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 testament to the vision, genius, and engineering expertise of the people who work at NASA. … More At 10, #Opportunity Shows Us Where Our Priorities Ought to Be
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 understand all of it. There a couple of basic takeaways for me. The main one … More Farewell QE, you have been a magnificent success – Telegraph
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 couldn’t help wondering how and why it is that the people living in the vast … More Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty
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 social safety net. Greg Russak‘s insight: “It’s time for President Obama and Democratic leaders to … More The dirty secret behind right-wing austerity.
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 ‘success’ and ‘failure’ from the outset. Is it only about money and market share and … More Walmart vs the Morons; Seriously?