How politics makes us stupid – Vox

.. more information partisans get, the deeper their disagreements become.

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91% of the time the better-financed candidate wins. Don’t act surprised.

Those who have won election in the past begin any race with the advantage of having already-built fundraising networks.

On average, congressional incumbents in 2012 raised more than double the amount of money brought in by their challengers — and boasted a 90 percent reelection rate.

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Why Starbucks Won’t Recycle Your Cup – Bloomberg View

Paradoxically, the problem is that Starbucks customers don’t throw away enough cups to make recycling a viable option.

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Insider Selloffs Busted the Tech Bubble – Bloomberg View

Tech insiders don’t need privileged information to realize that their companies’ stocks are expensive.

What experienced manager can believe that a company should be worth hundreds of times its earnings, like LinkedIn, almost 100 times earnings, like Facebook, or even 30 times, like Google, when Apple Inc.’s price-to-earnings ratio is about 13 and Microsoft Corp.’s fluctuates around 15?

via Insider Selloffs Busted the Tech Bubble – Bloomberg View.

Republicans Create Excellent Roadblocks – Bloomberg View

Republicans Create Excellent Roadblocks – Bloomberg View.

Hitachi begins first stage of European expansion with acquisition of Polish fleet management company | Fleet News

Corpo Flota operates a car fleet management business in Poland, including auto leasing, maintenance and fleet management.

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Northeast Corridor is an economic engine: Report | Railway Age

“The NEC (Northeast Corridor) main line from Washington, D.C., to New York to Boston is a shared asset, used and supported by Amtrak, eight commuter rail operators, and four freight railroads, and connects eight states and the District of Columbia.”

“In addition, it connects people and businesses to world-class centers of employment, finance, education, healthcare, government, tourism and entertainment, and a variety of other economic and cultural destinations.

“The NEC carries more passengers within the NEC region than all the airlines combined and connects to the national freight rail network, allowing Midwestern businesses and manufacturers to connect to east coast ports and the global economy.”

via Northeast Corridor is an economic engine: Report | Railway Age.

U.S. Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016 | Reuters

“We’re also talking about a gun that’s going to shoot a projectile that’s about one one-hundredth of the cost of an existing missile system today.”

via U.S. Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016 | Reuters.

Defense Information Systems Agency Selects BAE Systems’ XTS Guard for Enterprise-Wide Information Assurance – MarketWatch

According to DISA, BAE Systems’ XTS Guard delivers increased performance over legacy guards, reducing overall costs while supporting DISA’s data center consolidation goals and movement to cloud architecture.

via Defense Information Systems Agency Selects BAE Systems’ XTS Guard for Enterprise-Wide Information Assurance – MarketWatch.

AT&T U-Verse Service Suffers Massive, Nationwide Outage

AT&T U-verse’s customers are spread across 139 markets and 22 states.

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