Is it possible for the U.S. to go all-electric?

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Life today in Mueller—an innovative suburb of Austin, Tex., seems like something out of the distant future.  New homes wired with the latest smart gadgets cluster together around shared park spaces.  Blue-black panels that transform sunshine into electricity grace a majority of roofs.  Electric cars or hybrids glide silently to rest in garages.   Continue reading… “Is it possible for the U.S. to go all-electric?”

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The best economic news in human history

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Andrew McAfee, the associate director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management has revealed “the best economic news in human history,” claiming that we’re on the brink of the possibility of rising living standards for everyone on earth.  He says that technological progress means humanity will soon solve the problem of ‘increasing scarcity’, meaning that there are, in theory, enough goods and wages for everyone in the world.   Continue reading… “The best economic news in human history”

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Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption

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A question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over, how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others.  But finding correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity has always been difficult. Continue reading… “Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption”

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