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June 20, 2013
World Poverty Comming to an End

Half Way There – World Wide Poverty Rate Drops by Half

If Finally Good News could wake up to any morning headline it would be “World Poverty Eliminated!” Maybe “Global Peace Achieved!” would be a close second. Either would be enough of a jolt to make me skip my cup of coffee. OK, my second cup of coffee was what I […]
April 23, 2013
Happy April Fools Day!

The Lesson in the Hoax

Holidays can boost certain human inclinations. We like our holidays of giving that make us more generous. We enjoy ourselves more on special days of merriment. It also happens that other less pleasant tendencies can sometimes get freer reign. Giving can turn into crass materialism and merry-making just an excuse […]
April 2, 2013
Keith Chen

Back to the Future Tense

Scientific American is a bit late boarding the train for this one. Keith Chen, an economics professor at Yale, started circulating his unpublished working paper over a year ago. His daring hypothesis: The language you speak actually determines your economic habits. It was only in February when Chen appeared on […]
March 24, 2013
Tim O'Reilly

DIY, YC, and VC

The new media guru, Tim O’Reilly, recently linked to DYI, a website geared towards kids-as-would-be-makers. It’s not just adults; young people also need an online community that fosters the do-it-yourself spirit. They too benefit from sharing creative projects and drawing inspiration from other young makers. Trending topics range from rocket […]