U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They collect this data through a joint venture at droughtmonitor.unl.edu which gives an API to download this data for a variety of parameters e.g. time … Continue reading US Droughts Per County
Against the backdrop of a novel coronavirus, forcing 1.7 billion individuals worldwide into quarantine during the early months of 2020, the world was paused. In that pause, we collectively watched the drawn out and tormented murder of a 46-year-old father of five. With an officer's knee crushing the nape of his neck we heard his … Continue reading White Working Class Identity and Race.
Most students and academics of economics if asked to draw the family tree of Economic theory would start at the root and write down one thing: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776. They would then go on to expand the economic family tree with full ignorance of any deeper roots to the discipline. In … Continue reading Richard Cantillon: Renegade Entrepreneur and Founder of Economics (1660 – 1734)
Bretton Woods Conference, July 1944. UN Photo This essay will focus on the stability of the international monetary framework that was set-up in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944 by 29 nations. Specifically whether the fixed exchange rate that was the pillar of this framework provided the stability that lead to what is commonly called … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Bretton Woods Empire