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Makin' Money

The Bermuda Triangle… or a bubble in the makin’

Chris Farrell Dec 28, 2010

Ah, the new economy!

Chartporn puts together amazing graphics. I regularly check in on it. Anyway, here’s something to think about with this chart besides the humor. The combined market value of Google, Facebook and Twitter is an estimated $236 billion. To put that number in context, the combined market value of manufacturing stalwarts Ford, Caterpillar and Boeing is $131 billion. (I picked those at random, but all make things and have a lot of physical and human capital.)

Does the gap in valuation make sense? I wonder.

Are private colleges creating an underclass of heavily indebted students? It seems that far too many students eager to make a better life for themselves are victims instead.

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