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Stock market-centric coverage of Japan disasters

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Does anyone else feel kind of like news about the stock market not doing well because of the disaster in Japan is kind of like complaining that there’s soot on your pants while your neighbor’s house is on fire?

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: If worrying about the economy in the aftermath of Japan’s recent disasters is like worrying about the soot on your pants when the house is on fire, stop worrying about the soot and start selling fire insurance to everyone in town.

ALLISON REILLY: At least worrying about the economy is more of a rational fear than worrying about the radiation from Japan. Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s America

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: The leaked portions of a Rolling Stone Interview with Justin Bieber in which he discusses politics and healthcare has only confirmed what I’ve suspected for a long time now—when it comes to magazine interviews, we’ve got everything backwards.

JESSICA BADER: Molly makes a valid point about the media fixation with what famous people think about issues outside of their area of expertise. That being said, I was more than a little bothered by the criticism of Rolling Stone for asking a teenage celebrity for his opinion on hot-button political issues. Continue reading

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