Education in India at the crossroads

The debate

Roughly one decade ago, there was a strong debate in India about how we should tackle the problem of education. There were two views:

Intensification On one side were those who felt that nothing was fundamentally wrong; all that was needed was more money. So we should just continue building more government . . . → Read More: Education in India at the crossroads

'Mania' in Junior Mining Stocks Predicted: Fayyaz Alimohamed

Fayyaz Alimohamed, CEO of Altair Ventures Inc. and publisher of the Acamar Journal, offers historical perspective and predictions on the global economic crisis. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he foresees a “mania” in junior mining stocks and recommends holding physical gold outside the banking system as a safety net.

The Gold . . . → Read More: ‘Mania’ in Junior Mining Stocks Predicted: Fayyaz Alimohamed

Homework

It’s like the county is giving me programming homework.

OK.  All ‘new’ assessment values for City of Pittsburgh commerical parcels are in a comma delimited file online here. Just two fields, Block and lot number (one field) and the 2012 assessment.  Scraped with this program if you are interested.

So the top 10 new commercial vauations . . . → Read More: Homework

Economic Events on January 26, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 370,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 18,000 more than the previous week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for December will be released. The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 26, 2012