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Spread of the Printing Press in Europe

Spread of the Printing Press in Europe

Sunday, February 13, 2011 16:49

Interesting article that analyizes the spread of the priting press in Europe and how it affected the growth of cities that had one. http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/6092...

Does Pollution Affect Lives

Does Pollution Affect Lives

Monday, June 1, 2009 23:31

I have worked at companies with good leadership and poor leadership.  Generally you don’t appreciate the good leadership until you have been in a situation with poor leadership.   ...

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Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer

Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer

Saturday, March 14, 2009 20:35

In case you didn't already know Jim Cramer came onto the Daily Show March 12th to be interviewed by a well prepared and angry Jon Stewart.  I was impressed at how good of a job Stewart did at not allowing Cramer ...

A New Look at Poverty

A New Look at Poverty

Monday, January 5, 2009 20:30

I  geek out on creative ways to analyze data, I LOVE it.  So when my buddy Jeff forwarded me the below l actually watched it twice in a row.  It is a little long but absolutely worth it. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

Peter Schiff Calls the Financial Crisis Starting in 2006

Peter Schiff Calls the Financial Crisis Starting in 2006

Friday, November 14, 2008 13:16

Below is a YouTube video of Peter Schiff battling with various talking heads about the direction the economy is headed. I have to give the man credit for both being dead on right and also not losing his cool as people mocked him for thinking we were headed into ...

McCain vs Obama: Economics

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:34

This is a very interesting article about the economic policies of both candidates. I will look at the article more closely in a bit (to verify mostly) and will return to comment in the comments section. Assuming this article interprets all the policies correctly, to summarize: 1. Obama's promised revenue from ...

Financial Advice from a Billionaire

Friday, October 17, 2008 14:20

Despite who you root for or against in the NBA, you have to respect Mark Cuban for his business accumen. I really approve of this advice regarding personal finances in the current market. http://blogmaverick.com/2008/10/15/where-to-put-your-money-right-now/#comments This is for anyone who has under 250k dollars in stocks and bonds and also has debt. If you ...

Taxes - Income Tax vs. Consumption Tax

Friday, October 17, 2008 13:25

I've always had an internal debate about the issue of Consumption Tax and whether it is ultimately more fair than the income tax. Looking at the issue from a general perspective, consumption tax makes more sense. You pay for what you consume. This proportionally taxes the rich since they theoretically ...

The Economic Crisis in Pictures

The Economic Crisis in Pictures

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 19:43

Various pictures describing the financial crisis I have found on the Internet.  Special thanks to all the work of the good people on fark.  ...

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Quote of the Day

Saturday, October 11, 2008 11:45

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. - Richard Feynman

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