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Twitter Suicide?

cheap beer lyrics Very interesting commentary here by Mark Gibbs of Forbes on Twitter’s decision to start censoring content in some countries. Gibbs thinks it’s suicidal for Twitter. We’ll see…

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Dear Protesters: Life Isn’t Fair

Many years ago, while waiting for a bus to arrive in New York City’s grimy old Port Authority Bus Terminal, I picked up a tattered copy of Forbes “Richest Americans” that had been left behind on a bench.  It included short interviews with about a dozen titans of industry, who, in a nutshell, were asked […]

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Blue States, Red Ink

Forbes teamed up with the Gallup Poll recently to determine which states are in the worst financial shape.  Forbes and Gallup measured each state’s “unfunded pension liabilities, changes in tax revenue, credit ratings, debt as a percentage of Gross State Product, debt per capita, growth expectations for employment and the state economy, net migrations and a “moocher […]

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