Jun
23
2009

Pensions and the Financial Meltdown

The topic of pension reform has come up a lot lately because of the stock market declines recently. Lots of pension funds have taken big hits, and there have been discussions about “defined benefit” plans becoming obsolete. Part of the problem comes from the fact that legislation about pension funds is lopsided; employers are required […]

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Jun
05
2009

The future of newspaper publishing

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An article that appeared in today’s paper talked about the rapidly declining revenue of print news. The issue at hand is how to “monetize content” on the web; i.e. how to get people to pay for stuff they’re used to getting for free. In the software business ther’s a saying; “If you can’t fix it, […]

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