I do realize that producing three posts a day one week, then one post per week the other, is rather ineffective. But what can one do with the vagaries of life’s schedules. For now, here’s another Open Thread to relieve the last one.
Our ancient car broke down so we will need to get another. I notice that the two most popular cars in Russia are the Lada Granta and the Lada Vesta, while the Lada Largus is in 7th place. Most of the rest on that list are mostly or entirely assembled within Russia. Indeed, as of 2017, Russia vehicle production (1.55M) was almost entirely equal to its vehicle sales (1.60M), according to OICA data.
I finished China’s Economy by Arthur Kroeber (h/t Polish Perspective). I agree with him that it is an excellent overview of that topic.