Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - March 13, 2016
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An online quiz shows that San Jose is "forgettable"
When asked to name America's largest cities, more people overlook San Jose than any other -- relative to the fact it's the 10th largest individual city (not metro) in the country and one of only ten to have more than a million residents. But San Jose seems to be eternally in the shadow of its neighbor San Francisco, which is in fact meaningfully smaller in population.
Intra-family lending saves many people from financial disaster
Just $1,000 exchanging hands between parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, cousins, aunts, and uncles appears to be what keeps a lot of people out of calamity
Chicago Tribune Presidential endorsement: Rubio for the GOP and nobody for the Democrats
Their reluctant embrace of Senator Rubio is understandable. Governor Kasich is better-qualified, but his campaign organization itself doesn't look like it's built to win. Their case against the two Democrats for their "distance from economic reality" is positively dead-on.
"I wouldn't be good at doing what you need to do to get elected"
Bill Gates says he doesn't want to run for President. The fact he doesn't -- a fact that also applies to a lot of highly-qualified individuals we should like to see in high government office -- says something unflattering about the way we pick our leadership. If the process is faulty, then we're only lucky if it yields positive results.
Japan debt now mostly at negative yields
The idea that the capital environment is so backwards that people willingly pay to put their savings someplace is hard to comprehend
Chinese exports have fallen for eight straight months
A foreboding sign for the global economy
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