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Richard Bitner

Planet of Slums
Mike Davis

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(1981, Bertrand Tavernier, recommended by Don E.)

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (1964, Vittorio de Sica)

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May 2008 Entries

Saturday Quiz: Ethanol and Oil
(May 31, 2008)

Wishful Thinking, Speculation and Oil
(May 30, 2008)

The VERY DANGEROUS Book You Must Not Read
(May 29, 2008)

The Housing Capital Trap Snaps Shut
(May 28, 2008)

When You've Paved Over Your Own Country and Can't Feed Yourself--Buy Up Another Country's Farms
(May 27, 2008)

Is There an Organization of Grain-Exporting Countries (OGEC) in Our Future?
(May 26, 2008)

Saturday Quiz: Energy Wasted on Electronic Standby
(May 24, 2008)

The Haves and the Have-Nots: of Time
(May 23, 2008)

Housing's False Bottom
(May 22, 2008)

How Low Interest Rates Fueled the Housing Bubble But Can't Stop the Bust
(May 21, 2008)

Energy Independence Is National Security
(May 20, 2008)

The Fulcrum of the Mideast?
(May 19, 2008)

Saturday Quiz: Small Car Horsepower
(May 17, 2008)

The Future of Social Networking
(May 16, 2008)

The Mandate of Heaven:
Respectfully Disagreeing with Jim Rogers

(May 15, 2008)

The Housing Bust and Lending: The Worst Is Yet to Come
(May 14, 2008)

The Seductive Illusion of Incremental Change
(May 13, 2008)

When Long Cycles and Depletions Intersect
(May 12, 2008)

Saturday Haiku and An Oil Quiz
(May 10, 2008)

Oil: One Last Head-Fake?
(May 9, 2008)

What's Up (Down) with Rents?
(May 8, 2008)

Fragility, Bottlenecks and Brittleness
(May 7, 2008)

Has the Faltering Dollar Reached Maximum Pessimism?
(May 6, 2008)

Is Pessimism Extreme Enough to Mark a Housing Bottom? No.
(May 5, 2008)

Saturday Quiz: Population Density of Cities
(May 3, 2008)

Inventory and Foreclosures: Is The Bottom Really In?
(May 2, 2008)

Garbage In, Garbage Out
(May 1, 2008)

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