Monthly Archives: November 2010

This is what you get from $14 trillion in debt

Most Americans have no idea why the world switching from the dollar to the euro as the global reserve currency, just like they have no idea why excessive government intrusion into their personal lives in the form of mandated health … Continue reading

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A hydraulic robot arm from cardboard and tape

The Make Magazine blog has to be one of my favorites, and this article is a reason why. DLH

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A federal pay freeze only scratches the surface of what needs to be done

Via The Daily Beast, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration is recommending a two year pay freeze for federal workers as the president’s opening gambit in debt reduction negotiations with Congress. Of course, pay freezes and budget … Continue reading

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The Food Safety Modernization Act and the expanding role of government control

The Food Safety Modernization Act is a controversial bill currently on the floor of the Senate that would expand the government’s ability to regulate the production of food products in the United States with an eye on helping reduce instances … Continue reading

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Can a non-state actor kill government transparency?

Via The Daily Beast, over at Newsweek, Christopher Dickey makes the point that the WikiLeaks dump of classified State Department documents could have the effect of making the government more closed and more opaque both to the world and within … Continue reading

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