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I happened to catch Americans for Prosperity's Tim Phillips talking about the ever growing government , in the context of the recent budget deal. Here's what the actual data indicate: Figure 1: Log ratio of real Federal government consumption and investment plus transfers to real GDP (blue), and ratio to potential real GDP (red). Show More Summary
What if you opened a gift under a sparkling Christmas tree to find, holy crap, there are hundreds of millions of dollars in here?! That’s pretty much what just happened for the 16 companies listed below. Of course, we assume …
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What happens when a heavily unionised legacy industry meets a hectoring government of hawks? The Holden shutdown won't play out well for the Coalition, writes Ben Eltham
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A glance at U.S. media coverage of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service will tell you only two important things happened: President Obama shook hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro and also took a selfie with the prime ministers of Denmark and the U.K. Show More Summary
Who actually remembers what happened in 52? I’m struggling to recall even though I have a full run packed away in a closet. Oh well, what matters is that we all bought 52, which means DC is never going to stop trying to make weekly comics...Show More Summary
Which Supreme Court justices, if any, will be retiring from the bench next year?
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called Rob Ford “the greatest gift any talk show host could ever ask for” and gave us the gift of a musical “12 Days of Ford Christmas.” Click on the video above to [...]
Earlier this year, Kickstarter made some changes to the way they deal with campaigns to find new types of hardware. Most importantly, the product has to actually exist. But what happens when the Kickstarted project is obsolete before it even ships? That’s what happened to the Syre, one of the many smartwatch-ish projects launched on Kickstarter. It wasn’t the first … [More]
Christopher Kippenberger: the Most Interesting Man in Car Porn, the Terry Richardson of car videos, the King of the Drones. This is what happens when you lend him a $410,000 Bentley Mulsanne. Read more...
After several years of missteps ranging from Green Lantern to R.I.P.D. (RIP), Ryan Reynolds is coming back to what is arguably his best game — comedy. Though there’s nothing about going full Van Wilder that would gain him acclaim, Reynolds...Show More Summary
What would happen if you mixed the Jawbone Jambox with a Coleman lantern? You'd get the Vela. Last year, Twisthink designer Joe VanFaasen bought a 1967 Airstream trailer. He took his family camping once before the season got too cold. And in the off season, he starting shopping for more gear--namely a lantern they could use in and out of the trailer. Read Full Story
It's been a little over two weeks since Paul Walker's shocking death in a car accident, and in addition to mourning, many people have been wondering what will happen with the Fast & Furious franchise. There are no easy answers, but producers are currently deciding whether to start over or continue on with existing footage. Show More Summary
Yesterday's action in Elizabeth was cited both in this morning's Roundup & in Bill's What's Happening Today post and our friend Bob Braun wrote about the eight arrests in his hometown, as people organized by a coalition of seven groups...Show More Summary
Flaming pants indicate the man may also be a liar. Karma is not only a bitch, it will set your pants on fire if you're not careful. That's exactly what happened to this Australian criminal who decided to work through his smoke break while siphoning gas from a car dealership. Show More Summary
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Puerto Rico's largest bank, Popular (BPOP), certainly earned its seat at the table with other seriously distressed banks like Doral (DRL), Bank of America (BAC), and Synovus (SNV). This bank's non-performingShow More Summary
In a story so wonderful it could only happen in Canada, an airline recently asked its passengers what they wanted for Christmas via electronic Santa chat boxes. WestJet then arranged to have those gifts waiting for them at baggage claim. Airline...Show More Summary
Courtesy of the artist Burger King/Mesquite Nevada by Adrain Chesser. Adrain Chesser is not just a photographer, he's an envisioner. What he makes, he wants to make happen. And the people he photographs want something to happen; they're...Show More Summary