Archive for February 24th, 2021

February 24th, 2021 - 4:24 pm § in Economics, Misc.

How much $$$ do you need to be a 1-percenter?

It varies by country (see chart below), of course, but it’s a lot any way you slice it. In the U.S., $4.4 million. Read story here. Meanwhile, most billionaires are tightwads when it comes to charity (and they mostly do it for PR and tax deductions, anyway). Read that story here. Return to The[...]

February 24th, 2021 - 12:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Postmaster’s apology is ludicrous

“Postmaster Louis DeJoy offered a public apology before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday for recent mail delivery delays during the peak holiday season,” The Hill reported on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Read story here. That’s nonsense. Those delays were inte[...]

February 24th, 2021 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court to consider GOP voting barriers

The Supreme Court will review a GOP law restricting early voting in Arizona, Reuters reported on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Read story here. The Court’s decision could have broad implications for GOP voter suppression efforts across the board. A slew of restrictive voting bills — more[...]

February 24th, 2021 - 1:06 am § in Science

Generate electricity in space?

It’s more efficient than collecting solar energy on earth, because the sun’s rays aren’t filtered by an atmosphere. It would be sent to earth via microwaves, not a laser. It’s not science fiction; it’s been done, albeit on a small test scale. Read here about how it work[...]