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Grameen Bank Takeover in Bangladesh: Bad Economics.


I wrote earlier about the great work of the Grameen Bank and the Grameen Foundation, groups I have supported for many years.  Founder M. Yunus invented the concept of “microloans”, a tactic that has been helping the poor for many years.   … Continue reading

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Cool vs Effective – Rant of the Day


Hey, I’m into cool stuff as much as the next person.  Some would say I’m into cool stuff even more than the *average Joe* since I spend a lot of time writing about technology and ideas, attending tech conferences, and … Continue reading

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What happened to all my old clever ranting blog stuff?


I sure miss blogging here at JoeDuck, where I used to rant, rave, or just observe the world.  That’s what makes blogging so much fun but I’ve let other things get in the way of that too much lately. What … Continue reading

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Obamacare Overview


Obamacare has not been high on my priority list even though it should be, because like many middle class Americans it’s going to change the way I buy and use health care.   I’d almost apologize for not understanding all … Continue reading

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American Idol 2012 is Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips ?


Like much of the West Coast I’m waiting for tonight’s results on American Idol, but most of America ALREADY KNOWS the winner!    I’m not sure who will win – the incredible Jessica Sanchez with unbelievable vocal talent or the … Continue reading

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What is YOUR life worth? In Dollars that is. $600,000 to $13.5 Million depending on …


I’m bumping up this old post about the value of life in dollars because it’s a VERY interesting topic, and I’ll try to update this with more information eventually since there must be new studies.   WHAT ARE YOU WORTH? … Continue reading

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Google Doodle Contest Winner is ….


Google is showcasing the winner of a huge national competition in which kids submitted over 100,000 doodles for review.  The winner is a pirate theme that graces Google.com today.  The winner is getting a 30,000 scholarship, new computer, and more.. … Continue reading

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