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CORRECTION: At 0:16, Dr. Davies says “In 1990, the United Nations set very ambitious Millennium Development Goals.” The Millennium Development Goals were set in the year 2000; several of these goals use 1990 as a starting point.
Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers. Source: Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT? – WSJ
Iceland abolished slavery in 1117. Ironically thousands of Icelanders (including millions other Europeans) will be enslaved by Muslim pirates in the following centuries.
In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows. Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: Gore Is Romney-Rich With $200 Million After Bush Defeat – Bloomberg Business
A truck stop network is now taking shape to spur the U.S. trucking industry to switch to low-priced natural gas fuel. But the environmental and economic calculations are complex. Source: The New Truck Stop: Filling Up With Natural Gas for the Long Haul
Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF Railway plans to test using natural gas to power locomotives instead of diesel, potentially weakening oil’s dominance as a fuel amid a gas glut. Source: Berkshire’s BNSF Railway to Test Switch to Natural Gas – WSJ
African lives have already greatly improved over the past decade, says Oliver August. The next ten years will be even better Source: A hopeful continent | The Economist
KQED Presents the documentary Something Ventured, coming to public television in 2013. The film tells the story of the dreamers, innovators and entrepreneurs who created some of the world’s most iconic companies, Apple, ATARI, Genentech, Cisco and Intel. For more information, visit:http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com
It’s a famous bet in the ongoing battle to try and get environmentalists to understand economics. The bet between Julian Simon, the economist, and Paul Ehrlich, the environmentalist. Ehrlich insisted that commodities would become more expensive: they were running out in the face of the population explosion. Simon asserted the […] Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: […]
‘Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the “Futurama” exhibit in GM’s “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the World’s Fair, which looks ahead to the “wonder world of 1960.”‘ Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the […]