The very first Leica M 35 F/2.  In asia we called it the 8 elements.  One of my most be loved lenses, works extremely well with the Leica M Monochrom.  This particular one is on sale at my friend’s shop, honestly I have never seen one in such great condition.  Its more than mint, I would rate it like new.  Please contact if your interested in it.  

(via leicagraph)

The complaint one makes against that anti-social jargon, which so easily passes for economic science, is that it is in ludicrous opposition to the common observation of facts. Political economy professes to be a science based on observation. But the bitter pedantry which often usurps that name usually assumes its facts, after it has rounded off dogmas to suit its clients. In practice this magazine of untruth escapes detection for two reasons. One is that the facts relating to labour are invariably seen through the spectacles of capital… The second reason which obscures the truth about industry is, that the facts about capital are almost never honestly disclosed.

Benjamin Harrison, 1872

Great explanation of why economists seem to be wrong so often about economic policies.

(via stoweboyd)

Photography has many similarities with poetry. There’s not a strong relationship between the disciplines, but there is a tight one between the sensibilities. Black and white is minimalist. Poetry is just literature with the water squeezed out of it and good literature is just journalism that doesn’t grow old. This says a lotto me about what makes good photojournalism.
Larry Towell