NYTimes on lack of child care pushing some to choose Welfare

The numbers of those on Welfare have been dropping steadily since the 90s. Those numbers look to be rising again as cuts in services that provide tools for those wanting to climb the ladder are being slashed. NYTimes: “Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers”: Last month, she lost her job as a […]

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It used to cost a $1 trillion, now it costs $60 dollars

Computer World: “Today’s $60 1TB drive would have cost $1 trillion in the ’50s” YouTube: “TEDxPhilly – Robert J. Moore – The data explosion “: Related: Hal R. Varian, University of California, Berkeley: Economics of Information Technology MIT Technology Review: “The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet” guardian.co.uk: Data Store TechCrunch: Devin Coldewey: “The […]

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John Scalzi: “Being poor and not feeling rich are not the same thing, don’t confuse the two”

John Scalzi, in “Why Not Feeling Rich is Not Being Poor, and Other Things Financial”, reacts to those employing his powerful piece, “Being Poor” against the (in my opinion) lack of empathy Todd Henderson shown in his piece complaining about being classified rich while earning greater than $250,000 (original piece deleted, this version is from […]

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There can never be enough journalists like Bill Moyers

Recently my friend and coworker Arpit Mathur passed along a critique of journalism’s sorry state using the leaked iPhone story as evidence. The sad thing is that we might be amidst some kind of golden age for journalism and are largely unawares. For evidence, visit sites and services like ProPublica, NPR.org, McClatchyDC, THe Center for […]

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