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Tackling poverty means that there will be more KFCs in Africa

Rural villages in Africa are not just poor, their demography is hollowed out. Men go to the cities or nearest mines in order to seek work. From their tiny wage packets, money is sent home. Their wives, daughters, and elderly … Continue reading...
by Scholars & Rogues on Feb 3, 2014

Thanksgiving is now Black Thursday and Black Friday is upon us: what should America not be thankful for?

The nation gives thanks … for what? I was never a William Burroughs fan, but I nonetheless find myself thinking about his 1986 “Thanksgiving Prayer,” surely one of the most caustic (and insightful) takes on our great American holida...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 28, 2013

Thanksgiving is now Black Thursday: what should America not be thankful for?

The nation gives thanks … for what? I was never a William Burroughs fan, but I nonetheless find myself thinking about his 1986 “Thanksgiving Prayer,” surely one of the most caustic (and insightful) takes on our great American holida...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 28, 2013

Citibank Indonesia – Recruitment Management Associate Program Citibank November 2013

Advertisements Citibank Indonesia / citibank.co.id Citibank, N.A., Indonesia Branch - Citibank Indonesia is a multinantional banking company in Indonesia. Citibank Indonesia is a full branch of Citibank, N,A,, a consumer banking division of Citigroup...

Fall into the gap: why are women still paid less than men for equal work?

In case anyone missed it today, I wanted to take the time to point people towards the Center for American Progress’s fantastic interactive feature “The Game of Wages.” It’s fun, it’s visually fantastic, and it drives home a problem that sho...
by Scholars & Rogues on Apr 10, 2013

AIG: Today it’s “Thank you, America.” Will it be “Screw you, America” tomorrow?

This just in from NYT’s DealBook: Rescued by a Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior The board of A.I.G. will meet on Wednesday to consider joining a $25 billion shareholder lawsuit against the government, court records show. The lawsuit does not...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jan 8, 2013

Scrogues Converse: Lex asks an “innocent” question of Scrogue economists

At S&R, often there are days of debate and discussion on particular topics before we publish a post.  When these discussions are rich enough, we post them in the hope that you will weigh in on the conversation. Here’s one such discussion,...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jan 6, 2013

Is $6 billion in political spending a big deal?

Is $6 billion a lot of money? Depends. To Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, perhaps not so much. To me and 99.99 percent of Americans, yeah, it’s a lot of money. But, like much in life, the assignment of value often lies in placing context around a...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jan 3, 2013

When (and why) should an energy subsidy end?

A German-made 900kWh PowerWind56 wind turbine dominates the summit of Mount Institute in Hawley, Mass. It provides, says a ski industry website, 100 percent of the electricity needs of Berkshire East. That’s the ski area, formerly known as Thun...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 13, 2012

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS COTABATO RE-LAUNCHING OF EFLC

Almost every day of my life, where ever I go Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – Cotabato City Branch is just one of the establishments I need to pass through. Wondering what’s inside that building, aside from money, banks of all banks, and fully secur...

Elections are educational! 14 things we wouldn’t have known without Campaign 2012

Everybody seems to be so negative about campaign season. They hate the ads, they hate the mudslinging, they hate the lying, they hate the candidates. Not me – I LOVE campaign season. Why? Because it’s an opportunity to learn stuff that no...
by Scholars & Rogues on Oct 23, 2012

“Galing ng Pinoy” - 11th Filipino Franchise Show , October 12-14, 2012

The 11th Filipino Franchising Show sets the backdrop to the spectacle of Filipino talents slated on October 12-14 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Launched by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), the franchise show is geare...
by enjoying wonderful world on Oct 11, 2012

Uang Internet Efektif Pada Bisnis Online

Uang internet hendaknya disikapi sebagai konsep baru dalam berburu kekayaan di dunia may. Internet...
by SEO Blog Powerfull on Aug 30, 2012

“The Experts Are Wrong and Here’s How” – MOC #166

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by Scholars & Rogues on Aug 27, 2012

The Boston Globe, once a beacon of U.S. metro dailies, continues to falter

The New England Media Group — which oversees The Boston Globe, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Boston.com and a few other papers — is whacking its workforce again. At The Globe, 43 people are leaving — 23 in advertising and 20 in the new...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 24, 2012

Glass-Steagall for Dummies: what it is and why the US needs it now

by Chris Griesedieck I don’t know who Peter Wallison is, but he does not seem to understand the consequences of re-implementing Glass-Steagall. Or he does, and is willfully ignoring them to irritate me and appease Jamie Dimon. Anyway, Glass-...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 25, 2012

Update on Curt Schilling, America’s new welfare queen

Bummer. 38 Studios has laid off all its employees. Let’s get caught up. And bear with me – this section required some revision on my part. If you recall, the troubled video game company recently missed a payment to the state of Rhode Isl...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 24, 2012

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, recent college grad. It tolls for thee.

by Evans Mehew Rifling through Google News this morning, I saw numerous headlines reporting layoffs affecting corporations (HP, Timberland, T-Mobile USA, etc.) and local governments. Spring has sprung, and economic recovery beckons … safety and...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 23, 2012

Unpaid internships triggering lawsuits

Unpaid interns feeling exploited may want to check out a web site launched by a NYC law firm, Outten & Golden LLP. The firm is trolling for more clients. Internships are an important part of OTJ (on the job) training for many college and high sch...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 22, 2012

S&R 701 Final Exam, Spring Semester 2012

Watch the two TED talks below. The question, which represents 100% of your final grade, follows. First, Nick Hanauer in 2012. Click here to view the embedded video. Now, Peter Weyland in 2023. Click here to view the embedded video. From a technocultu...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 18, 2012


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