Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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    Regulatory “Pay-Go”

    Dec 28, 10 • 261 Views • No Comments

    Too much regulation? Senator Mark Warner’s proposed legislation is an interesting approach. Concerned that regulation is “stifling fresh investment and discouraging innovation,” Senator Mark Warner says the incentives have to change....  [read more]

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    Are You Middle Class?

    Dec 16, 10 • 244 Views • No Comments

    What is the “middle class?” In a recent NPR interview, a painting contractor, an employee of Healthy Montana Kids, a man who runs a hi-tech robotic firm, and a hospice worker, all earning between $25,000 and $100,000 annually, said they were...  [read more]

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    Walking Matters

    Dec 5, 10 • 230 Views • No Comments

    A podcast on cities from WNYC’s Radiolab cited walking speed as a part of a city’s personality. To walk 60 feet, people averaged 10.55 seconds in Singapore,  12.37 seconds in Paris, 21 seconds in Buchanan, Liberia, and 31.60 seconds in...  [read more]

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    Innovation and Regulation

    Dec 2, 10 • 207 Views • No Comments

    Is more innovation the opportunity cost of more regulation? If so, which do you prefer? To see one person’s opinion, I recommend a recent Washington Post op-ed, “Strangling innovation and job creation with red tape.” The Washington Post...  [read more]

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    Flying Snakes and Economic Growth

    Nov 24, 10 • 286 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes the federal government spends a tax payer’s money in unexpected ways. According to the Washington Post, scientists funded by the Department of Defense are studying snakes that can fly. Slightly venomous, sort of air-slithering, these Southeast...  [read more]