Freedom of Speech in India

Shekhar Gupta’s column in the Indian Express today is about the incipient threats faced by freedom of speech in India.

Authoritarianism vs. the Internet by Daniel Calingaert goes into the ways in which the Net increases freedom, and the way governments are fighting back. I got nervous when I read this description about some . . . → Read More: Freedom of Speech in India

Good News on Good Friday

From BLS (link):

“Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, and the unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Temporary help services and health care continued to add jobs over the month. Employment in federal government also rose, reflecting the hiring of temporary workers for Census . . . → Read More: Good News on Good Friday

National Income Decline: Time to Put Your Kids to Work?

The fact is that Social Security is seemingly doomed, as, for the first time, this year more money will be paid out to beneficiaries than will be collected from workers.

I am trying not to laugh as I tell you this, but a lot of people are idiotically-unaware that this is a lot of . . . → Read More: National Income Decline: Time to Put Your Kids to Work?

Economic Events on April 5, 2010

At 10:00 AM EDT,the value of the pending home sales index for February will be announced.  This index fell 7.6% in January despite attempts by the federal government to prop up the housing market, and February will probably be another weak month for existing home sales because the poor weather in that month.

Also . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 5, 2010