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Meet Strong Towns

A movement dedicated to making communities financially strong and resilient.
4 months ago
by Dusty Dean
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Homeownership Woes Continue As Ownership Rates Reach 13 Year Low

Homeownership fell to 65.9%, according to a recent US Census Bureau report (pdf) This number marks a 13 year low for US homeownership rates.
8 years ago
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Chart Showing Owners of US Treasury Debt

Though unlikely, it’s still interesting to see who would need to be paid first in order to avoid a technical default on US debt.
8 years ago
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Space Shuttle Pulls Into Port for the Last Time

The second most important part of the shuttle landing this morning (first being a safe reentry and landing) was the dialogue between the shuttle commander and mission control.
8 years ago
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Do you know a threshold earner?

Here's just a small excerpt from a thought-provoking Economist article:In an American Interest essay on income inequality, Tyler Cowen
8 years ago
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Presenting Vesta the Asteroid

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around asteroid Vesta on July 16, 2011.
8 years ago
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What is the Higgs boson, and why do we want to find it?

In 1993, the UK Science Minister (such a cool title), William Waldegrave, challenged physicists to produce an answer that would fit on one page to the question ‘What is the Higgs boson, and why do we want to find it?’
8 years ago
by Dusty Dean
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Orson Welles is Coming Over for Cocktails

I often think that Orson Welles would have been the perfect guest for a cocktail party.
8 years ago
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Hubble Telescope Captures Thin Galaxy

Like a snapshot of coins tossed in the air, we see them at all angles, from face-on disks to nearly edge-on lines.
9 years ago
by Dusty Dean
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Library of Economics and Liberty: EconTalk Podcast

I consume most of my information online through RSS feeders and podcast applications.
9 years ago
by Dusty Dean
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Cupola's View of Our Planet

Here’s a photograph of our gorgeous planet from the recently installed Cupola module on the International Space Station (ISS).
9 years ago
by Dusty Dean
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