|December 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
We humans do the funniest things, especially when we’re sheltered from suffering any downside due to our decisions.
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Politics|
You hear theories about conspiracies but you never know what to believe, especially after some theories turn out to the truth.
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under The Progress Report, War / Peace|
If a poor, oil-rich Muslim country really threatens America, is a US attack really the best response? Or would something more legal be better?
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism|
Utah moved 2000 of 2500 homeless people off the street, putting the state on track to eradicate homelessness altogether by 2015. How’d they do it?
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Arts|
Handprints in ancient cave art most often belonged to women. Were they the signatures of the artists or something else mysterious to moderns?
|December 26, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism, Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
The San Francisco area, the richest area in America, also lets homeless freeze, cheers counter-productive protest, and crams techies into tiny spaces … until it finally geonomizes.
|December 26, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Passengers might already pay a lot to fly but they’re not paying enough to pollute, so shouldn’t ticket prices go up? And perhaps taxes on income go down?
|December 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Financial|
With the lights on, 99 Senators voted against Wall Street; the lights went off and they all fled. These are our fearless leader? Gimme a rock star!
|December 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Holidays, War / Peace|
Contractors and the rest of the military/industrial complex are able to celebrate Christmas 365 days of the year, thanks to politics and apolitical citizens.
|December 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Health|
People drink water yet frackers get to contaminate it with government approval. Is that why you pay taxes? To raise your risk of cancer or mutation?
|December 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Saudi Arabia has held the title for a long time but who holds it now? Russia? Or the original leader? And what’s it matter to citizens?
|December 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
Harvard’s Joshua Greene on the evolution of morality—and why humanity may, objectively, be getting better in the long run.
|December 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
How much aid money never becomes food or medicine but ends up in a numbered Swiss account? Our attitude toward public funds needs to change.
|December 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
Long ago, David Ricardo asked if high corn prices pull up land rents or do high land rents push up corn prices? From today’s farmers, the evidence is clear.
|December 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Students in Sweden go to college for free but still graduate with a ton of debt? Why? Hint: Are landlords so generous?