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Roundup: Kitchen Tips, $11 Credit Reports, and Linsanity

I grew up in New York and basketball was always my favorite sport, so it was natural that I grew up a New York Knicks fan. Having moved to Pittsburgh and then Baltimore, neither of which had basketball teams, I sort of fell out of touch with my home town team until this year. Back then, Knick fans hated the Heat because PJ Brown flipped Charlie Ward on the free throw line. Most people hate the Heat because of Lebron James (let’s be honest, everyone still likes Dwayne Wade and no one really cares about Chris Bosh), which isn’t a great reason to hate a sports team (especially when James has the reputation of fading in the clutch).

So this whole Linsanity thing has been epic. The whole Melo-drama with Anthony and D’Antoni hasn’t been as great… but hopefully that’s behind the team. It’s also why I enjoyed this article by Kenneth Rogoff, professor at Harvard and former chief economist at the IMF, titled Jeremy Lin and the political economy of superstars [3].” It’s not really a Linsanity article (much like this isn’t a Linsanity roundup), it just piggybacks on the sensation, but Rogoff discusses why we accept high salaries for sports figures but lambaste CEOs for being paid similarly. My belief is that most people believe they can do a CEO’s job, whereas they can’t dunk a basketball or catch a touchdown pass, so they think the CEO is overpaid because they themselves are not being paid as much.

Have a great weekend!

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