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Month: June 2009

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Trinkets

1. Gigapan hopes that you can let the world enjoy every pixel of your imagination. 2. Jonathan Harris does some of amazing projects for the internet. 3. “The markets will remain illogical longer than you can remain solvent.” – John Maynard Keynes Advertisements

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Health Issues for Healthcare

Renowned surgeon, Atul Gawande reports about a little town in Texas and it’s unequally sized cost of healthcare. The curious question that is posed by Gawande is why there is an inverse relationship with the cost of healthcare and the degree of health in a state. Just another article to nudge healthcare reform in the U.S.

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A Tale of Two Cities

A city and its inhabitants that used to be seemingly impervious to any thought of recessionary news must be ill at ease with the dire forecasts from Deutsche Bank. While other cities are slowly recovering, it seems as though the New York City area is only beginning the downward trend in home prices. It’s well recorded that commercial real estate […]

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Traces of the Madoff Scandal

Bernie Madoff had constructed an elaborate life yet never could have realized the loneliness that would grip his wife, Ruth Madoff, when the economics of his lies were revealed. Going forward, Ms. Madoff must create a new reality that is devoid of her husband and his worldly pleasures.

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Trinkets

1. Life Is A Theater and thus should always be performed before an audience. 2. The high-tech law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati created a Term Sheet Generator for a possible venture. As I have not yet used the software, I cannot comment on its utility. 3. “Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind […]

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Our Lives Are Becoming More Finite

Yann Arthus-Bertrand has created a free movie which was released on June 5 that captures our all-too-short lives. His websites, goodplanet.org and 6billionothers.org, is an attempt at showing not only the beauty of our world but our colorful diversity. If you care about nature or visuals, watch this movie with obscene haste.

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Law firms have been shrinking due to a lack of work. These firms were “nudged” to offer ever-increasing salaries to its associates to keep up with the legal market. The legal market was “nudged” to stop the bloodletting of lawyers fleeing the industry into finance. The resultant effect being that these firms were borrowing against their futures. It seems as […]

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$172 Billion in Debt

General Motors, an icon of American culture, declared bankruptcy today. The company will be spun off into the new GM and the old GM. The old GM will have its assets wound down while the new GM will be owned by the U.S. and Canadian governments, the UAW Union and GM’s unsecured creditors. Let’s hope that the new GM will […]