Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution ran a little experiment as to whether comments should be open or closed on his blog. His conclusions:
1. Visitor stats rise considerably. But this happens so quickly, I believe it is people hitting "reload" to read additional comments, rather than more readers.
1. Hangzhou -- A Marco Polo favorite
2. Wuxi -- Industrial hub near Shanghai
3. Shanghai -- China's international business capital
4. Dalian -- Popular among Japanese investors
5. Beijing -- Hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics
6. Suzhou -- Multinational manufacturing mecca
7. Ningbo -- Big port rivals nearby Shanghai
8. Nanjing -- Military city finds new success
IBLF, UNDP and the ICC are seeking nominations for the World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The nominations process was launched September 12. See the explanatory brochure or nominate a deserving project - you have until December 31, 2005.
In an argument waged on yesterday’s International Tribune op-ed pages, Bunker Roy claims that they won’t:
An early sign of wealth is that once-attractive jobs are left unfilled. Indian call-centres are said to be struggling to recruit, says The Economist: