Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 19th Nov 2012 09:15 UTC
In the News Levi Asher offers his free memoir of his rise and fall in the dot-com boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The autobiography covers Asher's twenty-five years in programming: his founding of the oldest ongoing literature website Literary Kicks in 1994, his success with the dot-com website iVillage in 1999 (and its subsequent collapse), and how all this insanity affected his personal life. It's a quick, entertaining read.
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RE[5]: Comment by deathshadow
by Alfman on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 03:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by deathshadow"
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"Economics in general is about manipulating indexes rather than providing anything meaningful."

It seems to me that the concept behind indexes is sound, but they've been corrupted. If the government cannot afford to pay for services when they're pegged to true inflation, then it should come out and say so rather than manipulate the data to come up with favourable numbers. Evidently there's not much incentive to be honest or up front about it.

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