What sort of cognitive dissonance does it cause when you read a new post in February and the title contains a data in January? Whatamess!
Carnivals and Featured Links
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Links of the Week!
- “Quit Your Job and Die Alone” – it’s a catchy title, but far from being about how tough it is to make friends once you leave a career, this article is about why most online businesses exaggerate their revenues – or completely ignore expenses! From our pal the Financial Samurai writing at Untemplater!
- Nelson at Financial Uproar (commonly abbreviated ‘F.U.’) implores his readers to rethink weddings – or at least stop spending so much…
- Our friend JT at Money Mamba, in his new position on Darwin’s Money wrote about Mitt Romney’s effective tax rate.
- Meanwhile, north of the border… Boomer of Boomer and Echo discussed OAS, roughly comparable to Social Security here in the States. Guess what – at its current course it is unsustainable in Canada, and they are slightly changing the eligibility. A glimpse of our future?
- Teacher Man at My University Money channels Aldous Huxley and asks how many citizens should be allowed higher education? An interesting piece!
- 101 Centavos once again finds itself in the roundup, due to this piece on clever engineering. How can I resist linking it?
- The Frugal Toad trains his sights on customer service.
- Over at Political Calculations, Ironman takes exception to Jonathan Chait misrepresenting the numbers. Hopefully something interesting is brewing!
- Control Your Cash talked about Master Limited Partnerships, a topic we’ve covered before (yet many people still aren’t familiar with these investments…)
Oh Yeah, The Republican Primary
Bored with the primary? We aren’t! In lieu of a Florida breakdown, we will give you this… a total primary vote count. We reserve the right to bring them back whenever we feel though, haha!
So, Mitt Romney has around 40.5% of total primary votes while Newt Gingrich has 30.89%. However, Romney has 87 delegates to Gingrich’s 26, owing to Florida’s double rule break and not awarding proportional delegates. An insurmountable lead? Hardly! Remember, 1,144 delegates are needed to win. Even though the media (and, well, the betting markets) have heard fat ladies singing, there’s a lot of race left. Also, note that Ron Paul’s Iowa delegates are in dispute (along with the Florida delegates). Let the battles continue!
And remember, you heard about the Ron Paul and Mitt Romney alliance here on DQYDJ first. Welcome Reason Magazine and The Washington Post to the party! Who cares if they have between 1,000x and 100,000x more readers (I’m just guessing here…)? Bring on the recognition!