Gongol.com Archives: August 2006
Brian Gongol

August 22, 2006

Aviation News Russian airliner crashes in Ukraine

News Walesa quits Solidarity
Says he disagrees with current leadership

News Iran dances around nuke question but says it's ready for talks
Meanwhile, Iran's former president (a pro-reform type) will be visiting the US next month

Iowa "You can pass laws from now until doomsday..."
Lawyer defending CIETC gets the quote right, but the intent wrong -- making laws definitely cannot change human nature, but at the same time, lawmakers need to consider the incentive structures they create and to realize that those incentive structures can make good people do bad things keep bad people from doing whatever they want

Business and Finance Why economics really, really matters
Beyond the long list of disasters that could have been averted through better economic knowledge, there are current-day issues like rampant inflation in Zimbabwe (1,000% annually) that make it impossible for ordinary people to plan for their futures. The failure to deal with hyperinflation is a crime against humanity.

The American Way August 21, 2006 Carnival of the Capitalists

Water News Water becomes the new oil

News The fertility gap between Republicans and Democrats: 41% after two generations
Of course, that fertility gap pales in comparison to the one between developed and developing nations

Humor and Good News Violence is generally bad, but...
What about violence against a guy who slaughters a perfectly good song by Outkast by turning it into milquetoast coffee-house crap? At the very least, his guitar should be set on fire.

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