Valentine’s Day Breakfast Links

Happy Valentine’s Day to you. Here is the real story behind the day.

14 Ways an Economist says I love you.

Pitching to investors. Some good info here. Presentations aren’t books. Investors don’t have the patience for plot development.

If you like hoops, this ought to warm your heart. John Naismith was a humanitarian.

I am on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange today at around 10:15am CT.As Rick and I were about to go on, they killed the hit… uff da. Posted a couple of photos on Instagram.

Courage has no color, or gender.

A betchy guide to Valentine’s Day.

What do you think of the new wave of deregulation in utilities? I know of a few ways to save big money on power. Here are two. One is Power2Switch. Then there is North American Power. They each take a different approach. Which do you think is more powerful?

A little about Valentine’s Day cards.

It’s Starbucks ($SBUX) Appreciation Day today.

I wasn’t for bailing out the auto industry, the banks, and all the other BS that Bush and Obama pulled. It’s costing Mitt Romney in Michigan though. The correct economic policy is to let them fail. The businesses would have been reconstituted and the bond holders wouldn’t have been ripped off.

The myth of the market crash.

Happy Valentine’s Day to taxpayers. Obama wants to increase your taxes, big time.

Beer has statistical significance.

CFTC creates subcommittee on HFT. Heh.

Putin wants Russians to have more sex. Probably should halt Vodka production and subsidize Viagra.

Yes, they are totalitarians.

Happy Valentine’s Day. A little Miles Davis for you

  • Paul

    Jeff, thanks for the shout-out on North
    American Power.

    Today, many new business models are blurring the lines between traditional
    for-profit and the newer socially responsible companies   —  Save.
    Give. Share. Earn. —    a powerful message.  

    By becoming a NAP customer, you can build your own business:  
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    Regards, Paul

    • Andy


      North American Power has an amazing business model.  Sign up as a customer for great rates (currently as low as 5.99% for 25% Green) and you can earn residual income without paying to become a Consultant.  They were ranked as the 57th Most Promising Company in the USA by Forbes Magazine in the December 2011 edition. Very Cool.

  • Alexa

    Thanks as well for the mention, Jeff! (Not sure how I feel about that photo, however — that candy looks so unhealthy! Also, I’ve heard the word “betchy” multiple times in the past two weeks. Is that de rigueur of late? Fill me in — I’m a little out of touch with popular culture, it appears.)

    So, to clarify a few things for your readers… our take on saving on electricity costs is different in that we offer a transparent method for consumers and business owners to compare fixed rates for the largest amount of suppliers in their area, and then switch to the one that is best for them. (By fixed, we mean that the rate will not change for the duration of the plan.) This is an important distinction, as many suppliers offer introductory rates that may change throughout the plan term. As deregulation is a relatively new concept for many (though it’s been in effect for some time), there is a lot of education that needs to occur among consumers before they can actively manage variable rates, which may change from month to month. The market is influenced by so many factors that make it extremely difficult to anticipate the fluctuations in rates, which is why we advise consumers to lock into a low fixed rate when they decide to switch suppliers. People can be very slow to embrace change, so first things first, we need to first help them understand that they are even able to switch — and then show them that they can make the switch safely and easily, and with complete confidence. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too — a day late! Alexa