Important public announcementDecember 31, 2014 Tim WorstallCurrent Affairs13 CommentsThere are only 358 shopping days to Christmas previousWell, yesnextSnigger 13 thoughts on “Important public announcement” GalaPie December 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm Good thing I just bought my husband’s card for next year then. Might have cut it a bit fine otherwise… Bloke in Costa Rica December 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm 359 if you count today. And 307 if you don’t count Sundays. Just a little bit of New Year’s Eve pendantry. dearieme December 31, 2014 at 4:42 pm Why would you not count Sundays? Ah, you expect a Labour government? Bloke in Costa Rica December 31, 2014 at 5:03 pm Well, Tim’s in Portugal. Dunno if they still honour the Sabbath, but as a Catholic country they no doubt used to. Having said that, this place is nominally Catholic and the mini-supermarket was open on the 25th when I popped out for some last-minute bits and pieces I’d forgotten. SadButMadLad December 31, 2014 at 5:04 pm Some people have already started. I know someone who sells handmade Christmas cards and they just sold 20 on Boxing Day. Bloke in Germany December 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm And in case I forget as I am wont, happy Christmas 2015 and have a fantastic 2016. Paul Ralley December 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm Well, Easter Sunday is the only day that all the big shops will be shut, so is that 357. That said, many people seem to have their Christmas lights up already! Alan_t December 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm Some people have ALREADY got their Xmas decs up bloke (not) in spain December 31, 2014 at 7:52 pm But there are 723 to Xmas ’16. Shop early to avoid the rush. bloke (not) in spain December 31, 2014 at 10:57 pm And as it’s getting near that time, a profound thanks to our host for a year’s entertainment, education, amusement & a good place to hang when there’s work needs doing elsewhere. Wasp December 31, 2014 at 11:45 pm Perfect time to do Christmas shopping for decorations and cards this. All the shops are shifting their unwanted stock really cheap, you can save a lot of money buying it now and just shove it in a box in the loft/shed/outbuilding til next year. Also, since it’s close to that time, Happy New Year everyone. Tractor Gent January 1, 2015 at 1:34 am OT, but I wonder if you’ve seen this Tim: http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/16/12/125008/article “How energy conversion drives economic growth far from the equilibrium of neoclassical economics” I saw a reference to it on phys.org, but I’ve no idea whether it says anything particularly novel. Tim Worstall January 1, 2015 at 8:34 am Well beyond me I’m afraid. Don’t have the physics or the maths to be able to judge it. They do say “we’re not at the neoclassical equilibrium” though as if that’s a surprise. Which it ain’t. We’re never at equilibrium, that’s a state we tend to rather than reach. so, without actually understanding it I would suggest that it has the usual econophysics problem, they’ve not understood the economics they are trying to critique. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.