the world cup and links

As I post this, the World Cup is kicking off. My once-every-four-years interest in soccer will briefly flare up, and I’ll pay attention for a week or two, then forget about it, then get excited about it towards the end. Or maybe not. It’s hard to get too excited about it, but I do realize it’s probably the biggest sporting event in the world.  And one of my links is related: Money and the World Cup

On to the links:

Are You Cut Out for a Freelance Job? Is Anyone?: I thought this was a very interesting expansion on my post, “Job Junkie.” I left a couple of lengthy comments…

How to Stockpile Food for Survival: I guess as westerners we never think of a time when we might not be able to readily obtain calories, but I suppose that Katrina should have taught us that natural disasters can occur. I have this on my permanent to-do list, though, and have yet to take any action on it.

Should The U.S. Banking Industry Be Regulated? Thoughts On Financial Reform:  I won’t get into details, but count me as someone who’s opposed to the current reforms being proposed.  They don’t go far enough and everyone’s going to walk around patting themselves on the back if they are enacted, and we’ll forget about it.  It’s not going to work.  There are still far too many institutions that are “too big to fail” and their risk-taking activities will be far worse than ever before – because now the precedent’s been established.

Drive-in Theaters – A Money-Saving Movie Experience: I haven’t seen one of these in years, and I can’t see how any survive except as complete and utter novelties, but I guess they do.