Archive for September, 2005

Bandaid Outsourcing: The Big 3 Bloat and Kicking the Dead Dog

Friday, September 30, 2005 21:50 Comments Off

For an international finance & econ class, I have found myself in the most hated of positions: that of doing a group project. This includes both a presentation and paper on the topic of outsourcing. However, I got lucky this time, and matched up with a single group partner (ok, I like small groups) with [...]

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Detroit: Dead Frickin’ Broke

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 23:12 Comments Off

Detroit is two steps away from receivership. It’s gotten so bad that the Detroit city council has had to issue subpoenas to the mayor, police chief, and financial officers of the city, looking for answers. Mayoral spokesman Howard Hughey said Friday that the administration is deciding how to

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The Never-Ending Quest: Education

Monday, September 26, 2005 21:03 Comments Off

Finally, I am two classes away from wrapping up my Master of Arts in Economics (early spring) at Walsh College, and shortly thereafter, I complete my Master of Science in (Corporate) Finance. So late summer finds me done with it all. Oops — almost. In the fall, I’ll brush up on my advanced math – [...]

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Curiosity Killed the Praying Mantis

Sunday, September 25, 2005 17:17 Comments Off

Early this morning, I had a visitor on the porch. And then the curious lab discovered our visitor.

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Ruff

Thursday, September 22, 2005 23:37 Comments Off
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Thank God for Lincoln AND Depression…

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:17 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly: Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a “character issue”

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Cheap & Easy

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:06 Comments Off

Ford, strapped for dough, is getting it with the sale of Hertz. Private-equity firms (which buy large, influential stakes in firms, often taking public companies private) have been raising huge sums from investors, they are increasingly willing to bid together on deals and borrowing money is currently cheap and easy

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Victimology Diversity

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 3:53 Comments Off

Have a Holocaust of your own, and don’t be left out. the [British] Government set up several committees to advise it on tackling extremism in the Muslim community. Now these advisers reportedly want Tony Blair to scrap the annual Holocaust Memorial Day and replace it with a Genocide Day that would recognise the plight of [...]

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Go Into Debt…..Party……..

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 3:50 Comments Off

….and come out of that depression.

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Multicultural Economics

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 3:29 Comments Off

A hilarious take on evil “Anglo-Saxon” economics. This poorly-reasoned, psuedo-scholarly, highly-footnoted piece of dung will have you rolling. The author has one of the most genuine cases of hatred for wealth and humanity that I have yet to see. The tired cliches in regards to capital and wealth and redistribution are disguised by assorted footnotes [...]

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