From the monthly archives:

July 2010

We have repeatedly covered the national texting while driving epidemic, highlighting the huge public safety concern that it presents. Some research has found that those who text behind the wheel can travel some 100 300 yards — the length of a football field — without looking at the road. But Stacey Higginbotham of Gigaom has pointed […]


Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s blog “Beat the Press” has some thoughts on what the Federal Reserve could have done to help ease the economic collapse that occurred after the housing market fell apart. One of the most simple and obvious ways that central banks can combat a bubble: talk. […]


This Can’t Be Safe

by Jared Wade on July 29, 2010 · 1 comment

I’m not sure where this is from (Iowa?) nor when it occurred, but it reminded me of these “waterskiing in a parking lot” chaps we profiled a few months back and I thought you would enjoy. UPDATE: As the much-more-observant-than-I Brian R. points out in the comments below, this is from Europe. (via Your Daily […]

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[Updated with video] With eyes and media attention still focused on the Gulf of Mexico and the largest oil spill in U.S. history, it’s no wonder little attention has been paid to, what some are calling, possibly the largest oil spill in the Midwest. A 30-inch pipeline burst earlier this week and spilled some 800,000 […]

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