Monthly Archives: December 2011

Is Google Being Evil?

Google is famed for its proclaimed philosophy of Don’t Be Evil, but recently Google’s Matt Cutts advocated suppressing the political speech of unpopular people. Traditionally, we grant to many arguably evil people the right to say what they want so … Continue reading

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Programming at the Bottom of the World

The Wall Street Journal recently described several startups that are helping people to learn to develop software, including Treehouse Island, specializing in web and mobile phone development technologies such as HTML5 and Android. One of their customers, Nahuel Chaves replied: … Continue reading

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Climbing the Economic Ladder in Chile

Many advocates of further socialization of the Chilean education system claim that Chile is a country where the poor remain poor while the rich get richer. However, growing economies almost always benefits the poor more than the rich, and economist … Continue reading

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Casual Friday Comes to Chile Every Summer Day

The paternalistic Chilean government launched a campaign to get men to stop wearing neckties in the summer. They hope to reduce air conditioning and energy costs! According to the Global Post, government officials are not eager to set a good … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Capitulates to Chile

Arnon Kohavi, head of Yarden Venture Capital, announced this week that he is leaving Chile because he was unable to raise capital for his fund. He hoped that with matching funds available from the central economic planning agency of the … Continue reading

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Abolish Small Coins in the USA and Chile

One of the little annoyances of life in Chile is checking out of grocery stores where the cashiers always ask if you mind them stealing a trivial sum of tiny aluminum coins from you. It costs more to ask you … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Move to Chile

The most popular post of this blog explains why people in the USA and Europe should consider a move to Chile, so this is be a good time to update it with more reasons. The previous post was an upbeat … Continue reading

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