Monthly Archives: September 2012

Former President of Chile Publishes Memoirs

Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos recently published, The Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future and asserted: A society that is built on neoliberal economic ideas will indeed foster GDP growth and innovation. But unless it … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Bad Investment Advice

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published a story, Protecting Your Bucket, about financial radio talk show host Raymond Lucia being persecuted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for giving bad investment advice. WSJ community contributor Mike Hogan comments … Continue reading

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Resetting Government in the USA

Although I reckon that no country with greater than 10 million people can be governed well and that voting with your feet is a better than voting in a ballot booth, in this guest post Wall Street Journal Community contributor … Continue reading

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Europe Bans Full Body X-ray Scanners

According to the Daily Mail, Europe has banned full body x-ray scanners in airports: The last remaining full-body X-ray airport scanners are to be scrapped within weeks. The security systems, which have been tested at air terminals since 2009, scan … Continue reading

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Bing Challenges Google on Search Quality

Microsoft reckons that their search engine, Bing, delivers better results than Google, so it has issued a challenge that Fortune magazine likens to the Pepsi challenge against Coke. I typed “Spanish doctors working in Sweden” into Google via StartPage, Bing, … Continue reading

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