Archive | March, 2009

San Francisco Proposal to Black out Night Skyline

OK, this is actually a scene from Atlas Shrugged, the New York City forces owners of skyscrappers to black out unless they have polical pull. –> Proposal resurfaces to black out SF’s night skyline.

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Congressional Hypocrisy (Is that redundant?)

Please remember I am opposed any and all bailouts, but is anyone else appalled at the hypocrisy of Congress. They have only managed to balance one three budgets in the last 60 years, yet they think they can lecture AIG and others about their poor stewardship of investors money.

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von Mises Institute Author’s Forum: Hamilton’s Curse

I am adding this book, Hamilton’s Curse to my Eco anti-library. This shows the origins of the arguments about what to do in a time of financial crisis go all the back to the founding of the Republic. Best line, “At least Aaron Burr had a good reason for shooting someone, unlike Dick Cheney.”

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Contemplating large numbers

Try thinking about this the next time you hear someone say "$1 trillion." Seconds Minutes Hours Days Years                      1,000                      16.67                   0.28               0.012   0.000032                1,000,000                16,667               278               11.57   0.032488         1,000,000,000         16,666,667         277,778         11,574                32   1,000,000,000,000   16,666,666,667   277,777,778   […]

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In tough times, create a flanking product/service

This is a reprint from Holden Advisors newsletter, this is the best advice for pricing in these economic times. Emerging Market Innovations Protect Profits at Home Commentary By Mark Burton From Innovation Trickles in a New Direction, BusinessWeek.com, March 11, 2009 One the most effective ways to preserve the pricing power of high-value offerings is to have […]

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