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Summer Internship: Tana Africa Capital (S. Africa)

Trading Report: 60 Ways the U.S. Government Wastes Taxpayers' Money

Bloomberg: Shale Oil Boom Fuels "Madhouse" in Texas

Figures released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau show counties in south and west Texas are now among the fastest-growing places in the U.S. as oilfield workers rush to the Eagle Ford Shale. The underground formation holds an estimated 3 billion barrels of oil and 150 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.

“It’s a madhouse,” J.E. Wolf III, a Yorktown real estate broker, said in a telephone interview. “I’ve been selling real estate here for 43 years, and I’ve never seen it like this.”

Please read more here.

Field Guide to Angel Investors (Infographic)

Ron Finley: Growing Your Own Food Is Like Printing Money

Italy's Beppe Grillo Explains the Global Monetary System

The most powerful guy in Italy right now is a former stand-up artist named Beppe Grillo.

He sums up the global monetary system in about 5 minutes.

Take a look!

WSJ: Data Crunchers Now the Cool Kids on Campus

On campuses, at cocktail parties and in American corporations, statisticians are walking a bit taller these days.

The explosive growth in data available to businesses and researchers has brought a surge in demand for people able to interpret and apply the vast new swaths of information, from the analysis of high-resolution medical images to improving the results of Internet search engines.

Please read more here.

Fractional Reserve Banking: "Creation" of Money

These videos illustrate the process by which money is created in a fractional reserve banking system.