PC Shipments Rocket Higher In Q4

Notebook computers led PC shipments to the strongest quarter in more than a year said research firm IDC on Wednesday. Shipments in the U.S. were up 24% from a year earlier and World-wide PC shipments increased 15% from Q4 of 2008.

IDC saw pent-up demand for new computers in a reviving U.S. economy along . . . → Read More: PC Shipments Rocket Higher In Q4

Economics of Women’s Progress

Gary Becker (link) and Richard Posner (link) discuss the economic perspective in the empowerment of women and the weigh costs and benefits of public policy aimed at the empowerment of women.

Moodys on Japan and the Eurozone – Stating the Obvious

I shall openly admit that I have always found the exact role of the rating agencies a bit odd in the global financial system. I mean, do we really need them to tell us which bonds are good and which are not? I am not sure and what is more; rating agencies sometimes, . . . → Read More: Moodys on Japan and the Eurozone – Stating the Obvious

Don’t Cry For Us, Argentina

Photo from fOTOGLIF

After all, the US government has $12.x trillion in above-board debt of its own, not to mention many more trillions in as-yet-unfunded alleged future liabilities.

Argentina’s government is trying to get back in the borrowing line after a 2002 default. The country’s Supreme Court just said . . . → Read More: Don’t Cry For Us, Argentina