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How does a society hedge its bets?
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My mind was blown several times while reading the FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking, and I wanted to share the excitement with everyone else.
by Connor O'Brien
Relying on dominant institutions to cultivate and nurture talent—like holding an investment portfolio overwhelmingly made up of Ford stock—is an implicit bet that their worldview is correct
by Maxwell Tabarrok
If the only vision for a better world is a return to the past, then the case against industrial society is weak
by Alex Telford
There is often a quickness to take pleasure in the downfall of people or companies associated with bold, even hubristic claims—particularly if they were relative newcomers to the industry
by Elle Griffin
Even though US states have the *authority* to self-govern, they don’t have the money to do so. The vast majority of our tax dollars go to the federal government, not the states
The core advantage of pneumatic structures is that they are lightweight, cheap, and easy to deploy per unit of space enclosed versus alternatives
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