Gongol.com Archives: April 2009
Brian Gongol

April 16, 2009

Business and Finance Believe it or not, median weekly earnings in the first quarter were 2.6% higher than a year ago
Earnings increased even when adjusted for inflation. And we still have a bunch of new things (inventions, websites, and ideas, for starters) today that we didn't have 12 months ago. Speaking of inflation, some analysts think deflation is the real worry right now. But given the massive new government borrowing taking place right now, perhaps the real concern we should have is whether the US dollar will remain strong enough in the long term to preserve our financial strength.

News The problem with unedited, unfiltered comments on news stories
Des Moines Register writer comments: "A well-researched Register news article is published on the same Web page as a reader's step-by-step instructions as to how a local woman under a psychiatrist's care should commit suicide using carbon monoxide."

Broadcasting Great moments in radio history: Radio Free Europe and the end of Communism

Science and Technology Human oddity: Why do people almost universally appreciate how baby animals are cute, but some can look at baby humans of other races and judge them unfavorably?

Water News The High Plains Aquifer is 9% smaller than 60 years ago

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