Carnivals and Links, Week of 8/8/2011

August 22nd, 2020 by 

DQYDJ: surprising our readers with yet another week where we submit articles to a carnival!  Maybe we'll keep it going this time.


Site Updates
  • We feel this is a good time to point this out: there were a few updates over the weekend.  Due to the popularity of our interactive features, we have made a separate page for Calculators and Visualizations.  We also highlighted our Economic Concepts with another page - which happen to be our top search engine entries.
  • We've also updated our comment engine to Disqus, allowing nerdy features like live updating, threaded comments, and other great social features.  Maybe we'll increase our commenting average from .7 an article?
  • Expect more subtle and potentially larger updates to roll out over the next weeks.
Featured Links
  • "Social Media and Worker's Comp" - If you are committing worker's comp fraud, don't brag about it on Facebook!
  • "Lloyd's Could Lose $15 Million from Tour Cancellation" - Interesting stuff.  How much does it add to the insurance premium for a band's tours when they add the potential for alcohol or drugs causing show cancellation to their policy?
  • "Athletes are Not Overpaid.  Get Over It." - We loved this article.  We might be biased.  Read it and find out.
  • "The Stock Market Noise Event of 2011" - we featured it in our most recent article, but here's an article to calm your investing nerves.
  • "A Downgrade Awakening" - We loved the quote that starts this article: "During yesterday's market meltdown, an old friend shot us an email: 'The Obama adm needs to stop trying to disarm the fire alarm and start trying to put the fire out.' "  Yesterday we took something out of the oven without using the vent fan on and did something similar.


PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK is in his mid-30s and works and lives in the Bay Area with his wife, two kids, and dog.

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