Author: Thomas De Maesschalck

  • If you build it.. they will not come

    Ah the joys of central planning by a supposedly superhuman creature named government. Here’s a video of New Ordos, a brand new Chinese city designed for 1 million citizens, built in just five years. But nobody moved in, the city is completely empty…

  • Freefall

    Wonder why the value of the US dollar is going down? The St. Louis Fed has one of the answers:

  • First Gamescom articles are up

    I went to Cologne, Germany for a couple of days this week to visit Gamescom. This new trade show is the replacement for the Games Convention in Leipzig and it was immediately a big hit, Koelmesse announced today that the first edition of the five-days long fair received a total of 245,000 visitors, making it […]

  • Going to Gamescom this week

    Wednesday morning I’m heading to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. This event is the (unofficial) successor of the Games Convention in Leipzig and will be one of the largest gaming expos in Europe. There will be four entertainment halls with nearly 400 exhibitors from all over the world, all major game publishers will be there and […]

  • How governments spin economic data (video)

    Today I came across an interesting video created by Chris Martenson, it deals with how accurate economic data really is. Martenson gives examples on how governments spin economic data such as inflation figures, unemployment, and GDP to make them look rosier than they really are. It’s just under 16 minutes long and definitely worth a […]