Please Take My Money, 1-16-2019


Holy smokes, this is another great week for books. As Zach put it:

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Pull List – July 25, 2018

If I manage to actually attend the Phillies game tomorrow, I’m not sure if I’ll make it to the shop to pick up my books. Since returning from my Hawaii-induced hiatus, I’ve been a Wednesday regular again as I jockey between tradewaiting and single issues and utter shame. Nonetheless, you can read my top picks for the week here. Below is everything I’ll pick up:

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Out with Write Notepads, in with Field Notes

I’m officially down to my last copy of Write NotepadsChesapeake offering from last summer. As always, Write Notepads books hold up better than anything else on the market. I’m incredibly tough on my pocket notebooks, especially the ones I use for school, which was this Chesapeake’s charge. The books I use at school tend to take a beating because I shove them in and out of various pockets, jotting quick notes somewhat haphazardly. Consequently, it takes me a long time to fill them up. This Chesapeake lasted about six months, far longer than most.

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Erasable 100 Custom Confidants. — Reblogged from Pencil Revolution

From Johnny’s blog, Baron Fig is producing a limited amount of Confidant notebooks (hardback, little bigger than an A5, maybe) celebrating 100 episodes of the Erasable podcast

You have to hurry and order right now, like RIGHT NOW. TODAY. Get your very limited edition Baron Fig Confidant in yellow, with a red stamp to commemorate 100 episodes of the Erasable Podcast. Get them here, or suffer severe FOMO.

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On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll

On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll

The notion that China will be the intellectual, cultural, and finacial hegemonic presence in emerging economies is disturbing. What’s more, I can’t think of an administrstion less capable – or perhaps inclined – to deal with it. Telling was this particular quote, “The best course for Washington is to offer a positive vision of physical and digital connectivity while taking concrete steps to limit the initiative’s most illiberal effects.” I don’t see Washington doing THAT any time soon.