Reading “capital”: Part 4, Conclusion, And Recap


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LAST year Thomas Piketty, an economist at the Paris School of Economics and a renowned expert on global inequality, published a book titled “Capital in the Twenty-first Century”—in French. It was released in English on March 10th. We  reviewed  the book earlier this year, but it is detailed and important enough, in our opinion, to deserve additional discussion. We will therefore be publishing a series of posts over the next few weeks—live-blogging the book, as it were—to draw out its arguments at slightly greater length. You can read the previous entries for: the Introduction  parts one  and  two ,  Chapter 1 ,  Chapter 2 ,  Chapters 3 and 4 ,  Chapters 5 and 6 ,
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Need Some Help Trolling Help


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I’m pretty new to fishing and this will be my first year trolling the bay and I am trying to get some tips. I will be leaving out of Deale, MD to go fishing every time. I have read to troll the edge of the channel. I’m not asking for anyone’s spots but is there good place to start where I’m coming from? Should I troll to the channel then continue trolling along it, or should I just run to the channel then setup to start trolling. How deep and shallow do you want to go along the edges? Is one side of the channel better then the other side in this area or does it not matter. I have a lot of options of tackle to troll with but I plan on only starting with 6 rods to start with til I know exactly what I’m doing and then I plan on moving up to 9 rods. 3 out the back and 3 on planers on each side. I have white and chartreuse tandems, daisy chains and umbrellas and I have a 19 and 21 tony acceta spoon. I read about running different weights on the lines to cover all levels of the water column.
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Usda May Close 3 California Poultry Plants In Salmonella Outbreak


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Two of those facilities are in Fresno and one is in Livingston, Calif., where the company is based. Foster Farms did not reply to repeated attempts for comment. The USDA first issued a health alert Monday warning consumers to avoid raw chicken from the three facilities after they detected strains of Salmonella Heidelberg, a strain that has been linked to human illness. Fears were heightened Tuesday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 42% of sickened individuals were hospitalized — double the normal rate for such an outbreak. The CDC also reported that some of the salmonella strains detected were showing resistance to antibiotics. “That helps explain the high rates of hospitalization,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which is calling for a recall of poultry from the problem facilities. Consumer Reports magazine said Wednesday that it found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg while testing a batch of Foster Farms chicken and demanded a recall.
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Also See more stories » X Top 10 cars: best gas mileage, lowest sticker price Photos: Top ten future collector cars Porsche to debut 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabriolet at L.A. Auto Show Cadillac unveils all-new 2015 Escalade SUV Some of the world debuts have already been announced: Porsche’s all-new Macan compact SUV will be shown for the first time, alongside the company’s all-new 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Mini’s all-new Cooper will make its auto show debut in L.A. In addition to the world debuts, the L.A. show will see plenty of North American debuts. These include cars that first showed up at the Frankfurt show: Mercedes’ compact GLA 250 crossover, Volkswagen’s electric Golf, BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid sports car and Audi’s A3 convertible. And General Motors plans to bring its trio of recently announced full-size SUVs — the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade — to L.A. The 2013 L.A.
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Earthquake In Remote Pakistan


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And yet their link to this land may soon be broken: Smith Island is eroding. Though scientists differ on how long it will be before the island is underwater, anywhere between 30 and 100 years, there is no dispute about the cause: rising seas. The global trend of rising ocean levels is especially acute in the Chesapeake Bay, where water is rising at twice the world average. To make matters worse, the land around the Chesapeake is sinking: a trend scientists call post-glacial subsidence. According to a state-commissioned task force, Maryland is now losing 260 acres of tidal shoreline annually.
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Most of the victims were crushed when the walls of their mud brick houses caved in. Residents said the quake hit during the few hours of the day when the village had electricity, so many children were at home watching television. — Lloyd Young ( 22 photos ) A Pakistani girl walks on the rubble of a house destroyed following an earthquake in Labach, the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, on Sept. 26.
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How (and Why) B2b Buyers Begin The Purchase Process


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Knowing which channels provide the most opportunity and the greatest ROI can help you make the most of the budget you have available – and this is a BIG deal as many marketers understand that getting a lot of business budget isn’t always easy. A 2013 survey from Sagefrog found that 45% of business-to-business (B2B) companies are expecting to increase their marketing budgets in 2013. But, where exactly are those budgets going? What do current budget trends mean for CMOs? Let’s find out. Related: The 2013 B2B Marketing Outlook and 3 Questions to Consider B2B Marketing Budget Allocation Spending budget in the right areas is a must. If your business fails to focus on the areas that provide the greatest ROI (whether your objective is engagement, leads, etc.) you’ll be spending a lot and straining your resources. The top five areas of marketing spend, according to the survey’s respondents are: website development, online marketing, tradeshows and events, email marketing and advertising. When it comes to top lead sources for B2B marketers, Sagefrog found that referrals, tradeshows and events, and email marketing produced the most leads while telemarketing and direct mail produced the least.
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Want: To Leverage New Technology Businesses want to be able to outshine competitors. In many instances, it’s the technology they utilize that enables this to happen. Businesses want to leverage new technology and over a third of buyers scored this as an 8 or above in terms of importance in instigating a new business purchase. What This Means for Your Business: Have a new feature, service or product offering that will enable your buyers to get their hands on and make the most of the latest technology?
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Fishing Report Wash Canyon 9/21


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Fished the Washington Saturday. Got out early to be there at first light. Chunked in the notch around a large pack of boats. First hook-up was about 8:30, WM hit a chunk. After he realized he was hooked he put on a show, but the 40 lb FC could not stay together. Nothing else until 10 when a school of skippies swam by and we pulled a YFT from under them along with a skippy. Reset the drift a few times and hooked up another YFT around 1. Slow day. We watched some charters driving around and dropping jigs or chunks on fish. Always Late had a good day doing that in the same area we were. Wish I knew how they were doing that!
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How B2b Buyers Seek Information And How You Can Fill The Void


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Marketing is more complex than ever. In fact, a recent BtoB study found that only 36% of marketers feel their current marketing programs effectively address all stakeholders and 40% feel targeting and segmentation tools are effective in helping them reach their target audience. Marketing is  always on and customer’s want real-time content and responses from businesses they’re considering making a purchase from. Additionally, as marketing and technology become more intertwined, complexity in managing both has increased. Look to simplify things so you don’t become overwhelmed or lost in data. Some may be touting the accuracy of marketing funnels or if the same structure that’s existed in the past still applies.
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A recent B2B Marketing report found that the most sought after information by buyers are pricing information (71%), technical/product/service specs (60%), and industry/competitive comparison ( Tweet this! ). While 32% of buyers sought the advice of a company expert, half that number looked for the opinion of their peers. Similarly, the most useful information according to respondents of the study came from a known friend or colleague. What This Means for Your Business: When you create content, especially more robust pieces such as whitepapers and e-books, focus on these top 3 types of information. Blog posts with industry trends and what different businesses are using, a whitepaper with product specification differences, or an infographic with pricing information will all meet these needs. Related: Behavioral Marketing: Best Practices for B2B Marketers What Do Buyers Want the Information to Look Like? The findings from the report suggest physical events are highly effective ways to communicate with prospective buyers. One in three buyers attended a live event, and they were rated the single most influential information type ( Tweet this!
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