Category Archives: National Affairs

Federal Reserve Looks At Income Inequality


Real gross domestic product (GDP) per worker totaled almost $1,000 in Burundi in 2000; it exceeded $100,000 in Luxembourg. How such large differences in GDP per worker can persist in an increasingly global world is one of the key questions … Continue reading

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Condi Rice’s Boarding


Business leaders are tone deaf about their markets. This appointment was a flashing billboard 2 feet from the shoulder with barrels and speed bumps, but still, in the eagerness for status (above service!) for celebrity over morality, for private over public … Continue reading

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Welfare Queens in Cowboy Hats – Bloomberg View


Let’s dispense with niceties: Bundy is a freeloading scofflaw, a welfare queen in a Stetson who claimed what wasn’t his. He took subsidies from U.S. taxpayers and refused to pay the $1.2 million he owed for using federal — make that our … Continue reading

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Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com


The American Chemical Society said in 2012 that graphene was discovered to be 200 times stronger than steel and so thin that a single ounce of it could cover 28 football fields. Chinese scientists have created a graphene aerogel, an ultralight material … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The mysterious disappearance


Cartoon: The mysterious disappearance.

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