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Bad Paper: The world of the debt collector

Jake Halpern wrote a New Yorker article, and then a book, Bad Paper (which I haven’t read), about the debt collection industry.  He was interviewed by Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle. 708 more words

Economy And Business

The billions nobody bothered to keep track of

Between $1.2 billion and $1.6 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, earmarked for Iraq reconstruction, reportedly turned up in a bunker in Lebanon, along with $200 million in Iraqi gold. 352 more words


I've Moved On: One Journey Ends, Another Begins

It’s been over nineteen months since Kristen died, and my journey has taken me from the depths of sorrow to the heights of joy.  The lessons I’ve learned have been necessary as I’ve matured in Christ.  726 more words


Why Norway didn't bid for the 2022 Olympics

Norway dropped out of the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.   It’s easy to understand why after you read this list of requirements by the International Olympic Committee, as reported in the Norwegian press. 332 more words

The 1% And The 99%

where did the time go?

The Bee is fifteen today. No, seriously.

Fifteen. Years. Old.

She’s practically an adult.

We went out to dinner for her birthday on Sunday night (her request–she didn’t want to be out late on a school night)–she wanted fondue, so we went to the Melting Pot. 183 more words

Family Life

Fed official says low unemployment is dangerous

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said it may be necessary to raise interest rates if the unemployment rate falls below 6.1 percent because low unemployment could lead to higher wages. 239 more words

Economy And Business