Monthly Archives: February 2011

Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics

Freakonomics: The Movie is now out on DVD and Blu-ray. If you haven’t seen it yet, the movie features Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, and was made by a dream team of documentary directors including Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).

via Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics.

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in economy, info


Bahraini soldiers fire on protesters; 50 injured

Bahrain Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising to break the political grip of the Gulf nation’s leaders.

Officials at the main Salmaniya hospital said at least 50 people were injured, some with gunshot wounds. Some doctors and medics on emergency medical teams were in tears as they tended to the wounded. X-rays showed bullets still lodged inside victims.

via Bahrain forces fire on protesters; 50 injured – Yahoo! News.

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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in economy, food, humanity, immigration, politics


what is your worth

A cheaper substitute might mean buying nothing. Personal coaches, for example, usually sell against this alternative. It’s not a matter of finding a cheaper coach, it’s more about having no coach at all. Same with live music. People don’t go to cheaper concerts, they just don’t value the concert enough to go at all.

via Seth’s Blog: On pricing power.

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Posted by on February 17, 2011 in business, economy, investing, money, think


crisis in Bahrain

  • Two Bahrainis dead as rebellion escalates
  • King’s rare TV address promises loosening of state controls
  • Security forces hold back but key highways are blocked

Thousands of protesters poured into a main square in Bahrain’s capital today in an Egypt-style rebellion that sharply escalated pressure on authorities as the Arab push for change gripped the Gulf for the first time.

via Arab crisis: Bahrain’s turn as protesters demand political reform and freedoms | Mail Online.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in economy, humanity, immigration, money, politics, think, trends


Immigration officer fired after putting wife on list of terrorists to stop her flying home | Mail Online

An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects.

He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is ‘not conducive to the public good’.

As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family.

The tampering went undetected until the immigration officer was selected for promotion and his wife name was found on the suspects’ list during a vetting inquiry.

via Immigration officer fired after putting wife on list of terrorists to stop her flying home | Mail Online.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in humanity, immigration, marriage, think


$8,000 Gold soon


Speaking at Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, James Turk forecast that gold could reach $8,000 per ounce by 2013-2015. He added that that may be too conservative.

Turk, the founder of digital gold currency GoldMoney, said individuals should own bullion not as an investment, but as a wealth preserver.


$8,000 Gold by 2013-2015 May be Too Cheap « MineFund.

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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in business, economy, forex, gold, investing, money


Big Bucks, Big Pharma

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Posted by on February 7, 2011 in economy, health, politics, think

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