Tag Archives: Holidays

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946]

24 Dec

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It’s a Wonderful Life, by Frank Capra: No. 1 on the American Film Institute’s list of inspiring movies.

Fundamental Gun Safety Rules

15 Dec

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The holiday season can bring out both the best and worst in people. Stay safe!

NRA rules for safe gun handling:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

[via National Rifle Association]

Popular Holiday Toys, 1903 – 2010

28 Nov

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Financial Calendar – Week 22

29 May

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Calculated Risk Expects A Series Of Weak Economic Reports This Week:

Wall Street New York

Image: Mathew Knott via Flickr

Monday: US Markets Are Closed In Observance Of Memorial Day.
Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices.
Wednesday: The ISM Manufacturing Index And May Vehicle Sales.
Friday: May Employment Report.

The Rest Of The Schedule for Week of May 29th.

>> Earnings Here.

 

Christmas Cocktail

25 Dec

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Via Wikipedia

Life & Arts at Christmas: Financial Times writers gives a flavour of the celebrations where they are.

Flying Home For Chrismas? Here is how to get things done on a plane.

The Economist looks at alternative ways of celebrating Christmas around the world.

With the Dow up 5% for the month and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq each up 6.5% so far in December, investors have reasons to be cheerful.

If a stranger is standing nearby, shoppers are more likely to pick the expensive brand – and other claims about marketing via Marginal Revolution.

What a high status vs lower status message look like.

Various Economists on Ebenezer Scrooge:

via Greg Mankiw.

The Hangover HelperGooey, salty, meaty and cheesy, mega-omelets that save the day, including a recipe via The Wall Street Journal.

Columbus Capitalist Foundations Of America

11 Oct

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First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World via Wikipedia

 

“The continent, from a European standpoint, was discovered by Columbus in 1492. Motivations are difficult to evaluate, but Columbus and his crew did not come to America for the public interest, to create a republic, nor even as employees of his patrons, Ferdinand and Isabella, who might have had such goals. They came for profit.”

George Priest, via Nick Schulz, on the capitalist foundations of America. Enjoy the rest of Columbus Day!

Low Corporate Layoffs

2 Sep

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“According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, large, publicly announced corporate layoffs are almost a thing of the past. The first step toward an expanding labor force is to stop firing people, and we’ve met that condition in spades, according to this report. And of course this is one more of many signs that there is no double-dip recession in progress, nor is there any imminent.”

[via Calafia Beach Pundit]

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