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An interesting topic, though I would approach the problem from a completely different angle than what the author proposes...
In the 20th century, the United States moved from an economy based on high wages and reliable benefits to a system of low wages and cheap consumer prices, to the detriment of workers. What's next?
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It's kinda ironic how Wal-mart, viewed by some as a symbol of slavish consumerism, also promotes a type of freedom by letting people park overnight in their parking lots (unless local laws prohibit it).

If you search on Google or Amazon for the word "vandwelling", you will soon realize that a lot has been written about the subject of living in cars, trucks and vans.
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This is actually a pretty good article, with some insights into how companies use ill-fitting tools (like email) for intra-company communication.

Where the enterprise social graph requires blasting a whole team with messages like “Hey, has anyone started working on this yet?”, we can just query the work graph and efficiently find out exactly who’s working on that task and how much progress they’ve made.

I'm guessing that the author will soon have a software product to sell to the corporate world, which will solve some of these problems. Sounds good...
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Big Diesel Power: 90,000 Horsepower ship engine. It gets 1,000 Miles Per Gallon per ton, that is. Better than anything I own...

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The coolest thing is... the access doors to the crankcase.
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I like this quote, which I found on ContractorTalk.com:

"Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range."
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There is a 65-year-old guy who goes by the nickname "Mule", who has been wandering the West with his mules for the past 29 years. Incredible... What a country! some would say...

He has a lawyer, pro bono of course, who helps him fight the inevitable legal entanglements. I like her comment: "There is always a balance between people's freedoms, and the needs of a community".

Fascinating story...
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An excellent metric... New homes divided by new population.

This measurement fluctuated around 0.7 for a long time, but hit 0.2 after the housing crisis. It now stands around 0.4.

It's time to build more houses!
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Scary to think about what could happen if antibiotic medications no longer worked. Yet, it's a real possibility...
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Very cool software. To create a 3D model from a photo is a real breakthrough!
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Watch the exhaust manifold glow orange and yellow while this engine is run on a dynamometer. Crazy!

Ford 1163hp turbo six engine dyno
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"College is about the journey. So why are schools asking high school seniors to already be at the end of it?"
Essay prompts ask high school seniors to have it all figured out. But isn't that why you go to college?
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The Past and Future of America's Social Contract
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Tao Chen hopes that 3-Sweep can finally democratize 3-D design.

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We spend nearly half our waking hours at work, and much of that time is not even spent doing our actual job: It's all work about work. Email

Applying to College Shouldn't Require Answering Life's Great Questions
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Essay prompts ask high school seniors have it all figured out. But isn't that why you go to college?

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I'm a big fan of Tom Lawler, but I think his rant - posted earlier today by Bill McBride - is misguided. Lawler's essential complaint is tha

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September 4, 2013 - A shortage of buildable lots, especially in the most desirable locations, has emerged as one of the key factors holding

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An article on liberty and free markets as sound public policy for Michigan.

Maybe It's Time to Start Decorating our Air Conditioners With Little Lawns
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The makers of the grass-covered "Babilawn" claim it makes ugly A/C units "aesthetically pleasing" from both "inside and out."