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Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Today's Links (Friday, 9-7-07): Texas Edition

- Here's a Texan's version of the United States.

- Pavarotti got plenty of coverage yesterday, but it's interesting to note the timeline of his career (and how it wasn't a straight journey to the top). There's something to be learned from this!

- President Bush is going to sign legislation to increase college aid by $20 billion.

- Recruitment by military in schools is criticized, via NY Times.

- "We spent a record-breaking $4 billion at the box office this summer." (Film.com)

- Maybe globalization actually helps the environment?

- "93 percent of female graduates from a US university simply accepted the starting salaries they were offered in their first job, while more than half of the male graduates tried to negotiate up." (from Times Online)

- If you're looking for a decent defense against raising taxes of private equity and hedge fund firms, look no further.

- Statistics on college drop outs in California, via Joanne Jacobs, though we'd like to see some of her own commentary as well.

- For our friends doing Teach for America the next few years, you may want to check out this book.

- Do you have a good job? Read this post for guidance.

- And if you're looking for some laughs, click here, here, and here.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

I found that article about taxes very interesting. I think a vast majority of people period do not think ahead and consider the consequences of their actions beyond such a "dollar today" mentality.

Anonymous said...

Indeed - hopefully a lot of people read that article today (and the blog). Cheers!