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September 13, 2010

8. The Speculative Nature of Money Holding and the Fundamental Instability of Capitalism

Without money, the grand economic structure of global capitalism could not stand. But at the same time, it is money ...

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June 15, 2010

5. Holding Money

THE PUREST FORM OF SPECULATION ...

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March 01, 2010

2. Capitalism: A System Based on Speculation

What is speculation? In general terms, it means to conjecture without firm evidence, and in particular refers to the act ...

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November 24, 2009

Pan-Fired Tea (2) 

Japanese tea owes its green color to the lack of fermentation. While steamed teas are far more common, there ...

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November 04, 2009

Pan-Fired Tea (1)

Japanese tea owes its green color to the lack of fermentation. While steamed teas are far more common, there is ...

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September 13, 2009

Dried Kaki (1)

The kaki (Diospyros kaki), or Japanese persimmon, is one of the few fruits that are native to Japan. Until sugar ...

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August 03, 2009

Konbu (Kelp)

Since ancient times the Japanese have taken in essential minerals, such as sodium, calcium, and potassium, as well as iodine ...

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March 30, 2009

Dried Bonito

Dried bonito is a major source of the traditional soup stock that is essential to so many Japanese dishes. The ...

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March 10, 2009

Eight-Rowed Corn

Eight-rowed corn sustained the lives of those who had newly settled Hokkaido in the late nineteenth onward. It has since ...

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December 16, 2008

Koji, an Aspergillus

Miso soup for breakfast and dinner, soy sauce that always makes it on the dining table, the evening cup of ...

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