Friday, January 9, 2009

HOT5 Daily 1/9/2009

1. "Painless Economic & Bailout Thinking: It's Going to Hurt Worse Later" A good analysis of the bailout mentality.

Representative Sample: Bailouts are bandages with a temporary dose of topical anesthesia to numb the pain for a short period of time.

2. "Get to know "Artificial and Natural Flavors "" Do you really know the difference?

Representative Sample: Natural flavors, you might think, are derived from the pure essence of a food's flavor, and as such are more authentic.

3. "Gazans unionize" Pretty amusing.

Representative Sample:By creating the union, to be called United Fodder, Gazans will finally gain basic protections, said ILO spokesman Juan Ponce Trabajador.

4. "Obama's Super-Cabinet"  An interesting analysis of Obama's "czar" creation policy.

Representative Sample:  This will either be a masterstroke of bureaucratic management or will simply add an additional level of bureaucracy 

5. "Smart Grids: The Future of Power Distribution" Sounds promising, on paper at least.

Representative Sample: A smart power grid refers to a "vision" of a power distribution network that will see upgrades made on long distance power transmission lines and grids

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1 comment:

  1. I think there's really only one artificial flavor. All they do is change the color of the product and stamp "Cherry" or "Strawberry" or "Orange" on it. Then we pop the stuff in our mouth and exclaim, "Ooh, yeah! Cherry!"