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    Re: Article on whaling economics
    From: Matthew Bullard
    Date: 2016 Jan 10, 20:17 -0700
    Very cool article. Thanks, Frank. One thing I've thought was an innovation of the Yankee whaling businesses was their vertical integration, which isn't mentioned.

    Matt Bullard 

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    On Jan 9, 2016, at 2:34 PM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    There's a nice article in The Economist this week on whaling economics. While this will be old-hat for many of us, it's the sort of article that's worth forwarding to your friends who don't see much significance in whaling history for the modern world. This article draws a direct line between the finance system of New Bedford whaling and modern Silicon Valley venture capitalism. Ya can't beat that!

    Here's the link: www.economist.com/[...]-whaling-fin-tech.

    Frank Reed
    Conanicut Island USA
    PS: I haven't read The Economist in over a year. I have a love/hate relationship with its very long, well-written articles. Each issue demands to be read cover-to-cover but if I fall behind, O the Guilt! I came upon this article via an indirect route. Last night over dinner at "J22" (a nice new restaurant here on the island), I was having a rambling conversation with another local that ranged from Putin to Pitcairn Island, and he started talking about the economics of whaling. And here we are...


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