Gongol.com Archives: July 2011
Brian Gongol

July 22, 2011

Socialism Doesn't Work Why do these people get government money and you don't?
The state of Iowa really needs to stop trying to pick winners with economic-development incentives

Agriculture As if being a farmer weren't stressful enough...
A huge number of new threats to the economics of farming are making things more uncertain than they have been in some time. Will China stop importing food? Are too many farmers borrowing too much money to buy land? Are the wrong people buying land and running up prices?

Agriculture Stop overcooking your pork
The USDA says it's good enough to cook whole pork cuts to 145°F and let them sit for 3 minutes -- no more cooking to an internal temperature of 160°.

Business and Finance One in nine workers in the UK don't know anything useful
It's likely to be a very similar figure in the United States. Those kinds of people aren't going to find good jobs if they don't find useful knowledge or skills.