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Economy

Campaign and Lobbying Expenditures Promote Fracking Big Time

November 15th, 2011  |  Source: NPQ

Source: Common Cause | The venerable clean government organization, Common Cause, has an excellent, digestible report available on the politics—or the money in politics—concerning the “fracking” controversy. The report describes the problems with fracking:


Where's the Money, Jon Corzine?

November 14th, 2011  |  Source: The Motley Fool

 

This should be a really easy question for former MF Global (OTC: MFGLQ) CEO Jon Corzine. We should be able to ask, "So, Corzine, where is the money?" and he'd point us in the right direction.

But in the wake of MF Global's whirlwind bankruptcy, that question has been anything but easy.


Trouble in Richistan

November 11th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

The dream – or myth – of mobility was the glue that helped keep America together


What does it take to get a new lobbyist around here?

November 10th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

In “The Broken Contract“, his essay in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, New Yorker staff writer George Packer argues that the source of widening US inequality is to be found when…

Organized money and the conservative movement seized the moment back in 1978 to begin a massive, generation-long transfer of wealth to the richest Americans.


A Preoccupying Book About The Future

November 6th, 2011  |  Source: MarketForum.com/Amazon.com

 

By guest reviewer Alex McCallum, Moderator of www.MarketForum.com

Changing Our World: Solutions for a Future

http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Our-World-Solutions-Future/dp/0983100608/...


Facebook Building Massive 120 MW Server Farm Near Arctic Circle

November 2nd, 2011  |  Source: SustainableBusiness.com News

 

Facebook is building Europe's largest server farm near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, because the severe cold will keep the servers cool naturally - lowering the energy required to crunch data from its 800 million users. 


The Lulea Data Center, in Lulea Sweden, will be just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Power for the mammoth 120 megawatt server farm will be supplied by nearby hydropower plants that produce twice the electricity as the Hoover Dam!


Banks Back Down on Debit Card Fees

October 31st, 2011  |  Source: LowCards.com

By guest blogger Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com

Some banks are backing down on planned monthly debit card fees after angry protests from customers and condemnations from both Congress and President
Obama.

 

 

Some consumers had even declared this Saturday, November 5, as
'Bank Transfer Day.'

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Zipcar's Impact On How People Use Cars Is Enormous

October 29th, 2011  |  Source: Fast Company

After a year of Zipcar availability in Baltimore, a survey finds that Zipcar membership means less driving, more public transportation, more exercise, and better quality of life for everyone.

Zipcar debuted in Baltimore a year ago. The company has since gathered feedback from the new Zipcar drivers there to determine exactly what happens once car sharing is introduced in a city.


Patent troll: Billion-Dollar Patent Lawyer Hunting Facebook, Twitter

October 27th, 2011  |  Source: Paid Content

Patent troll is a pejorative term used for a person or company that enforces its patents against one or more alleged infringers in a manner considered by the target or observers as unduly aggressive or opportunistic, often with no intention to manufacture or market the patented invention.

 

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