Why? – This money thing is going out of fashion.

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BBC News – Facebook ads: £100,000 bill for government – good value?

It turns out that as of 19 July, the government had spent £98,418.25 with Facebook on advertising the Great campaign. A spokesman said the campaign had achieved 472 million ad impressions leading to 782,000 ad clicks – and across the 13 Facebook pages, 583,000 “likes” had been generated.

via BBC News – Facebook ads: £100,000 bill for government – good value?.

Christopher Balding on the real risk in China

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In the past 5-8 years, and especially the past 3, China has built an enormous amount of stuff that nobody wants, needs, or uses.  Fueled by a lending boom that began in late 2008 and tripled total lending in 2009, Chinese government at all levels has been spending money like a drunken sailor on leave.  What should scare people however, is just how poorly this money has been spent.

via Christopher Balding on the real risk in China.