February 03, 2006
|Assorted Links Of Interest||Economy Politics|
Crazy deadline pressure at work, but here are a few links of interest...
- Some people don't know how not to cheat. House Republicans rig their own internal election.
- According to this analysis (via John Robb), GDP growth has been negative for the past five years if housing construction is subtracted out. If the numbers are right, it corroborates James Kunstler's assertion that suburban sprawl is pretty much the only engine driving the US economy lately.
- Now that I've ordered my Prius, Peugeot has announced diesel/electric hybrids that will get 80 mpg. Still in the prototype stage, however, so I don't feel too bad yet.
- A new book claims broadband companies have outright stolen $200 billion of our money by not delivering on already paid-for upgrades. That's $2000 per household involved. The US has fallen to 16th in broadband, with DSL rates 100 times slower than countries like Japan and Korea.
That's it for now. Gotta run.