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Why Paul Krugman thinks inflation fears are baloney

Paul Krugman doesn’t see inflation as an immediate threat, and if it becomes one, he thinks the Fed has the tools and the will to deal with it. Photo by Flickr user Commonwealth Club. Editor’s Note: Unlike most central banks, the Federal Reserve has not one job, but two. Show More Summary

If high inflation’s not here yet, why should the Fed change course?

Charles Calomiris is worried that if inflation suddenly rises, the Fed won’t be able to control it. Photo by Flickr user Beth. Editor’s Note: With all eyes on the Federal Reserve this week as they ended their bond-buying program, we’ve...Show More Summary

The Insidious Gentrification of Halloween

Photo via Flickr user Ginny In the last decade, the trick-or-treating experience has devolved into a sugar-crazed brouhaha. It used to be that parents herded kids down the streets of their respective cul-de-sacs, neighbors tossed a few “fun-size” goods in the makeshift bags of little witches and ghosts, and that was enough. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #791

Here are some photos of the Fondation Louis Vuitton (2014) in Paris by Gehry Partners, photographed by C D _Fr.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Happy Halloween! Meet the Ocean Animals in Costume All Year (Photos)

Pygmy seahorses, which can change their skin color to blend in with their surroundings. (Photo: Tom Gruber / Flickr Creative Commons) Happy Halloween, ocean lovers! Today, many people are delighting in the one day of the year where they can dress up to be any figure that these please. Show More Summary

The other Ebola scare: the rising cost of chocolate

If Ebola hasn’t actually affected the supply of cocoa, who’s causing the price to rise? Photo by Flickr user slgckgc. Editor’s Note: If there’s one thing Santi Falcone learned from manufacturing pianos, it’s that competition keeps prices in line. Show More Summary

Medicare paid for drugs after patients had died, report finds

Photo by Flickr user Images_of_money. WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic...Show More Summary

Halloween Scares Of Another Variety

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peddhapati/ What could be scarier than a haunted house on Halloween, packed with ghouls, axe murderers and the standard array of blood and guts? Well, maybe the real fright night lies with technology. Show More Summary

A Third Leg for StreamMode vs StateMode

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by Marco Colin The thing about Mike Caulfied posts is that they work their way into your mind (“Captain, he put CREATURES… in our brains”). In What Iterative Writing Looks LikeShow More Summary

For toddlers, it’s the quality of the screen time that matters, study reveals

A new study gives parents a guide on how to let their children interact with screens like TVs and tablets. One of the keys: when kids are using devices, parents should be active participants. Photo by Flickr user Austin Marshall Parents,...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman on why Janet Yellen is the un-central banker

He may not be happy that the Fed ended their bond-buying program Wednesday, but Paul Krugman is heartened by Janet Yellen’s concern for the unemployed. Photo by IMF Staff Photograph/Stephen Jaffe via Flickr user International Monetary Fund. Editor’s Note: No one said the Federal Reserve’s job is easy. Show More Summary

Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

Photo via Flickr user Carl Mueller Names in this article have been changed. On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are...Show More Summary

Why Did a Long Island Man Cut Off His Mom's Head?

Derek Ward jumped in front of an oncoming train after decapitating his mother. Photo via Flickr user Adam Moss For the last ten years or so, the fact that Derek Ward’s mind was slipping would have been clear to anyone who paid closeShow More Summary

Is New York’s Latest Graffiti Crackdown Backfiring?

5Pointz, a graffiti Mecca in Queens, which is now no more. (Photo via Flickr user Sauvage Ocèane) In 1994, ten months after winning the New York City mayor’s office for the first time, Rudy Giuliani stood in front of news cameras and...Show More Summary

dontlookatmy.photos

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by xeophin Please, no not look. Thanks to some fun sponsored by Reclaim Hosting, I ended up with a new spiffy domain to play with. @ReclaimHosting http://t.co/l093YvjZ6c — AlanShow More Summary

More than 2,000 Chinese students caught cheating on national pharmacist test

More than 2,000 Chinese pharmacist candidates were caught cheating during a national licensing exam. Photo by Flickr user Nina J. G China was shaken earlier this month by an elaborate cheating scam, involving high tech methods and more...Show More Summary

Karmenu Vella Becomes New European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Karmenu Vella being interviewed by European Parliament Committees. (Photo: European Parliament / Flickr Creative Commons) Last week, the European Parliament voted to confirm Karmenu Vella as the new Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, which will be headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker. read more

Meet the Eerie Stargazer, Wolf-Fish, and Polka Dot Batfish: The Halloween Creature Feature Edition

Wolf-fish. (Photo: Gaellery / Flickr Creative Commons) If you’re an ocean lover, you’re probably familiar with some of the ocean’s creepiest monsters of the deep—like anglerfish, with their glowing lures to trick their prey, to the blob sculpin, a ghostly-looking creature that’s sure to give anyone a fright. Show More Summary

Spanish Stars: a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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Photo: “Los ojos mas brillantes de las sombras mas oscuras,” by Boing Boing reader Alberto Martín, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Will shame drive Alaska’s voters to the polls?

Letter-shaming is the latest tactic being used to get drive Alaskans to the polls. Photo by Flickr user Lynn D. Rosentrater. Editor’s Note: As a contentious U.S. Senate race plays out in their backyards, Alaska voters are receiving uprecedented national attention this election season. Show More Summary

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