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The federal clean-energy loan guarantee program that gave you Solyndra wasn't just a multibillion-dollar political debacle it also didn't create jobs, didn't reduce carbon emissions and ran up financial risk for taxpayers. And yet, the program wasn't enough of a bust to outweigh the job-creation and emissions-reducing successes of the complete $90 billion "green stimulus" the Obama administration built into the $800 billion American Recovery and ...
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The pressure to “do something” here is like the superstitious compulsion to make some gesture when we are observing a process over which we have no real influence. Are not our acts often such gestures? The old saying, “Don’t just talk, do something!” is one of the most stupid things one can say, even measured by the low standards of common sense. Perhaps, rather, the problem lately has been that we have been doing too much, such as intervening in...
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If you’re an avid Kickstarter backer, or even have seen Kickstarter’s latest 2012 stats, then you’re well-versed in the power of crowd-funding. Kickstarter recently said that 10 percent of the films at Sundance are Kickstarter-funded, and in 2012 over 2 million people pledged close to $320 million to successfully fund over 18,000 Kickstarter projects on the site. Can clean power projects — like solar panel rooftop installations and even wind farm...
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An update of On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry that originally aired in April, including fears of Amazon becoming a monopoly and the little publishing house standing up to it, a Pu...
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If you're a US citizen, your taxes pay for lots of scientific research. If you sign this petition, you may get to see the research you've paid for! We only need 5825 signature between now and June 19th for this to land on the president's desk. Sign it and pass it on! It says:

Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research. Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research. The highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of Health proves that this can be done without disrupting the research process, and we urge President Obama to act now to implement open access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research.
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