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13 мая, 03:57

Speed daters make matches like economists

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NPR's Planet Money reports on the design of the market for freshly-minted PhDs in economics. The market hasn't changed since I went on the market in 1979. The meetings that January were held in snowy Atlanta, and just like the job seeker in the report, I was running from one hotel to another doing 20+ interviews in a little over three days.

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11 апреля 2014, 19:45

If you want max profits

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If you want max profit Reason on the margin Come on baby find the Q [Alternative lyrics for last line: Come on baby find the price] She sits alone waiting for suggestions He's so nervous, avoiding all the questionsHis lips are dry, her heart is gently poundingDon't you just know exactly what they're thinking If you want max profit Reason on the margin Come on baby find the Q

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08 января 2014, 23:19

Seven charged over alleged $501m Dubai fraud (edited)

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(1/8/2013: This post has been abbreviated. It was originally posted in March 2009. See more in the comments to this post.) Financial Times: Dubai’s public prosecution has charged seven businessmen with crimes related to an alleged scheme to defraud Dubai Islamic Bank of $501m, official records show....International censure has mounted against the government’s decision to hold without charge

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04 июня 2012, 22:02

Stateless in the UAE; Bidoun

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Financial Times: In the UAE, the bidoun’s difficulties have surfaced in the curious case of the Comoros passports. At least a thousand stateless residents have taken the documents, says Zoubert A Soufiane Al Ahdal, Comoros ambassador to the UAE.  Bidoun in the UAE say the Comoros documents make it easier for them to meet tougher official identity requirements for securing papers such as

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04 июня 2012, 22:02

Stateless in the UAE; Bidoun

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Financial Times: In the UAE, the bidoun’s difficulties have surfaced in the curious case of the Comoros passports. At least a thousand stateless residents have taken the documents, says Zoubert A Soufiane Al Ahdal, Comoros ambassador to the UAE.  Bidoun in the UAE say the Comoros documents make it easier for them to meet tougher official identity requirements for securing papers such as

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18 октября 2011, 06:21

The Culture that is the UAE

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BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police sayA dramatic fall in traffic accidents this week has been directly linked to the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services.In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal

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18 октября 2011, 06:21

The Culture that is the UAE

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BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police sayA dramatic fall in traffic accidents this week has been directly linked to the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services.In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal

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18 октября 2011, 06:21

The Culture that is the UAE

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BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police sayA dramatic fall in traffic accidents this week has been directly linked to the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services.In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal

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17 октября 2011, 01:22

WaPo covers wackynomics of Dubai

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Washington PostWhen its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab Emirates’ poorer northern states earlier this year, Dubai’s oil company blamed mysterious service upgrades. Few believed that at the time, and now the company is dropping its subtlety, triggering an uncharacteristically public spat over fuel pricing policies. When its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab

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17 октября 2011, 01:22

WaPo covers wackynomics of Dubai

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Washington PostWhen its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab Emirates’ poorer northern states earlier this year, Dubai’s oil company blamed mysterious service upgrades. Few believed that at the time, and now the company is dropping its subtlety, triggering an uncharacteristically public spat over fuel pricing policies. When its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab

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17 октября 2011, 01:22

WaPo covers wackynomics of Dubai

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Washington PostWhen its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab Emirates’ poorer northern states earlier this year, Dubai’s oil company blamed mysterious service upgrades. Few believed that at the time, and now the company is dropping its subtlety, triggering an uncharacteristically public spat over fuel pricing policies. When its gasoline pumps started going dry in the United Arab

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05 сентября 2011, 06:47

Paragraph of note

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In 2005, a company called CyberTrust—which has since been purchased by Verizon— gave Etisalat, the government-connected mobile company in the UAE, the right to verify that a site is valid. Here's why this is trouble: Since browsers now automatically trust Etisalat to confirm a site's identity, the company has the potential ability to fake a secure connection to any site Etisalat subscribers might