Hong Kong Protests: 5 Takeaways

Those agitating for more democracy believe that it will result in a government more accountable and responsive to the needs of the less well-off.

via Hong Kong Protests: 5 Takeaways.

Where to Get Free Coffee on National Coffee Day


On Monday, September 29, a.k.a. National Coffee Day, plenty of regional and national restaurant chains will pour you a coffee for free or at most, $1.

via Where to Get Free Coffee on National Coffee Day.

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity | Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

Supporters of liberty should cheer the growth in support for secession, as it is the ultimate rejection of centralized government and the ideologies of Keynesianism, welfarism, and militarism.

via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful.

The Revenge of Rand Paul


In some respects, Paul is to Republicans in 2014 what Barack Obama was to Democrats in 2006:

the Party’s most prized fund-raiser and its most discussed senator, willing to express opinions unpopular within his party, and capable of energizing younger voters.

via The Revenge of Rand Paul.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Contrast at Values Voter Summit


Paul stood behind the podium in blue jeans, quoting the Founding Fathers and modern authors off a teleprompter, ever the iconoclastic intellect.

Cruz roamed the stage in a boxy suit, preaching a passage from Psalms again and again in a call for spiritual rebirth.

via Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Contrast at Values Voter Summit.

Rand Paul: America Is in a Full-Blown Spiritual Crisis


.. those who love freedom must realize that freedom is not a license to do as you please, freedom can only be realized when citizens know self restraint, or put another way a virtue.

This parallels George Washington’s belief that democracy requires a virtuous people.

via Rand Paul: America Is in a Full-Blown Spiritual Crisis.

Shellshock Beats Bendgate as Apple Threat | Bloomberg View

The problem with open source is that since its creation is a free collaborative effort, mistakes often go unnoticed for years.

via Shellshock Beats Bendgate as Apple Threat – Bloomberg View.

Readers Respond to Tactics of Subprime Auto Lenders | NYTimes.com

Readers Respond to Tactics of Subprime Auto Lenders – NYTimes.com.

3 reasons why New Zealand has the best-designed government in the world | Vox


The best proportional representation (PR) system is a twist on party-list voting known as mixed-member PR, or MMP for short.

MMP has voters select both a candidate in their local district and a party they’d like to win a majority.

Everyone who wins a district gets a seat, and then additional seats are given out to ensure that parties are represented in proportion to their share of the party vote. This has a number of advantages.

via 3 reasons why New Zealand has the best-designed government in the world – Vox.

The 5 Best Things About The New High Line | Co.Design

[ SMARTER CITY ]


.. at last, the third and final segment of this abandoned train track turned elevated park, has opened, and it’s a gem.

via The 5 Best Things About The New High Line | Co.Design | business + design.