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Prediction Markets Suggest GOP Candidates for 2012: Romney, Palin, Pawlenty and Pence

With pretend play money at Inkling Markets and with actual money at Intrade, people are placing bets on the probability of all sorts of future events, including events in politics. Shares for possible outcomes are bought and sold, with the price for a share set in a market based on demand for that share. People [...]

In Harder Times, Freelance Market for Writing Gets Even More Desperate

This past August, J. Clifford reviewed the freelance writing market at getafreelancer.com. He was shocked at the time to find writers competing for the privilege of selling their writing at a rate of $5 per 500-word article. With the economy grinding Americans down harder still, the rates at this freelance market have gone down further [...]

As Recycling Crashes, Consider Composting Paper and Cardboard

The New York Times reports today that the recycling market for materials like paper and cardboard has started to collapse. Recycling used to be profitable, but as municipalities and local recycling companies get reimbursed less for such materials, they have started to edge away from accepting them. And this dirty secret emerges: even the companies [...]

San Francisco Calls Post-Election Demonstration: 5:00 PM

The list of November 5 post-election political demonstrations is growing. In San Francisco, people will meet at 5:00 PM today at the corner of Market and Powell Streets to attend “this open-air event, inviting everyone including you.” The goal: to advocate for the actual enactment of progressive and peaceful policy by the new administration of [...]

Market Meltdown More Like A Softening

As the afternoon went on, and he stock market gained back a lot of the lost ground, Yahoo Finance kept the same headline. With the Dow down just around 350 points, it was still a Market Meltdown. [...]

Crisis! Stocks Up 200 Points! Run for the Hills! Augh!

This morning, the crisis rages on! Stocks are up 200 points! It looks like there’s a crisis for the crisis. [...]