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January 7, 2013
19:40 // 1 year ago
December 20, 2011

Recession-era must have, apparently: Nail polish. Nail polish?

  • correlation This year, nail polish sales jumped 59% from 2010. Despite economic troubles, it appears that painted nails are one expense that’s worth the plunge. “Beauty is one thing women never forget about,” said Demitrius Simpkins, a manager at a New York salon.
  • causation Such a growth in sales is probably because more buyers are interested in painting their own nails instead of paying for salon visits.  ”Some women who used to come every Monday now come maybe every other Monday,” Simpkins claimed. source
0:45 // 2 years ago
July 30, 2011
Because we keep seeing this story: No. Because if Steve Jobs gave Apple’s $76 billion in cash to the U.S. government, it would just mean that the U.S. would have a few more weeks to solve their debt crisis, instead of a few days. We’re essentially comparing a high point for a U.S. corporation to a low point for the federal government. The U.S. spends billions of dollars a week. Apple makes billions of dollars a quarter. It’s not the same thing.

Because we keep seeing this story: No. Because if Steve Jobs gave Apple’s $76 billion in cash to the U.S. government, it would just mean that the U.S. would have a few more weeks to solve their debt crisis, instead of a few days. We’re essentially comparing a high point for a U.S. corporation to a low point for the federal government. The U.S. spends billions of dollars a week. Apple makes billions of dollars a quarter. It’s not the same thing.

19:06 // 3 years ago