Comparing Canada & America Post-Crisis
A quick slideshow on the divergence of Canadian and US house prices and household debt.
How Did Canada’s Middle Class Get So Rich?
The New York Times posted an article today about how Canada has surpassed the US in having the wealthiest middle class in the world. The Atlantic hypothesizes that this is largely due to our inflated home prices. And if history is any guide, US workers might find themselves back on top in the near future.
“The sky is falling!” says Yahoo! Finance
“No it isn’t!” says Yahoo! Finance
Or: Why following news about financial markets is like watching a cat trying to catch a laser pointer.
Why it could get even worse for the markets
And 12 hours later:
Markets overreacted to Yellen’s six-month comment
The Story behind the Rob Ford Story
Covers not only the story of how the Rob Ford saga unraveled, but also the history of Canadian libel laws that made it possible.
A chart to put the Canadian housing bubble in perspective
A quick comparison by Robert Schiller on historical Canadian vs US housing prices.
The Problem With Facebook
I’m not a Facebook user, so I didn’t realize that a user’s posts don’t reach all of their friends. The Facebook feed behaves like the front page of Reddit, where popular (usually lowest common denominator) content makes up most of what you see. No wonder I always overhear users complaining about their feeds. This may be old news to most, but it blows me away.
Technology Review: What’s in a Tweet?
The real question is whether all this effort being put towards mining, categorizing, and presenting Twitter data is worth it. Do we need a detailed taxonomy of FML tweets?
Who’s buying ARM? Not Apple, not Intel… nobody
Lets all thank Ars for actually thinking a little bit before rushing to post unsubstantiated rumours.
Supreme Court Confusion Or Blogging Bias? – The Two-Way
I hate how the irresponsibility of blog news ‘sources’ has bled into mainstream media. The public’s thirst for shock and the media’s fight over that public’s eyeballs leads to the ridiculous misinformation.