Welcome to the Feb 19th Edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists! Let me first thank Jay for allowing me to host the carnival this week, even as the carnival begins to undergo some changes. Jay has been pretty outspoken about wanting to bring the carnival content back to it’s quality roots, and I’ve done my best this week to ensure that the content is as solid as possible, having included less than half of the entries submitted due to relevancy, lack of original content, etc. Hopefully I haven’t offended anyone, but please understand that our goal is to make the carnival highly desirable and packed with quality content.
Before I present the carnival, I hope you’ll allow me a minute to introduce myself. My name is Sanjay Kumar, co-founder of Simplifythis.com. Simplifythis.com is a new online web application for small companies to easily invoice and receive payments electronically. Talk about enabling capitalism!
Ok, so with that short introduction, and without further delay, I present this week’s carnival:
Bob Vineyard of InsureBlog fame chimes in with a post about what happens when your insurance company has to pay claims that aren’t even covered. Bob reports that, sometimes it means they stop selling insurance in your state, reducing your choice and (potentially) increasing your costs.
Charles H. Green presents Seductive Statistics posted at Trust Matters, where he posits that the problem with Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer is that the data and conclusions only represent second-order indicators — and most companies, in trying to measure trust, will systematically destroy it.
Michael K. Dawson presents Profiting From Companies That Sell What China Wants posted at Breaking the Shackles of the 9 to 5 by The Time & Money Group.
Dan Melson presents Real Estate: General Education versus Specific Expertise posted at Searchlight Crusade.
With that, we conclude this week’s carnival. Again, if your post did not make it in this week, feel free to submit something again next week, but please be sure that it is on-topic. Ask yourself how your post fits into the broad category of capitalism. Next week, Jay will be hosting the carnival himself. Check the COTC site for more information.