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Businesses Solving Trivial Problems

In a recent survey asking people to identify the biggest problems in Silicon Valley, Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director, Code for America, replied: New York magazine recently reported that there are no fewer than a dozen venture-funded start-ups trying … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel’s Flawed Analysis of Hewlett-Packard

Stanford computer science students aren’t very bright. Famed investor Peter Thiel taught a course there, CS183, Startup Engineering, where he explained his theory of how to create a successful business. Unfortunately, not a single one of the many students in … Continue reading

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A Chilean Explains How Foreigners Can Prosper in Chile

The Chilean author of a blog about business opportunities in Chile has responded to my post, Why You Should NOT Move to Santiago, Chile. Some of the points he makes are in my post, Why You Should Move to Santiago, … Continue reading

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An Odyssey into the Abyss of Santiago, Chile

Developer Ace Team of Santiago, Chile has released a new game, Abyss Odyssey. The game was reviewed by Metro magazine of Britain, who gave it a 6/10 rating.

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Psychologist Explains the Engine of Capitalism

Governments often believe that most jobs are created by small businesses and that governments should encourage job creation. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses, “the engine of capitalism” in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The remainder of this post is direct … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Global Warming in Chile

It’s a good thing the “global warming” movement changed it’s name to the broader “climate change” because Chile suffered the coldest winter in 80 years. Arctic and Antarctic ice is spreading and Chilean fruit growers have lost millions of pounds … Continue reading

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President Obama Invests in Chile Solar

President Obama has invested $200m in a solar plant in the Atacama Desert in Chile using one of his venture capital funds, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”). The “Private” moniker is a fraud as it is wholly owned government … Continue reading

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A Chilean Works in Canada

From Jamie Moreno at Quora, commenting on What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America? When my husband moved here (to Canada) he was a Chilean living in Spain. When he first arrived, … Continue reading

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Taxing iTunes Music and Other Intangibles

Nathanael Arnold from Wall Street Cheat Sheet asks, Although the First Sale doctrine in U.S. copyright law gives you the right to sell your physical media products after you “first” purchased them, the law currently does not extend that doctrine … Continue reading

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A “Temporary” Tax Becomes Permanent in Chile

According to 4-traders: Chilean fuel and forestry conglomerate Empresas Copec SA (COPEC.SN) and pulp and paper producer Empresas CMPC SA (CMPC.SN) each will post a one-time tax charge in their third-quarter earnings, the companies said in separate filings with the … Continue reading

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