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Economist Stephen Dubner used his recent Freakanomics podcast to ask, "Are Gay Men Really Rich?" Back in October, Dubner's fellow economist, Steve Levitt, attempted to rationalize how one might go about choosing a hometown. He explained that "amenities," the kinds of things that people were willing to pay for, were key to an area's appeal. Levitt explained that places which had lots of amenities in ... [Read]

A report from GamesIndustry International quotes insiders at two major video game-producing companies as saying their companies have experienced no negative repercussions for their support of gay issues.  Despite taking part in an amicus brief against the Defense of Marriage Act, Zynga's Reggie Davis said the response was: "Not a peep from investors, from the press, or internally." And with regard to ... [Read]

''While I firmly believe that a business climate conducive to growth is critical to our future, I realize our decision affected many of you in a way I did not anticipate, and for that I am genuinely sorry.... Going forward, we will soon begin a strategic review and analysis of our decision-making process for financial contributions in the public ... [Read]