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Workers in the United Arab Emirates trying to support their families essentially live in slave-like conditions, earning $6.00 per day. The state-owned telephone monopoly charges as much as $0.91 equivalent per minute to call home to various countries, meaning a three-minute phone call could be $2.73. That’s almost half of their daily wages, defeating the entire purpose […]
There is an article over at The Washington Post covering the decline in inflation-adjusted net worth for the median American household over the past 30 years. It’s interesting, but like most financial pieces in the mass media (as opposed to academic journals or publications), it fails to adequately explore the underlying mechanics. What is happening is only half the […]
There has been a lot of talk over the past few days of corporate inversion. Corporate inversion happens when an American company changes its domicile to another country by merging with a foreign entity. Inversions have been occurring at a rapidly accelerating rate. Pfizer attempted one of the largest inversions in history with the AstraZeneca merger that […]
This May will be 10 years since Aaron and I graduated from university. I just looked up the cost for the upcoming academic year, which includes tuition, room, board, fees, and books, and it’s running at a rate of around $53,000 per annum. Assuming even modest annual increases, a 4-year degree would cost just shy of […]
I realize this is being published a few days late but I’m running a bit behind schedule. Here are some of the interesting things I came across recently during the ordinary course of my work … Online Convert – Convert anything from anything using this online tool. Menu List from Kuroshitsuji – He may be an […]
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