Citizens for Responsible Government, a citizens’ action group based in Milwaukee, recently generated a searchable database for all of the expenses from the Milwaukee Public Schools. It allows anyone with internet access to easily see how our tax dollars are being spent.
I just finished reading The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson who was the former head of marketing at PayPal. This book is a must read for anyone who is thinking about starting a company or has started a company.
A company invents a lotion that absorbs and neutralizes chemical weapons “seven times better” than the current solution. The military wants to buy it to help save lives, instead of continuing to buy the inferior product. Makes sense, right?
I’ve always wondered why it was ok for a person to make a “bet” in the form of a put or a call in financial markets, but not ok for someone to bet on a similar event from a private service. Freaknomics blogged about this same issue the other day.
It will be interesting to see if there is any backlash against financial “gambling” if the economy continues to struggle.