Category Archives: Economy

Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

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What Is Your Size?

It seems to me…. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain[1]. There are some minor things in life that become too annoying to ignore: it has … Continue reading

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Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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Human-Level AI

It seems to me…. “By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky[1]. Development of human-level artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable: it is basic in human nature to … Continue reading

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Smart Cities

It seems to me…. “Smart cities are those who manage their resources efficiently. Traffic, public services and disaster response should be operated intelligently in order to minimize costs, reduce carbon emissions, and increase performance.” ~ Eduardo Paes[1]. Many cities are … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics, Barack Hussein Obama II, Carbon Dioxide, Cities, CO2, Communications, Data, Economy, Environment, Illness, Information, Infrastructure, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT, Obama, Population, Privacy, Security, Sensors, Smart City, Urban, Urbanization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment