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High Frequency Trading in Jobless Recovery


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Dan Ariely 3 of 3: Trust and Healthcare Reform

In the first of this three-post series I offered a sound file of Dan talking about the limits of rationality when devising and regulating public services.

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Dan Ariely 2of 3: Trust and the Meltdown

Last week I set the foundation for today's installment, complete with a sound file of bestselling author Dan Ariely's talk to our Business School Alliance in Charlotte. This post will make the most sense to those who read that first.

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Dan Ariely 1 of 3: Trust, Revenge & Financial Reform

Bestselling author Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke, made a special appearance in Charlotte for our Business School Alliance last week. Ariely's book, Predictably Irrational, just went into a second edition and -- holy cow-- is still in hardcover. I'll write about his visit in this and two other posts this week. Here's what's in the new edition:

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Jon Stewart and the Gerund

English teachers the world over must've loved the way Jon Stewart taught us the gerund.

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Sink AND Swim

Yesterday I asked a question about attitudes toward individuals filing for bankruptcy protection.

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Old Age in America

My dear friend is going through end-of-life issues with her parents. Below I've pasted a missive she sent to me from her childhood home, where she's been helping out after her father collapsed.

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August Book Lust

I want to read (but haven't yet) these four books: The Myth of the Rational Market, The Ascent of Money, Guts: Combat, Hellraising, Cancer, Business Startups and Undying Love, and Habit. Please write a review or give me a thumbs up/down on these four if you read them already.

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Papal White Paper

Papal encyclicals don't normally hit my radar. But this summer, when the Vatican released what some called a papal white paper on economic globalization and ethics, I took note because of the subject and the fact that so many people ask me "What's a white paper?" Since so few white papers garner any publicity, I'm commenting on this one, released prior to the G8 meeting in Italy.

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Books in Queue

I'm a book lush. My reading aspirations, however, always outstrip my productivity. Here are a couple of books that have my attention. First, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Second, To Serve God and Wal-Mart. I'd love to hear from anyone who's read them.

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