Notable Thoughts : Monday Morning Edition

Notable thoughts Monday Morning Edition, few thoughts that caught my attention over the weekend surfing.

Taxes: How low (or high) can they go?
There was a fascinating (to us, anyhow) table in a recent issue of the Journal of Financial Planning. It showed the top marginal tax rates for married couples from 1913 through 2003. Those, you’ll recall, are the highest rates at which income over a certain amount is taxed. The rates ranged from a low of 7 percent (on income over $500,000) in 1913 to 94 percent (on income over $200,000) in the war year of 1944.

Undergraduate programming
From CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering: “It is our view that Computer Science (CS) education is neglecting basic skills, in particular in the areas of programming and formal methods. We consider that the general adoption of Java as a first programming language is in part responsible for this decline.”

India's first mobile soap - Times of India
Digital technology has changed the economics of India's Rs 440 billion ($11 billion) entertainment industry and entrepreneur Rajat Barjatya, the scion of one of Bollywood's biggest film banners, is set to tap it in a big way. Rajat, the younger brother of Sooraj Barjatya who owns Rajshri Productions, is coming up with the first ever serial for mobile phone users in India.

Top Ten Myths of Entrepreneurship
Many entrepreneurs believe a bunch of myths about entrepreneurship, so here are ten of the most common and the realities that bust them:

Will India Become the New Vanguard of the Open Source Movement? - Knowledge@Wharton (subscription)
The question that Sun's award raises is whether India can become the new vanguard of the open source movement and, if so, whether that is a desirable goal.


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