengthened as its empire grew, and the Acropolis was adorned with the Parthenon. In 431 BC he gave a funeral oration for those Athenians who had already died in the new war with Sparta which has been celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of all time, yet within two years he was dead from a plague made worse by Athenians crowding into their city to avoid attacks. Thucydides, the historian, knew him and was in awe of him, yet few shared that view until the nineteenth century, when they found much in Pericles to praise, an example for the Victorian age. - In Our Time Podcast Episode