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OctPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 6 | October 7, 2011
Approaching an Event Horizon?
The cover of today's The Economist (Britain's respected 170-year-old news weekly) shows a swirling black hole sucking in the words "Be Afraid." The insinuation is we're nearing an event horizon, the devastating boundary at the mouth of a black hole beyond which nothing can escape, not even light. The past few week... read more »
AugSTAT: Vol. 1, Num. 2 | August 5, 2011
Suddenly a Downgrade
Well, suddenly, here we are. I guess there's always a first time.
The credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's, just (Friday at 8 PM) issued a credit rating downgrade for the United States, from AAA to AA+. (The other two ratings agencies, Moody's and Fitch, have not yet downgraded but have issued warnings.... read more »
MayPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 2 | May 18, 2011
The Lurching of History
When people talk about the future, I don't fear hyperbole as much as I fear complacency. Many exhausted people yawn, roll over, and hit the snooze alarm. "Life's always been crazy, and it always will be." Case closed. Discussion over.
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