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Hoisted from the Internet from 20 Years Ago: Berkeley’s Economists Attack Policy Issues With Unusual Gusto: Live from The Roasterie CXLIII: April 17, 2014

Owen Zidar sends us back to the Wall Street Journal of twenty years ago, reminding us why Berkeley Economics has punched so much above the fundamental weight of the relative resources allowed us by the university over the past generation,...Show More Summary

Florida Mansion Built For 19th Century Robber Barron's Nephew On Sale For $5 Million

Ever felt like living like a member of a dynasty? This Florida property, originally christened by a member of the Carnegie family, can give you that feeling for just $5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to theShow More Summary

American Inequality: Ticking Time bomb

Inequality has been on everyone's lips from President Obama to Mayor DeBlasio from the Wall Street Journal and NY Times to The Indypendent. Which inequality? There are plenty to choose from including gender, racial, income, and wealth...Show More Summary

Barry Diller Blasts TV Networks For Trying To Kill His Startup

IAC chairman Barry Diller blasted broadcasters in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today, saying they threaten the future of innovation on the Internet if they win their Supreme Court case against live TV streaming startup Aereo. Aereo is a service in a handful of U.S. Show More Summary

Unions Want Federal Money to Plug Detroit Pension Hole

By Matthew Dolan, The Wall Street Journal Union leaders want federal money originally slated for struggling Michigan homeowners to help plug a pension hole in Detroit as officials work to resolve the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the talks.

Some Final Thoughts on Coachella

The Wall Street Journal's rock critic shares a few thoughts on the first weekend of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

WSJ: Harris's Malpractice 'Reform' Would Raise Medical Costs $1,000 per Family

The Wall Street Journal has published a scathing editorial in Thursday's edition, castigating California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her proposed ballot initiative to raise damage caps on medical malpractice suits. Calling the...Show More Summary

Grand Central: Bubbles, Bubbles, Toil, and Trouble

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, April 17 Sign up for the newsletter: The difficulties of revamping bank oversight in the wake of the worst financial crisis...Show More Summary

One-time Bitcoin king Mt. Gox nears the end of the road

Sorry, Bitcoin fans: You’re never, ever, ever getting all your precious pieces of cryptocurrency back from Mt. Gox. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mt. Gox, the one-time Magic Card trading website that transformed itself into the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange before it collapsed earlier this year, has filed for liquidation. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal’s ‘Lobotomy Files’ wins a Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

The winners of the University of Oregon’s 2014 Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism are: Michael Phillips of the Wall Street Journal for “The Lobotomy Files,” a report on the 2,000 or World War II veterans lobotomized by the Veterans Administration. University of Alabama Crimson White editors for “The Final Barrier,” which … Read More

Bryan Fischer: The Poor Should Be 'Kissing The Ground' On Which The Rich Walk - VIDEO

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American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer, responding to a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting that the top 1% of Americans account for nearly 30% of all federal tax revenue, had this to say on his radio program: So rather...

How long is too long to be CEO?

If Jeff Immelt indeed steps down sometime before the expected 20-year mark as CEO of General Electric, his tenure will be unusual. Not for being shorter than average — but actually, for being far longer.  The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that there have been talks for him to do so. Immelt, who started the job four days before […]

Photo of the Day: The WSJ’s all-dude tech conference

“This October, The Wall Street Journal’s senior editors will host the inaugural WSJDLive, a vibrant, international technology conference that brings together select global CEOs, leading thinkers and sought-after entrepreneurs – bothShow More Summary

About That "Strong" March Retail Sales "Bounce": Good Thing Summer's Coming!

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, What would we do without the Wall Street Journal? Do people actually pay for this lame-brained noise? Retail Sales Surge as Consumers Rev Up Growth Indicator Posts Best Monthly Growth...Show More Summary

Strict Regulations Share Some Blame For Radioactive Waste Dumping In North Dakota

“Radioactive Waste Is North Dakota’s New Shale Problem” That’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting in a front-page story, referring to instances of illegal dumping of filter socks in western North Dakota. That dumping includes a high-profile and very troubling instance where an abandoned gas station was found stuffed full of radioactive filter socks, and...

Grand Central: Out, damned dots! out, I say!

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, April 16 Sign up for the newsletter: When Janet Yellen takes the podium at the Economic Club of New York Wednesday, a...Show More Summary

Guys, Tencent is launching Candy Crush through WeChat

"Billions of Hours Wasted", as the Wall Street Journal puts it. The insanely addictive mobile game Candy Crush will now be released through China's most popular messaging app, and the country's productivity is expected to hit an all-time low. [ more › ]

Charles Koch Wonders Why People Don't Appreciate Him. Really.

Two weeks ago, Charles Koch returned to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to defend himself. One has to wonder if the Journal was the best choice. After all, readers of the Wall Street Journal are probably not the one's attacking him. Show More Summary

REPORT: MtGox To Liquidate

MtGox has asked to liquidate its holdings after a Japanese court dismissed its plan for reorganization, the Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki and Katy Stech report. In February, the exchange, once the world's largest, claimed that 850,000 Bitcoins had gone missing. Show More Summary

Will the Wall Street Journal Give Ed Lazear Space to Correct His Piece About Falling Work Hours?

Last month the WSJ ran a column by Ed Lazear, a Standford economics professor and former chief economist to President Bush, which noted the decline in the length of the average workweek between the fall and the most recent data from February. Show More Summary

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