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Can you survive in the gig economy?

Really nice work by The Financial Times to try to give a glimpse into life in the gig economy. Scenario: You’re a full-time Uber driver with two kids to support, and a $1000 mortgage payment due in a week. Can … Continue reading

10. October 2017 by Han Sheng
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Falling stock prices are good

There is no reason to panic in a market downturn, according to Warren Buffett: A short quiz: If you plan to eat hamburgers throughout your life and are not a cattle producer, should you wish for higher or lower prices … Continue reading

26. September 2011 by Han Sheng
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Don’t look down

The Economist: One paradoxical consequence of this “last-place aversion” is that some poor people may be vociferously opposed to the kinds of policies that would actually raise their own income a bit but that might also push those who are … Continue reading

18. August 2011 by Han Sheng
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