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At 10, #Opportunity Shows Us Where Our Priorities Ought to Be

The next time someone talks about cutting NASA’s budget either because we can’t afford it or we need to spend the money elsewhere, please show them this. NASA’s Opportunity at 10: New Findings from Old Rover (http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mer/mer-news-20140123/#.UuU7wRAo5D-) It’s an incredible … Continue reading

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Farewell QE, you have been a magnificent success – Telegraph

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The moral contours of QE depend on your angle of vision. But would you rather be surrounded by mass unemployment? Greg Russak‘s insight: This article is pretty wonky, and I don’t profess or pretend to … Continue reading

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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: Amazingly clear and detailed “view” of where wealth is concentrated. Drilling into zip codes shows remarkable details without being overwhelming. This is simultaneously revealing and mesmerizing. As I looked at it, I … Continue reading

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The dirty secret behind right-wing austerity.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The motivation behind the world-wide economic con of austerity has been discovered. And, the source is none other than Pete Peterson – the debt-obsessed billionaire who stands to make billions off the privatization of our … Continue reading

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Walmart vs the Morons; Seriously?

The “Walmart vs the Morons” email finally landed in my inbox. Can anyone possibly take this seriously? Perhaps defining Walmart as a “success” and the government as a “failure” depends mostly on how we think about and define words like … Continue reading

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The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs

The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs America’s crumbling infrastructure is both a safety hazard and a drag on our economy that is projected to only get worse. If we’re going to tackle the really big challenges of government … Continue reading

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