Monthly Archives: August 2005

Human Innovation: What happens in the skull stays in the skull

Human Innovation: What happens in the skull stays in the skull

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Future Innovation: See the light, feel the light, heed the light

On the dramatic future uses of LED lighting.

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Human Innovation: New building material (understatement)

The voluntary sector is winning the race to increase human progress (against coercive government’s relentless destruction thereof) by constantly learning how to do more-and-more with less-and-less.

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Human Innovation: Fog Out!

Human Innovation: Fog Out!

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Human Innovation: Super-bugs meet super-antibiotics

And the super bugs die!:::

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Good news! Your children are getting safer!

But you wouldn’t know it from watching the nightly news, or listening to politicians.:::

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More-with-less Innovation: A tiny thing to cure big diseases!

Will a nano-particle cure your cancer, fix your damaged genes, restore your lost youth, and extend your life?:::

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More-with-less Innovation: Prices make good things happen!

Are gasoline prices too high? No they are not. They are exactly what they should be in order to make good things happen. :::

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Want to make the world a better place?

Here are 11 chances (and $50 million) to do it. And not a dime involves taxpayers money. How is that possible?

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DC Downsizer Philosophy: Big Government is NOT Society

A fundamental flaw in most Americans’ thinking is that they confuse Society with the State. They think of the two as virtually synonymous. But they’re not. ::::::The State, properly defined, refers to centralized rule by politicians and their appointed surrogates. (Note: Downsize DC uses the term “Big Government” because most folks can readily understand that and we’ll use that term throughout this lesson.) But Society is so much more. ::::::This confusion about the difference between government and society is not a new problem. Thomas Paine recognized it in 1776, in Common Sense:::::::

“Some writers have so confounded government with society, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…”

::::::How does this problem manifest itself in our time?:::

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