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  • Singapore

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Thu 24th Jan 13

    Following the suggestions of Tyler Cowen, I went to Singapore. It's just like people say: clean, rich, multicultural, efficient and with great street food. Here's an ad that shows the main concerns of the locals. Kid's grades seem to be the main issue.

  • Pereira, Nadalin, Monasterio & Albuquerque "Urban Centrality: a simple index"

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Thu 6th Dec 12

    Pereira, R. H. M., Nadalin, V., Monasterio, L. and Albuquerque, P. H. M. (2012), Urban Centrality: A Simple Index. Geographical Analysis. doi: 10.1111/gean.12002 This study introduces a new measure of urban centrality. The proposed urban centrality index

  • Niemeyer & Kraftwerk

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Thu 6th Dec 12

    ... for some strange reason they go well together.Brasilia in the 1960s.A great slide show of Niemeyer and his works.(FYI , I do enjoy living in Braslia. Check my guide. ) 

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  • They say "social responsibility", I say price discrimination

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Thu 12th Jan 12

    Anglica Grill, a all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet (rodzio) in So Paulo, offers a 50% discount for people that went through bariatric surgery.  In Portuguese: In English (Google Translation of the page).(HT, Prosa Econmica)

  • Braslia for Tourists

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Thu 31st Mar 11

    Braslia is not as human unfriendly as it looks for the first time visitor. I guess that the best thing to do is to take a walk on its Superquadras, like SQS 308, and feel how it is to live here. The main tourist attractions are just there: Congresso Nacional,

  • Rio de Janerio murder rate shows a sharp fall

    posted to Leonardo Monasterio's Blog on Wed 2nd Feb 11

    30 homicides per 100,000 is not a rate to be proud of. Nevertheless, things are getting better in Rio (and in So Paulo as well). I am not following the debate, but possible causes are: demographics, rising incarceration rates, new police practices, and falling

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  • You say The culture that is Brazil, I say price discrimination

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Thu 12th Jan 12

    Or is it the other way around? From the always-excellent Leonard Monasterio:Anglica Grill, a all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet (rodzio) in So Paulo, offers a 50% discount for people that went through bariatric surgery. In Portuguese: In English (Google Translation

  • Does Brasilia work?

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Fri 15th Apr 11

    That Brasilia is a monstrosity of a planned city, reflecting all of the worst excesses of rationalist constructivism and other Hayekian bugaboos, is a common cliche. But the evidence does not support that picture.Here is one eloquent paean to the livability

  • Assorted links

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Fri 11th Feb 11

    1. The role of public sector research in drugs and vaccines, and here.2. China five books of the day.3. There is no Great Stagnation.  And Dutch strandbeests: There is no Great Stagnation.  And Dirk reviews TGS.  And a Robert Teitelman review.