Count every F in the following sentence.
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
How many did you count? See the correct answer here.
Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Count every F in the following sentence.
Carpe Diem Exclusive: In a previous Carpe Diem exclusive, I reported in January that 15 U.S. states set historical record-low jobless rates in 2006 - nobody else reported this. Well, the labor market news just keeps getting better all the time, now more than 1 out of every 3 states has set a record-low unemployment rate since last July, and yet nobody reports this??
From today's WSJ: The American Economic Association announced Friday that Susan Athey, a 36-year-old professor at Harvard University with professional interests ranging from deepest economic theory to Canadian timber auctions, had won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, awarded every two years to the nation's most promising economist under the age of 40. No woman had won the medal in its 60-year history.
Check out this hilarious video clip of Will Farrell in "The Landlord."
From my commentary in today's Detroit Free Press "Don't Buy Into Myth on Price Gouging:"
From today's WSJ, an excellent commentary titled "Gasbags" by two former Texas Congressmen (Bill Archer and Chalres Stenholm), who apparently understand basic economics (see excerpts below), in contrast to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), sponsor of the Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act, who could use some remedial economic lessons about price controls.
Folding@home is one of the world's largest "distributed computing projects" and is designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics simulations. It was launched by Stanford University's Chemistry department in 2001 "to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases."
From today's NY Times, an interesting article "Eastern Europe Becomes a Center for Outsourcing:"
Vancouver-based MedSolution helps Americans and Canadians "explore global health options" and connects patients with international hospitals as a reaction to the exorbitant prices of health care in the United States, and the increasingly long wait lists of Canada and the United Kingdom.
If someone comes along and offers you an opportunity superior to any other that you have, is "exploitation" an appropriate term to describe that offer?
We hear a lot about the "disappearance of the middle class," and general economic "gloom and doom," even though the jobless rate is at a 6-year low of 4.4%? But we don't always hear so much about the incredible economic opportunities that exist today, and the many amazing stories of successful entrepreneurs in the U.S.
In a previous post, I wrote about the growing demand in China for luxury cars, including Cadillacs and Buicks, because of the growing wealth, income and prosperity there.
From $1.05/British Pound in February 1985 to $2/BP today, see graph above (click to enlarge) and read about it here.
Check out the "Virgiana Tech Massacre" listing on Wikipedia. Within 24 hours, there was already an extensive listing including a description of events, a detailed timeline, 100+ references, etc.
A typical and true story: A huge multinational corporation (MNC) has moved into a low-income area with promises of jobs that pay better than the local average. Actually, those jobs pay below the average for that industry, but the locals do not seem to care.
One question I keep asking home sellers is "Are you committed to price or committed to sell?"
According to Lying In Ponds, the most partisan columnists so far this year are:
Q1: What's the opposite of "pro?"
Toyota Camry (above) is the #1 selling car in the U.S., but ranks only #26 in the Flint, Michigan area, where the Chevy Impala is the #1 seller, and where 9 of the top 10 cars are GM products.
Thanks to deregulation, innovation, globalization and competition, there have been some marvelous developments in the securities industry that have significantly benefited average investors, to the point that it would be hard for investors in the 1960s to imagine.