Category Archives: Economics

Ukraine War Day #328: Boy Meets Tractor

Dear Readers: In today’s issue of Pravda, we are going to talk about — what else? — the HARVEST! [little Soviet joke there]. I mean, war is war, but you still gotta eat, right? So, I have this piece by … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #325: What’s Up With Ukrainian Electrons?

Dear Readers: Despite previous (vague) promises to do a piece on the recent Russian army shake-up, I have wisely decided not to engage on that topic. Not having much value to offer, frankly. In the last couple days I read … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #288: Zelensky’s Strange Choices [concluded]

Dear Readers: Yesterday we saw how Zelensky is a busy little bee, selling off parcels of Ukrainian land and even whole cities, to the most disgusting and predatory Finance Capitalists on the face of this planet. Today we will see … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #287: Zelensky’s Strange Investment Choices – From Company Towns To Kiddie Porn

Dear Readers: I began my journey down the rabbit hole when I just happened to see this piece in the Russian press, from a couple of days back. The source cited is Ilya Kiva, a former Ukrainian Parliamentarian who eventually … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #276: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part III)

Dear Readers: Concluding this mini-series within a series, with my review of this piece by reporter Darya Volkova. Darya’s main source is an economist named Ivan Lizan. We have met Ivan before in previous posts, which is why I was … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #275: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part II)

Dear Readers: Continuing our discussion. The Viktor Alksnis tweet was in response to this piece from November 23. The lede paragraph: Ukraine may permit the transit of ammonia from Russia; but only in the context of a prisoner exchange in … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #274: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part I)

Dear Readers: Valued reader Ortensio F. posted a comment on my blog alluding to a Telegram “Tweet” posted yesterday by Viktor Alksnis, aka “The Black Colonel”. I want to discuss this tweet, but I plan to do this in two … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #271: To The Last Ukrainian (concluded)

Dear Readers: To help us figure out what is going on in Kherson, I have two pieces, this one from yesterday (reporter is Mikhail Moshkin), and this op-ed from a couple of days ago, written by Igor Karaulov, the title … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #255: Russia Returns To Grain Deal

Dear Readers: Most of you are probably aware that Russia returned to the Grain Deal a few days back. Recall that Russia demonstratively pulled out of the deal after the Ukrainians demonstratively attacked Russia’s Black Sea fleet in Sebastopol. Russian … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #249: King Coal Karma

“The fire? It has been alive as long as I have. We talk and think together all night long. It’s like a book to me – the only book I ever learned to read; and many an old story it … Continue reading

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