What's the best route to economic development? Better schools, not bribes. That's the efficient route to economic growth, as we've said for some time. In other news confirming some of our long-held suspicions, global trade is good for us, even if Iowans are inexplicably "pessimistic" about the future.
Inducement prizes are gaining clout as the National Research Council embraces them as a means to improving science and technology. We should definitely consider using them to reduce energy consumption without a lot of pain.
Dear Baby Boomers: Please save more. At least a third of people ages 45 to 54 are outrageously far behind the savings curve. That's going to put a lot of pressure on younger workers to pay for things like Medicare -- which is within five years of going out of control.