News Enrique Peρalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action
"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peρalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotα shares some of the tactics he used to change the transport
News The Deal
An air-headed law professor embarrassing Texas with her existence, has added her not very original two cents to arguments "progressives" have been having among themselves (nobody else seems to be listening) ....
News My Highlights for the Yearend & Predictions for the Coming Years: Wars, Czars & the Zombie Majority
The czar was always sending us commands you shall not do this and you shall not do that till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die. Mark Antin
News Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds
First time this specific sentiment recorded in four decades
Most Americans also believe China is stronger economic power
News America in Worse Fiscal Shape than Detroit-Professor Laurence Kotlikoff
Boston University Economics Professor, Laurence Kotlikoff, says, The country is in worse fiscal shape by many miles than Detroit. So, the country is essentially bankrupt.
News A Very Prepper Christmas: Gifts That You Can Really Use
As preppers, we want to be ready for what life throws at us be it illness, off grid living environments or a TEOTWAWKI event.
News This Is, Quite Simply, The Biggest Endorsement That Bitcoin Has Ever Received
"We believe Bitcoin can become a major means of payment for e-commerce and may emerge as a serious competitor to traditional money transfer providers. As a medium of exchange, Bitcoin has clear
News Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society
Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did.
News Everyone Is Baffled By Alan Greenspan's Comment About Bitcoin
Earlier today, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan discussed Bitcoin with Bloomberg's Trish Regan.
News Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why?
News Guest Post: The Cargo Cult Economy
Last week, I heard about a particularly tragic example of the post hoc, ergo propter hoc logical fallacy, which Frederic Bastiat, the great 19th-century economist, called the greatest and most common fallacy in reasoning.
News This Chart Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food
Wine can be an integral part of a meal. But for those who aren't sure what to serve at their next dinner party, Wine Folly has created the perfect beginners' wine chart.
News 15 Signs That We Are Near The Peak Of An Absolutely Massive Stock Market Bubble
One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that bubbles look like this and that he is most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market.
News Fukushima director warns Britain it may be next
In an interview with the Guardian, the man in charge of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has warned that a similar disaster could easily befall any of the world's nuclear power plants.
News Silicon Valley Isnt a Meritocracy. And Its Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs
In a cultural context where idealists have linked social media to democracy, egalitarianism, and participation, the tech scene in Silicon Valley considers itself to be exceptional.
News Tesla CEO Elon Musk Explains His Thought Process For Vetting Ideas
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains how he makes his adventurous ideas happen, and how he manages to get people rally behind them. Watch an excerpt from his interview from our Ignition conference.
News Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better
There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks
News Everyone Was Talking About A Stock Bubble... Just Before The Last Bubble Burst
One of the more painfully clueless observations made by pundits in recent weeks is that just because everyone is talking about a bubble, there can not possibly be a bubble.
News I Fear For Whats Coming 68 Percent Of Americans Believe The Country Is On The Wrong Track
Are you deeply concerned about the future of America?
News Face It: America Is Likely to Torture Again
The taboo surrounding it hasn't recovered from the Bush yearsand helping to reestablish it is our generation's responsibility.
News Cops: On Duty Officer Raped Young Woman On Squad Car
Friday morning. On duty. Full Uniform. Marked Squad Car. Officer Jackie Neal, 40, made a traffic stop and then allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
News Why I dropped Microsoft products like a bad habit and won't be going back - A Lesson in Freedom
Well I did it. I finally pulled the plug on Microsoft and erased clean their proprietary nature that represents not freedom, but the very proprietary nature of a closed system.
Headlines: Why I dropped Microsoft products like a bad habit and won't be going back - A Lesson in Freedom -- Cops: On Duty Officer Raped Young Woman On Squad Car -- Face It: America Is Likely to Torture Again -- I Fear For Whats Coming 68 Percent Of Americans Believe The Country Is On The Wrong Track -- Everyone Was Talking About A Stock Bubble... Just Before The Last Bubble Burst -- Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk Explains His Thought Process For Vetting Ideas
-- Silicon Valley Isnt a Meritocracy. And Its Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs -- Fukushima director warns Britain it may be next
-- Letter Re: Storing Whiskey For Barter -- 15 Signs That We Are Near The Peak Of An Absolutely Massive Stock Market Bubble -- Gerald Celente: Bond Market Explosion and Intellectual Revolution for Liberty -- This Chart Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food
-- Jeff Rense & Gerald Celente - We Need A Revolution -- Guest Post: The Cargo Cult Economy -- Outgoing Company Commander: I Hate You All -- John Stossel ~ Why Are Indians Poor? -- Equal Opportunity Killing -- Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain? -- Everyone Is Baffled By Alan Greenspan's Comment About Bitcoin
-- Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society -- This Is, Quite Simply, The Biggest Endorsement That Bitcoin Has Ever Received
-- Global-warming proof is evaporating -- A Very Prepper Christmas: Gifts That You Can Really Use -- America in Worse Fiscal Shape than Detroit-Professor Laurence Kotlikoff -- Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds -- My Highlights for the Yearend & Predictions for the Coming Years: Wars, Czars & the Zombie Majority -- The Deal -- Enrique Peρalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action --