Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com


MOSCOW — Yegor T. Gaidar, the economist who oversaw the largest transition from Communism to capitalism as the first finance minister of post-Soviet Russia, only to be vilified by his countrymen for the decade of poverty that followed, died on Wednesday. He was 53. via Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit […]

New York Times thinks 2.6% is a lot


In a recent piece that should have engendered far more mockery than it did, the New York Times proclaimed that “talk radio, a largely conservative format, turns out to have fewer fans than previously thought.” You see, broadcasters are switching over to a new ratings measurement system, one that’s high tech and automated as [...]

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