I have been continuously attending summer camps since 1973, when I attended my first weeklong basketball camp. I first attended basketball camp, then worked basketball camp, then worked tennis camp, then attended economics camp, then worked economics camp. Since 1990, I have worked at least 1 summer camp for economics every summer, and some summers I have worked 3 or 4. This week is actually my second week-long camp this summer, and I will work a 3rd one at FEE in August.
The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2012 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition are now being accepted. Submissions will be accepted from advanced PhD students in economics or other relevant disciplines anywhere in the world.
A lot can happen in few years. You can go from the vice president of engineering for Yahoo, to a guy looking for a job at Facebook, to a startup founder, to a guy that just sold that startup to Facebook for a jaw-dropping $19 billion. And that's exactly what happened to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. In 2009 he applied for a job at Facebook and was rejected. Here's his sad-but-hopeful tweet.
TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s largest gold miner, is seeking a successor to founder and Chairman Peter Munk, with his co-chairman being groomed as the prime candidate.
In a letter to shareholders in Barrick’s 2012 annual report, released on Tuesday, Munk said it was time for the company to “consider a path to new leadership at our board level.”
He listed the qualifications Barrick was looking for, and then singled out John Thornton, who was made co-chairman of the board in mid-2012.
The aerial crash that killed three people working on a Discovery Channel reality TV production occurred when the helicopter collided into the base of a valley wall in Acton while preparing to shoot a scene for a military-themed show, federal aviation investigators said in a preliminary report issued Monday.