The rapidly increasing ideology of the US Republican Party

![The rapidly increasing ideology of the US Republican Party](http://revolution-computing.typepad.com/.a/6a010534b1db25970b017d3cc7ab99970c-800wi) > The graph shows that while both parties have always been distinct in their ideology, since about World War 1 there’s at least been some slight overlap. All that changed in the early 70’s though, as successive Republican congresses became increasingly more conservative in their voting […]

Suicide is cheaper

One of the many things wrong with insurance based medical care system. > You’re probably having a heart attack. This could kill you. You need to come with us. > > “No. It’s too expensive. I can’t.” > > He’s got kids, and grandkids, and too much debt already. That’s what he tells you. And […]

The marshmallow test, revisited

> “The results of our study indicate that young children’s performance on sustained delay-of-gratification tasks can be strongly influenced by rational decision-making processes,” the researchers conclude.  Something to think on next time you why a person on social assistance buys something extravagant. [The marshmallow test, revisited](http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/13/the-marshmallow-test-revisited/)

Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’

> The advent of Do Not Track threatens the barter system wherein consumers allow sites and third-party ad networks to collect information about their online activities in exchange for open access to maps, e-mail, games, music, social networks and whatnot. [Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/technology/do-not-track-movement-is-drawing-advertisers-fire.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all&gwh=547A8509E6EE3202DC31C8D3835F1ACA)