Author Archives: John C

Electrifying the railroad, a miracle, a Taiwan miracle

In 1949, with a communist regime in mainland China, and a capitalist regime in Taiwan. It was an economic race to show which system worked the best in a Chinese context. We will explore how the outcome was a Taiwan miracle.  So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of […]

Trujillo builds a beach resort for Batista

Today is one of those stories of a badly remembered leader who built many things that his successors couldn’t keep going. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. The stamp […]

A never issued stamp from an occupied Ethiopia by way of Switzerland

How should we think about a never issued, though officially sanctioned stamp. Well, by discussing the situation that brought it about. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. The visuals […]

Germany earns enough trust for bird flight line train connection to Denmark

Much of Denmark consist of islands, including the capital Copenhagen. Islands offer a natural secure barrier. To lower those barriers requires trust and trust must be earned. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays […]