This stuff has happened in Haiti; that’s where the word “zombie” comes from. There are books about it, the most famous ones by Dr. Wade Davis (Passage of Darkness and The Serpent and the Rainbow). WOW! Now, I don’t mind paying for a game that I buy on a CD and install in my own computer. But for that, I pay one time only, and the game is mine to play as often as I wish, with no further costs. But to pay to play on an ongoing basis for a game you are never going to own, and to have nothing to show for the money that, to me, is incomprehensible..

The investigation into Oakley’s misconduct led to a very public airing of Madeira Beach’s dirty laundry, the Tampa Bay Times reported in September. During one hearing, Oakley’s attorney began shouting at McGrady and insisting she had been having an affair with Crawford in 2012, when the two were married to different people. McGrady insisted it was untrue.

In the past couple of decades, cultured pearls have been produced using larger oysters in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. The largest pearl oyster is the Pinctada maxima, which is roughly the size of a dinner plate. South Sea pearls are characterized by their large size and warm luster.

At Anchor Fish Chips, you can catch (because fish!) neo soul marvel Sarah White (Saturday) and Americana rockers Romantica (Sunday). Post punk quartet Savages’ bristly, aggressive, pointedly declarative 2013 debut, Silence Yourself, is, perhaps surprisingly, all about love. True, it’s love in its full array of gnarly complications jealousy, boredom, fear, betrayal.

It’s obvious that for a community to have, say, a certain number of highly skilled engineers, it must have a certain number of functional families raising children with the discipline to become trained as engineers, and some form of schooling that does the training, and a sufficiently pacified environment so that those who might become engineers are not compelled, as teenagers, to join a gang to survive, or to avenge the rape of their sister, and that to have all of these things one must have a lot of other things as well. Since all this is articulated through money, a true understanding of economics would find ways of using money to measure all this. And that continuity in meaning can be “read off” of all the phenomena we see around us, in new terminological coinages, in slippages in the use of familiar terms, in new specializations that either degrade qualifications or represent genuinely new disciplinary spaces.