People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to... →
wespeakfortheearth: infoneer-pulse: The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce...
Kickstarter Expects to Provide More Funding Than... →
44 percent of Social Security recipients, 43 percent of those receiving...– Paul Krugman, NYT I never cease to be amazed by this stat. (via arig)
Minimal Mac: TV Is Broken →
minimalmac: Recently, while on vacation in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and visiting family, we stayed at my sister’s house. She was kind enough to let us have her place while she found accommodations elsewhere. She moved in to this place herself not too long ago and was proud to point out to us the brand new,…
For a Growing Number of College Students,... →
infoneer-pulse: Wikipedia doesn’t have a stellar reputation for scholarly accuracy, but its staggering collection of 20 million articles in 283 languages has nonetheless made it the go-to reference for the world’s students—it’s even the most plagiarized source on college campuses. Now, a growing number of professors are bucking the anti-Wikipedia trend and assigning a new kind of homework:...
I have often, both publicly and privately, advocated the wider use of birth...– Martin Luther King (via azspot)
Santorum's Rise and the Shocking Power of Future... →
Do not underestimate Rick Santorum. He has a powerful wind at his back. His journey from homophobic Internet-joke to the top of the Republican field is being propelled, in part, by his tapping into a deep longing for a simpler, less technological time. [If you are not in on the Internet-joke, please click the link]. Whether by design or by accident, Santorum is capitalizing on our collective...