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Numbers Don't Lie: Patent Trolls Are A Plague

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | October 19, 2012

Recent research supports view that patent troll activity is rising -- costing America a fortune in wasted legal fees and lost jobs Read More »

Obamacare Still Stumping Medical, Non-Medical Professionals

Laura Urseny | OrovilleMR News | January 20, 2014

Two speakers at last week's Northstate Economic Forecast Conference followed the same path when it came to describing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Read More »

Obesity Worsened During Economic Downturn: Poor Buying More Cheap Junk Food

Alex Cukan | UPI | May 27, 2014

Since the economic downturn of the past five years, obesity increased in many developed countries and remained stable in a few. Read More »

OECD 2012 Economic Survey of the United States: The United States Needs to Foster Education and Innovation to Keep Its Cutting Edge

Don McCanne | Physicians for a National Health Program | June 26, 2012

So what does an economic survey of the United States have to do with health care? Simply that we cannot expect to have a superior health care system that serves everyone well if we don't fulfill our citizen obligation to demand greater government oversight and intervention in education, employment, and especially in the intolerable rise in income inequality. Current trends in the United States are not encouraging.

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Open Source: The Stealth Stimulus Package

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | August 3, 2012

If I asked you to account for your energy consumption, you might list your laundry equipment on the spreadsheet. We'd see how much you spend using your dryer each month -- quite a large amount. Worried by the cost, you might then opt for a clothesline in your yard. Naturally, your costs have gone down. But has your energy usage? Read More »

Open-Data Push Nets £8m From UK Government

Jon Yeomans | ZDNet | December 12, 2012

Public bodies in the UK will get extra funding to help them release public data for commercial reuse, as the government continues its push on open data.
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Opinion: 'Teach Young People To Be Innovative'

Roberta B. Ness | CNN | September 24, 2012

The world has an insatiable appetite for innovation. To feed this desire for technologic and scientific breakthroughs, nations invest in our celebrated universities. Tax and tuition dollars go to educate students -- the next generation of open-minded thinkers -- but also toward fostering research. After all, academia is the quintessential innovation incubator. Isn't it? Read More »

Our Parents Left Africa – Now We Are Coming Home

Afua Hirsch | The Guardian | August 25, 2012

...There is a symmetry to the journey that returnees are making, which speaks volumes about the state of Africa today. Our parents left – exactly 50 years ago in my case – fleeing deteriorating economic conditions and limited opportunities at home. Now their children are forming an exodus from the crisis-ridden eurozone, four years of recession and the dogged perception of inequality and discrimination in the west.
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Political Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Health Reform

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | July 2, 2012

Regardless of the facts about the benefits or costs of health reform, a majority of Americans still favor repeal of the legislation. Those numbers rose in the run up to the 2010 elections and helped provide the shellacking the President received in the mid-term elections.
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Pollution From China Is Hitting America's West Coast

Stian Reklev and Nick Macfie | Business Insider | January 21, 2014

Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods. Read More »

Public Health Departments Get Nods For Novel Data Use

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 18, 2013

Three local health departments in Oregon, North Carolina and Colorado have won awards from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for data- and IT-driven projects in sustainable transportation planning, health disparity reductions and mobile immunization collections. Read More »

Real Copyright Reform Starts With Listening To Users, Not Just The Usual Suspects

Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | July 24, 2013

In the next baby step on the long march toward reforming the Copyright Act, the House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on the importance of the “copyright and technology sectors” to the U.S. economy. The first will be held tomorrow. Read More »

Report: Grim Future For U.S. Docs; Outlook Brighter In California

George Lauer | California Healthline | July 23, 2012

A national report released last week paints a grim picture of the future of practicing medicine in the U.S., but the sentiment is not universally echoed in California. Read More »

Report: Seven In 10 Students Graduate From College With Loans; Average Debt On The Rise

Nick Anderson | Washington Post | December 4, 2013

More than 70 percent of college graduates in 2012 had student loans, and their average debt surpassed $29,000, according to an independent analysis of federal data made public Wednesday. Read More »

Revelstone Brings ‘Moneyball’ To Government

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | November 2, 2012

Give us the 140-character elevator pitch. Revelstone provides a web-based performance analytics and benchmarking platform to help local governments manage better. Read More »