Here’s the news that caught my eye today while I was wondering if writing this sentence counts as me plagiarizing Ryan’s usual opener. I’m hoping the italics help differentiate our unique styles, but I guess he’ll just suspend my posts for a month if not.
- Apparently it’s a landmark week for plagiarism. New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from (read: was fired from) his position after he decided to invent quotes “said” by Bob Marley in his recent book. The book was selling extremely well on Amazon when his publisher decided to completely recall it. Talk about a financial disaster.
- Ryan actually writes his own stuff, but apparently that’s not true of every “writer” in the business. Interns and “research assistants” do most of the hard-work according to the Huffington Post’s blog. To all my fellow interns out there: if your boss asks you to do their writing for them without giving you credit, you have a problem.
- Some plagiarism scandals take a bit longer to flush out. Apple is now claiming that they complained about Samsung copying them back in 2010. The amount they’re suing for is enough to pay off my student loans twenty times over.
- Much in the vein of copying others, check out this article from US News on 5 money-saving gadgets for college students. It looks suspiciously like what my next installment of “Bargain Hunting” was going to. Can you plagiarize telepathically?
What money-related news caught your interest today? Share it in the comments.