Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Mystery of the Kibbutz


Robert enjoyed this podcast.

Economist and author Ran Abramitzky of Stanford University talks about his book, The Mystery of the Kibbutz, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Abramitzky traces the evolution of the kibbutz movement in Israel and how the kibbutz structure changed to cope with the modernization and development of the Israeli economy. The conversation includes a discussion of how the history of the kibbutz might help us to understand the appeal and challenges of the socialism and freedom.

Smokey Sail

Robert used up his remaining marital capital this weekend participating in the J24 District races.
Suffice it to say that the deck of these things is no place for a 51 year-old. Makes for good sunset viewing, though. Note the group of boats way way, like way, ahead of the boat Robert was on.


race sunset