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Billion Dollar Dart Throwing | Om Malik
One last thing — the Oculus acquisition makes it easy for Facebook to tell a story about “cool” things the company is doing. In comparison to Google which is working on cool shit like driver less cars, robotics and Project Loon, Facebook looks decidedly uncool and one dimensional (advertising focused.) Oculus changes the perception of the company with potential employees. More importantly the company has perception of being focused on the future cool things. Wall Street values promise of the future and accords premium based on that. And that alone is worth a couple of billion dollars.
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21 days ago by infosample
It's impossible to work your way through college nowadays | Randal S. Olson
Modern students have to work as much as 6x longer to pay for college than 30 years ago
college  inflation  bubble  debt 
24 days ago by cboyack
YouTube -- How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
'Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, "How does the economy really work?" Based on Dalio's practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur.' -- Error: "Able to borrow money, people can spend more." Borrow *credit* not money. There isn't any money. It's all credit and promissory notes (debt repayment enforced by gun in the case of government notes). Omission: Land Cycle not mentioned but implied (i.e., malspeculative "bad credit" investments in non-productive assets/liabilities/mortgages/financialized-supra-marginal-location/"land"-exclusions). Agenda: Raise incomes via productivity so to enrich landlords who can now confiscate more rent.
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