Happy President's Day!
Today we'll be breaking our usual format to host the Carnival of the Capitalists, a weekly, travelling collection of interesting links from throughout the business-blogosphere, that people have submitted from their own blogs. Some categories may interest you, some may not, but it may be a good opportunity to find some new blogs or at least get a sample of what different people are writing about. Next week's carnival will be held at Idedologic LLC, you can find more information about submitting your blog, for future carnivals here.
And while you're here, thanks for checking out The Stalwart, if you feel so inclined.
So, without further ado:
Steven Towns at the Japan Stock Blog, explores some recent weakness in the Nikkei that has occurred despite some positive economic data. (Ed note: But we thought Asian markets were a slam dunk these days?)
Top shelf financial blogger, Barry Ritholtz points out the surprising ignorance of treasury secretary John Snow. (Well, we're not that surprised)
Economics & The Economy
Stalwart favorite econo-blogger, James Hamilton, looks at why recent oil spikes haven't produced more of a drag on the economy.
We've heard a lot about rising labor prices in India, what's the real labor situation there?
Here's something we've been discussing lately--is the concept of the trade deficit outdated? Umm, sure hope so.
The Ghost of Carternomices--A lesson that can never be taught enough (price controls are a bad idea).
Corporate Ethics? Ha, that's a good one. (joke) Boyette San Diego finds some online resources for corporate social responsibility.'
Joe Kristan looks at the IRS going after tax-shelters.
Just as PhDs don't confer business success, experience, as measured in years, doesn't mean a whole lot either. (And if anyone keeps reminding you of how much experience they have, run the other way)
From Blog Business World, it can be deadly when businesses bask in past glory.
Some insights on marketing to women online.
And more lessons on marketing to women.
And a clever idea for getting customers involved in the business.
Personal Finance and Entrepeneurship
Free Money Finance makes a great point, most people spend too much time worrying about their investments as opposed to their career, which is likely to be the main driver of their income. (I've always wondered, should people factor in time spent on investing research as a cost when figuring out their returns? Probably yes.)
This is cool. A comparison between today's internet scams, and their originator, the infamous Charles Ponzi. (They're pretty much the same)
This is amusing. A look at why it's not a good idea to follow your dreams, if your dreams aren't very good.
And here's some stuff you should know about resumes.
Well, that's this week's carnival. Thanks to everyone who submitted entries.