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 Yes, it certainly is worth discussing. As another example, there is a massive oversupply of law students at present. There are something like 67 000 lawyers (solicitors and barristers) in Australia at present, but there are currently more than 35 000 people studying law at university. This is happening at a time when the legal industry is shrinking, rather than growing. I think that there are now eight or nine law schools in Queensland, two of which just opened in the...
 I used to, but moved away from the sector 12 years ago now. However, my wife is a sessional lecturer, as well as running her own business related to her teaching area, and she's well aware that as she has no interest in research or publishing, she has no chance whatsoever at ever getting a permanent position. We also live near the university where my wife teaches and a lot of people whom we know and socialise with are academics of one stripe or another. While I was...
 This happens all the time, doesn't it? Haute couture/name brand designers incorporate very expensive items into their seasonal campaigns, perhaps with a particular twist added to them. Most people can't afford them or aren't willing to pay those prices, but the items are featured in ad spreads and billboards. Then, one or two seasons later, versions of those designs end up at Gap, Century 21, or somewhere similar, priced for the masses.
I just stumbled upon this fatuous opinion piece by the VC of The University of Sydney:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/look-beyond-deregulation-uncertainty-to-the-benefits-of-university-20141217-128s56.html These two parts caught my attention:  Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I fail to see how increasing fees (which is what the inevitable result of deregulation will be) will "make university more accessible for students from disadvantaged backgrounds". Those...
Personally, I wouldn't want to live in an apartment that has what appears to be translucent cladding over most of the windows. I'd like to you, you know, actually have a view if the building's position allows it.
 I also thought that it was the worst thing I'd ever seen, until someone posted a link to "bow ties" that looked similar to the wooden ones above but which were made out of cut-out aluminium. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1004547155/bow-ties-damico-aluminum-leather-wood The horror... the horror... What makes it even worse is that the Kickstarter campaign managed to raise twice as much as they were aiming to raise. Who the hell is kicking in money for an aluminium...
 Great - thank you very much! Let's hope that someone (hint, hint!) decides to stock some cordovan ones again, if shell cordovan becomes more freely available.
 @gyasih - I'd like to be able to help but I probably can't as I'm flying overseas in a couple of days and won't be back for a few weeks. Still, if you'd like to send me a PM, I'm happy to see if I can be of assistance. However, it's worth noting that postage from Australia to elsewhere in the world is ridiculously expensive. I think that it will cost AUD$65 or more to send a parcel containing a pair of shoes from here to the US, and that's without insurance. I know that...
^ That's a relief - good to see that they're making a less obtrusive version without the tacky logos slapped all over it.   Now all they need to do is bring back the ACG Mowabb and I'll be a happy man.
Dirty Old Man.
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