So I’m at TED. Pretty remarkable people. My random dinner companions last night (“is this seat free?”) were a tall thin Ugandan who doesn’t know how old he is (a Tutsi whose family was originally from Rwanda, he was born sometime during the Ugandan civil war, so between 1982 and 1986; his […]
Tom Mathies: “If an Andy Day is coming up you can just link to this adaptation from Warren Buffett’s latest shareholder letter. You won’t be surprised by his comments on gold.”
☞ I’m not. Nor am I surprised by his quoting Shelby Cullom Davis: “Bonds promoted as offering risk-free returns are now priced to […]
SEX ED: LET’S HEAR IT FOR TEXAS!
According to this infographic, ‘abstinence-only’ states lead the nation in teen pregnancies; states that teach comprehensive sex-ed have the fewest. More than 96% of Texas school districts teach ‘abstinence only.’ Texas leads the nation in teen pregnancies – 62 per 1,000. Your teenage daughter is only […]
Had Democrats warned of catastrophe in 2000 and 2004 – “if Bush is elected, he will lead us into needless war! we will face financial collapse and depression!” – we’d have been (rightly, I think) embarrassed for being too shrill. Never mind that the result of those elections was needless war and barely averted financial […]
It never gets old. As this chart shows, the stock market does so much better when we elect Democrats. And going forward, why wouldn’t that rule of thumb hold? Romney and Santorum want to plunge the country into austerity – now, before the economy has recovered. Why would that help the stock […]
GOVERNMENT HELPING YOUR BUSINESS
Do you own one? Just launched: BusinessUSA. Check it out.
GOVERNMENT HURTING YOUR BUSINESS
Years ago, I blurbed the very first hardcover edition of Philip K. Howard’s The Death of Common Sense. Now comes the cover of The Economist. Some of its prescriptions are easier said than […]
10 CATHOLIC TEACHINGS CONSERVATIVES REJECT
If you share my interest in reelecting the President, I commend a former president’s recent book – Back to Work, by Bill Clinton, whether in hardcover, e-book, or audiobook (read by the author). I’ve been listening to the audio version. […]
Today is President’s Day.
THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET
A dynamic infographic from the New York Times – interesting to play with. (Better still if for each item one could right-click for a general description of what the money is spent on and why/how it is being increased or decreased.)
One hesitates to […]
SOLAR BOTTLE LIGHTS
The reasons to take 3 minutes with this clip? Well, it’s joyful. It’s ingenious. And, boy, does it ever confirm the Theory of Relativity. Wherein I have long held the obvious (one of my specialties): that happiness depends less on how much you have than on the direction you’re headed. […]
HOW ROMNEY STOLE MAINE
This clip shows how Ron Paul may actually have beaten Mitt Romney in Maine. Three of Maine’s 16 counties weren’t counted. Just how that happened is either funny or chilling depend on how you look at it. One of the three had been Ron Paul’s strongest county in 2008. […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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