Tag: Business

Economists on the bailout

From Marginal Revolution: Economists Speak: As economists, we want to express to Congress our great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Paulson to deal with the financial crisis. We are well aware of the difficulty of the current […]

The Innovator, the Imitator, the Idiot

From The Big Picture | The Innovator, the Imitator, the Idiot: “Buffett once told me there are three ‘I’s in every cycle. The ‘innovator,’ that’s the first ‘I.’ After the innovator comes the ‘imitator.’ And after the imitator in the […]

Yahoo — Icahn is a better option??

OK Yahoo could have been a Microsoft division, all of Microsoft’s internet ambitions would have been handed over to them, they would have been able to run semi-autonomously. Or they can be ripped apart by private equity guys like Icahn […]

Online florists suck

I’ve had it with 1800flowers, with proflowers, with marthastewart’s site. In the past year I’ve ordered flowers from each and they have all resulted in various disasters — flowers never arrived, arrived damaged, or were pathetically bad. From now on […]

How do you recession-proof your career?

Ask The Readers: How Do You Recession-Proof Your Career? — some ideas from others. In my first real job, a wise mentor who had lived through recessions and layoffs gave me this advice: * Make sure you are working on […]

Gadget put options

TechForward: Guaranteed Buybacks for Consumer Electronics — via Marginal Revolution. Ideal for someone like me who surfs the wave of the latest technology.


Marginal Revolution: No More Making Fun of Canadian Money. Wow. The world has voted on the US economy and government policies.

Consumers Against Higher Interest Rates

I don’t know what R-67 is, but I’ve seen this group — Consumers Against Higher Insurance Rates — running numerous inflammatory ads against it. Google reveals that one of these “consumers” is State Farm, who has given $284K to the […]

Great Quotes re the market

The Big Picture | Great Market Quotes — I especially like John Maynard Keynes — “Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” and Kin Hubbard — “It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty […]

pmarca on aging and effectiveness

It is nice to think that there is some field out there in which I can still be productive… blog.pmarca.com: Age and the entrepreneur, part 1: Some data # This peak in productivity varies by field, from the late 20s […]

Best Starting Salaries

College grads see higher starting salaries this year – Jul. 12, 2007 via The Big Picture. Engineering rules yet again. Might be a tortoise and hare thing tho, I’m not convinced the picture is the same 20 and 30 years […]

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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