From the monthly archives:

January 2011

The crisis in Egypt can soon turn from a political uprising to an economic catastrophe and humanitarian emergency if things don’t return to normal operation soon. Shipping In the port of Alexandria, among others, army tanks stand guard to ensure no one enters the area. Good plan, except that hardly anything is going out, including [...]

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It may surprise you, as it did me, to learn that today is Data Privacy Day, an “international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information.” But Data Privacy Day also highlights the need for individuals to protect their data and how they can go about doing so. There are many organizations [...]

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We already knew this, but the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has confirmed the fact that the financial meltdown that spurred the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression was avoidable and only occurred because no one involved understood the risks they were taking. Regulators, politicians and bankers were to blame for the 2008 US [...]

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Everyone is always looking to improve the workers compensation system. Much like cell phone reception, it seems that there are no good options, only ones that are less bad. No matter what the outcome, people will complain. Of course, in many cases there are real reasons to complain. All too many states and companies have [...]

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