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Digitizing Dealerships? Don’t hold your breath

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Digitizing Dealerships? Don’t hold your breath
The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we buy products—everything from music to groceries. Similarly, advances in the 3D printing are propelling a dramatic shift in the way we manufacture all this stuff. But while so many industries have faced disruption as a result of the growth of personal computing (such as the record business,…
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Why It’s Time to Retire the Penny and Nickel

Why It’s Time to Retire the Penny and Nickel

It is time to retire the penny and nickel from circulation — to pinch the penny, nick the nickel, and change our change. Since 2006, the penny costs more to produce than each individual coin is actually worth (at 2.4 cent cost for every penny). For every nickel minted, a production cost of 11 cents…
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WE WANT TO ENRICH YOU BY KEEPING YOU POOR

WE WANT TO ENRICH YOU BY KEEPING YOU POOR

Gosh, it must be so horrible being a Republican legislator or “pro-business” advocate knowing that all you want to do in life is help the poor and lower-middle classes in this country empower themselves by denying them the very things they’re demanding, if only they had the sense to realize it! But instead of being…
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DamNation Hits American Dam Industry

DamNation Hits American Dam Industry

Prior to DamNation, the Patagonia-produced look at Americans dams, my knowledge of the environmental implications of said infrastructure was woefully ignorant. My understanding had been limited to seeing them on hikes and the occasional Angry Beavers cartoon. So when I heard about this film making its way through South By Southwest and the Environmental Film…
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Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., and the stakes are high — whether or not you use contraceptives. At issue will be whether the ACA violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, by requiring corporations to comply with provisions that run counter to…
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