Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Tabdump #2

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* If you invested $100,000 on Jan. 1, 2000, in the Vanguard index fund that tracks the Standard & Poor’s 500, you would have ended up with $89,072 by mid-December of 2009. Adjust that for inflation by putting it in January 2000 dollars and you’re left with $69,114. Krugman says things have not yet turned around.

* In search of the world’s hardest language.

* Environmental refugees.

* Should we believe the thorium hype?

* Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is fixing for another boycott.

* Behold, the divorce gene. Via Eric Barker.

* And everyone is criticizing Brit Hume for suggesting on-air that Tiger Woods must become a Christian in order to be forgiven, but of course Hume was right: a well-publicized conversion experience would be a painless way for Woods to immediately rehabilitate his brand.

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