Read it. It will make your day a little brighter. (It ends with "Kids, just rob banks.")
This is ridiculous: "The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions".
A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers
The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions
for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people.
As FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis reported Monday, these pensions are in bad shape; as of 2006, well before the market dropped and recession began, only 6% of these funds were doing well.
Although right now taxpayers could possibly be on the hook for $165 billion, the liability could essentially be unlimited because these pensions have to be paid out until the workers die.
Raleigh can’t match the cultural splendors of New York City, the financial clout of Chicago, or the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles. But it does have plenty of attractive qualities of its own.
Such as its high-tech industries, which have established Raleigh as an anchor of the famed Research Triangle.
And its high-profile universities, led by North Carolina State, which have cemented its reputation as an educational center.
And its status as a state capital, which has brought political prominence and economic stability.
And now you can add this: Raleigh is the major market that offers the best quality of life in America, according to a new study by Portfolio.com/bizjournals. . . .Raleigh earned first place, edging out two metros that are substantially larger, No. 2 Washington, D.C., and No. 3 Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Here's a concise guide to the major changes.
In short -- if, like me, you live in e-mail, you'll want this suite. If, on the other hand, you mainly use Word and Excel, and you don't use Outlook or use it rarely, this new version will rank on your nice-to-have rather than must-have list.
Basketball should be a team game. The other night Kobe was indivdually outstanding, but his team lost. The Suns had 10 guys contribute significantly and they looked like they were having fun.
I'm rooting for them over L.A.
. . . depending on how you look at it. "The magic cure":
For a range of ailments, from pain and nausea to depression and Parkinson’s disease, placebos--whether sugar pills, saline injections, or sham surgery--have often produced results that rival those of standard therapies.
It would be a good idea. Boy, do we need it.
One for economics would be nice, too.
List by D. Daniel Sokol at the Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog.
"The tide may be turning" against Oscar-nominated-film piracy.
Monopoly pricing will--unless government prevents it--sooner or later attract competitive entry. The Wall Street Journal presents an interesting story of how corks for wine bottles are being threatened by innovative plastic stoppers.
Link fixed now--thanks, Doug!