Gongol.com Archives: December 2005
Brian Gongol

Broadcasting (2005.12.12)
Product Placements in Television Shows Driving Scriptwriters Daffy

Business and Finance (2005.12.12)
Trade Talks Encounter Rough Going
WTO talks in Hong Kong are sailing in rough waters amid disputes among US, EU, developing countries

Business and Finance (2005.12.12)
Pew Study: Mexican Immigrants Earn More in Atlanta, Dallas Than Average Workers in Major Cities
(Spanish) What will be interesting to watch is how the influx of tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees to Atlanta will affect that earnings relationship.

Humor and Good News (2005.12.12)
UNI Goes to NCAA I-AA Championships
First time ever

We All Need a Little Humor (2005.12.12)
Boris Yeltsin Doing a Jig

The American Way (2005.12.12)
Using Economics to Make Education Better

Health (2005.12.12)
Cutting Corners a Bad Idea When Patient Safety is Involved
Some hospitals re-use medical devices intended only for one-time use. It's certainly dangerous for the patients, but the intent is to save money. Perhaps this should be entered as "Evidence liability damages may have gotten out of control," since the high cost of medical devices is certainly related to the high cost of insurance against liability claims for their failure.

News (2005.12.12)
DC Starting to Realize Promise of Toll Roads
The more people start to realize the real costs of things like long-distance commutes and crowded metropolitan areas, the better the Midwest (with our super-fast commutes) looks all the time

The United States of America (2005.12.12)
Republican Splinter Group Wants Mel Gibson for California Governor
(Spanish) Interestingly, the author of the article doesn't seem to realize that the Christopher Walken for President "campaign" is a hoax. A great hoax, but a hoax nonetheless.

We All Need a Little Humor (2005.12.12)
Economics Humor Involving Beautiful Women in Santa Suits