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Links 1 through 5 of 5 by Simon Phipps tagged Finance

Andrew Sullivan points to a fascinating article on Asperger's. The role of Asperger's Syndrome in the technology industry is reasonably obvious to many of us, but is rarely mentioned directly. The role of "the other normal" in shaping today's society is far stronger than is generally acknowledged. The computer industry depends heavily on people with the focussed brilliance that comes from Asperger's, and it's high time we learned to consider it in a balanced and honest way.

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The house is theirs, they can prove it, yet still the bank proceeds on the basis that it doesn't make mistakes. This is exactly the reason why lightweight, pro-business processes and laws (like three-strikes) are bad. When they go wrong, the victim is considered guilty until they can prove themselves innocent - usually at great effort and expense.

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What Tim said. I still believe that blogging creates no risk for a company that does not already exist becuase of their ethics or hiring process. The presence of Draconian public discourse rules should telegraph to you that the company itself is not to be trusted. Tim says: "If the government’s allegations are true, they ... were allegedly leaking Sun quarterlies from inside the IBM-Sun acquisition due-diligence process!"

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"The airlines that added bag fees most quickly and on the most bags last year are exactly the ones that had the largest year-over-year revenue fall in this year's first quarter." Are the airlines in a 'tragedy of the commons' that is eroding their market to pay for a revenue fig-leaf?

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Wonderful, clear, vaguely funny explanation of what "derivatives" are and why anyone watching should have understood it would all fold like a house of cards one day. No wonder we have a huge crisis.

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