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Inspired reading: Bill Gates lists the top ten books of 2012 that made him think

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Bill Gates is a well-read guy, and it’s been that way for a while. He would check out books from the library so much as a youngster that the librarian wouldn’t give him new ones until he returned a few. So it’s safe to assume that his top ten books...
Inspired reading: Bill Gates lists the top ten books of 2012 that made him think

Historian finds tech bubble that didn't pop (180 years ago)

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Histories of speculative bubbles are popular these days, in large part because they have driven our economy for the last two decades. First came the tech bubble, whose quasi-utopian promises drew in billions of investment dollars, only to pop its cork in 2000, dragging the United States into a...
Historian finds tech bubble that didn't pop (180 years ago)

MAULDIN: The "Bang!" Moment Is Here

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"Perhaps more than anything else, failure to recognize the precariousness and fickleness of confidence – especially in cases in which large short-term debts need to be rolled over continuously – is the key factor that gives rise to the this-time-is-different syndrome. "Highly indebted governments, banks, or corporations can seem...
MAULDIN: The "Bang!" Moment Is Here

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

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It wasn’t until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, that a very basic and consequential spreadsheet error was discovered. Suddenly, a conclusion that policy makers around the world had seized on...
Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

How To Avoid The Excel Mistake That May Have Ruined The Global Economy

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Whoops. An apparent error in Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff's influential study of government debt was the result of a simple mistake in Microsoft Excel that all spreadsheet jockeys fear. Here it is: The cells outlined in dark blue contain the data points that Reinhart and Rogoff used to reach their conclusion that countries with a...
How To Avoid The Excel Mistake That May Have Ruined The Global Economy
A simple Excel calculation error puts a famous economic study under scrutiny
Microsoft Excel: The ruiner of global economies?
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