The Carnival of the Capitalists
Since April Fool's Day is around the corner, I gave some thought to an appropriate theme that would be appropriate for the carnival and for this special time of year. Thus, this carnival is dedicated to that truly American family of capitalists, the Popeils.
They Slice! And Dice!
The Fried Man reveals how the State of Louisiana protects its citizens from rogue florists.
Simon World warns that the Chinese Bubble is not sustainable.
Professor Brainbridge refutes the Wall Street Journal and others by clarifying that corporations have never been democracies in which ownership and control were united either in law or fact.
Goobage provides another example that while businesses are legitimately required to sacrifice profits or investments to fully fund pension plans, governments don't bother with such mundane practices.
Small Business Trends shows why the recent European Commission antitrust ruling against Microsoft is bad for small businesses.
They Even Inform!
Jeff Cornwall's Entrepreneurial Mind answers the question "Where have all the start-ups gone?"
The Master of None has some thoughts on deficit spending; specifically, the rarely discussed relationship between the deficit rate and the growth rate.
Arnold King reports on a conference about consumer-driven health care.
Les Jones releases his fourth E-commerce report. I especially enjoyed hearing how Google handled an extortionist.
Take a look at The Big Picture, and see how geopolitical tensions may eat your portfolio.
Synergy Partners clearly provides examples of why you should never trust your intuition when it comes to statistics.
The Interested Participant shows that Chinesese are buying American cars. Shouldn't you?
Anita presents the other side of Radio Frequency Identification Devices, and shows how RFID can empower consumers.
Catallarchy stores up a hornets' nest with his defense of Microsoft.
The delightfully named Photon Courier illuminates the chain of causation.
According to its host, this American Mind post deals with the incentives the TSA doesn't have to do an economical job. This is the only post that I have not personally read as I have not been able to access his site. Hopefully the link will be working shortly.
But Wait! There's More!
Next week's carnival will be hosted by Crazy Pundit. As always, you may enter by sending an email to "capitalists at elhide dot com."