Economy readings 11/29

* Mitch Ratcliffe points to NY Times article on borrowing billions to allow private SS investments. This does just seem nutty, we are already incredibly underfunded on SS commitments, borrowing even more doesn’t seem to be the path to fixing SS.
* From gadgetopia, the velocity of wikipedia. Fascinating display of the power of openness and community. Competing against efforts like this must be painful.
* Outsourcing to rural america.
* How to pitch into the long tail of bloggers
* Oprah’s favorite things list. I always find this show fascinating. The mania of the audience, the business behind the placements. Great theater and great business.