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50 Fascinating Things I've Read Lately

When I read something I like, I try to write it down. In no particular order, here are 50 things I've read lately that, for one reason or another, caught my attention. "Today, of Americans officially designated as 'poor,' 99 percent have electricity, running water, flush toilets, and a refrigerator; 95 percent have a television, 88 percent a telephone, 71 percent a car and 70 percent air conditioning. Cornelius Vanderbilt had none of these.

"--Matt Ridley "As late as the 1950s, New York's garment industry was the nation's largest manufacturing cluster. "If everyone worldwide had the same chance of becoming a billionaire, you'd expect the chance of a billionaire child having a billionaire parent to be one out of 9.3 million. "Two married 66-year-olds with roughly average earnings over their lives will end up paying about $110,000 in dedicated Medicare taxes through the payroll tax, including the portion their employers pay. "Don't have $7.5 million? Solve for Interesting. Daily Speculations. Mar March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment Nothing highlights the effect of currency moves like foreign travel.

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The dollar had a major upmove this past year against major currencies. A 20% discount on everything is notable when traveling. I'm in Japan now where everything is cheap to begin with (I guess due to deflation) and subtracting another 5th is amazing. March 9, 2015 | 13 Comments Kindly vote for the best entry to "what is a trader" contest.

March 9, 2015 | 70 Comments I'm holding a snap contest with a $ 1,500 reward. [Sorry, the contest is now closed. The New Republic. Library of Economics and Liberty. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. WebofDebt Articles. April 29th, 2013 Bail-out Is Out, Bail-in Is In: Time for Some Publicly-Owned Banks The crossing of the Rubicon into the confiscation of depositor funds was not a one-off emergency measure limited to Cyprus.

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Similar “bail-in” policies are now appearing in multiple countries. What triggered the new rules may have been a series of game-changing events including the refusal of Iceland to bail out its banks and their depositors; Bank of America’s commingling of its ominously risky derivatives arm with its depository arm over the objections of the FDIC; and the fact that most EU banks are now insolvent. A crisis in a major nation such as Spain or Italy could lead to a chain of defaults beyond anyone’s control, and beyond the ability of federal deposit insurance schemes to reimburse depositors. Read more... - Where ideas and people meet. Tech. People. Money.

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Syllables, Scrabble Letters, and Picking Brand Names - Rich Barton

This is a question I often get asked by consumer product/service entrepreneurs. In light of Microsoft’s re-launch of Microsoft MSN Live Search as “Bing”, I thought it timely to re-fresh some old thoughts I’ve had about naming, words, and branding. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I believe it is much more powerful long-term to make up a new word (e.g., Expedia, Zillow, or recently Glassdoor, 3 words that my teams have created) than it is to use a literal word (e.g.,,, or The siren’s song of a literal brand or a brand that is evolved from a literal word is hard to resist. Homonyms and Branding I know you have busily been thinking of counter-examples, so I’ll try to head off one of them at the pass: Homonyms.

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