Archive for September 10th, 2017

Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars.Even in their despair,…

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Perhaps the clearest and most vivid illustration of the value of the division of labor is found not in Adam Smiths description in the economic classic The Wealth of Nations of the efficiency of a specialized pin factory, but in an episode of Rod Serlings 1950s television classic Twilight Zone. The episode, entitled Time Enough at Last, demonstrates perhaps unintentionally that even under the most fortuitous of circumstances, self-sufficiency is no match for interdependence.
The episode, chosen in a reader poll conducted by Twilight Zone Magazine as by far the…

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What Tim Cook’s 10th anniversary iPhone could tell us about Apple’s future

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<p>It's a question vexing brands and copyright holders the world over. The rise of high-end fake Yeezys may represent a tiny fraction of the $460 billion knockoff goods industry, but they provide a snapshot into how widespread counterfeiting has become in the digital age — all to the delight of collectors who are so devoted to the shoes they're willing to undermine the very brand that makes them.</p>

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<p>Kiruna sits on top of Kirunavaara, the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine and the source of a rare, high-quality magnetite processed into blueberry-size pellets and used in BMWs and iPhones. The mine is the reason Kiruna exists, employing 12 percent of its 18,000 residents.</p>

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have upended the lives of millions of Americans, but the aftereffects will also linger in much smaller way for those entrusted with keeping the U.S. economy safe and sound.

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