These are my links for January 23rd through January 27th:
A bailout for jobless millennials? | Al Jazeera America – It is true that middle-aged unemployed people often have a tougher time getting hired again later in life or rebuilding from scratch after losing a career. Yet for the young, joblessness may leave a more insidious lifelong impression. Long-term studies have revealed far-ranging effects of joblessness, known as scarring. Contrary to the idea that the economy will simply bounce back over time, historical data projections reveal that when people start adulthood in deep unemployment, the slump tends to last well beyond their youth. Of course, resilient young workers will adapt their lifestyles to such destabilization, but overall economic drag often leads to depressed future wages and hampers national economic productivity.
CEO of Bitcoin exchange arrested – According to the statement, both men are accused of participating in a scheme to sell more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of "Silk Road," the underground website that allowed people to anonymously buy and sell illegal drugs.
Facebook and MySpace revisited … « Fusion Blog – While we haven’t done any studies, we can all attest that consumer ideas of what’s hip and cool do not have a long shelf life, and certainly the notion that users could become bored with Facebook is not out of the question in our opinion. – WON'T DIE A SLOW DEATH, THAT'S FOR SURE.
The Aleph Blog » Blog Archive » Why Amateurs Should Invest in Common Stocks – Now, some of the successes came with failures. For a while, I told my kids never to mention the name “Caldor” to me. Yeh, Michael Price may have lost a billion on that one, but I more than took my licks. Until you lose a decent amount, you don’t really understand how the market works. You can call it market tuition, but like tuition at college, you don’t know how much value you will get out of what you have paid.
Smart money left silver to tarnish retail buyers – MarketWatch – The trend suggests the so-called ’smart money,’ the large managed funds that report to the CFTC, had started to back away from silver and “retail investors picked up the slack,” said Tom Pawlicki, a precious metals analyst with MF Global in Chicago. – HOW TRUE BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE AT THE COIN SHOW.
Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books – NYTimes.com – The deal would have allowed Google to make millions of out-of-print books broadly available online and to sell access to them, while giving authors and publishers new ways to earn money from digital copies of their works. Yet the deal faced a tidal wave of opposition from Google rivals like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as some academics, authors, legal scholars, states and foreign governments. The Justice Department also opposed the deal, fearing that it would give Google a monopoly over millions of so-called orphan works, books whose right holders are unknown or cannot be found.
First North Pole Ozone Hole Forming? – The cold snap is no coincidence, research leader Rex added."This is the continuation of a long-term tendency that the cold Arctic winters have become colder," Rex said.And global warming may drive this trend, he added. As greenhouse gases trap heat in the lower levels of the atmosphere, the higher levels tend to cool, he said.Of course, the "process is more complicated than this simple explanation"—there may be many ways in which greenhouse gases influence high-altitude temperatures, he added. – WE BETTER MAKE CHANGES FAST!
Haitians Confront Devastation of Quake – NYTimes.com – The quake, with a magnitude estimated at 7.0, caused the collapse of the National Palace, leveled countless shantytown dwellings and brought more suffering to a nation that was already the hemisphere’s poorest and most disaster-prone. – WOW. I FEEL BAD FOR THE HAITIANS
Official Google Blog: A new approach to China – We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China. – WOW GOOGLE TAKING ON CHINA
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