A few more links, posted March 26, 2009 at 09:37 PM
A few more links to add to yesterday's entry:
For a good dose of some serious--and yet understandable--discussion of economics, you can do a lot worse than checking in daily with Nouriel Roubini. A serious mind, but not an "Important Person"--i.e. he's the real deal but keeps his media appearances tight and to the point. But be warned: He is not predicting a quick turnaround. Unfortunately, he's been right so far.
Do you know anyone who works in the investment industry? Do you know anyone who works in the restaurant industry? Well, if you're concerned about your banker friends and their diminished status in today's social economy, I wouldn't worry about them too much. After all, their salaries likely increased by 97% from 1992 to 2007, while our poor friends--and by poor I mean poverty-level--who work in the restaurant industry saw their salaries increase by, um, 2%.
Finally, do you ever go to Flickr and just type some random word in the search file. It's always totally bizarre. Try slap or wow or shhh and you can see lots of interesting pictures, like this ("slap") or this ("wow") or this ("shhh").