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Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Published on May 21st, 2015

The first photograph probably isn’t as literal as some people would like… hear no evil. It refers to gossip about a woman’s sexuality, sexual identity or sexual history. Hear no evil. I can’t guarantee we’ll see no evil… but we try to hear no evil and speak no evil. Modelled by my adorable muse Megan.

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Increased Supply & Lower Demand Drive Prices Down

Published on May 19th, 2015

There is an interesting story unfolding around Australian iron ore production – group A states that groups B & C are oversupplying the weak market to drive down iron ore prices and push smaller players out of business. This is an interesting business strategy. Note: this post does not address the accusation of collusion.

Micro-Economic Supply & Demand Graphs

A simple micro-economic graph for demand shows that a commodity like iron ore will fall in price given lower demand. The less people want something, the less they are willing to pay.

An equivalent supply graph would show that increased supply also pushes down the market price of iron ore. And if there is increased supply of iron ore causing the iron ore prices to fall then the quantity of iron ore demanded will increase. Because, when you think about it, cheaper iron ore means cheaper steel means cheaper projects. And voila… projects that weren’t viable become viable. The equilibrium for quantity demanded in the market increases; customers want more iron ore.

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Dobbie in the Sun Room with a Cat’s Hatchet

Published on May 18th, 2015

The fun part of having a new kitten in the house is all of that mischief, play and the cut fingers from pushing my luck. The down side of having a kitten in the house is a constant attempted raiding of defrosted meat, the broken things that fall of shelves and the madness that kittens love to wreak in between being cute and smoodgie.

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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