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The Rise of the Drones

Martha Raddatz

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The Kids Aren't All Right

David Leonhardt

Will We Lose the Bookshelf?

Will We Lose the Bookshelf?

It isn't the loss of books themselves that concerns the author, but the memories we keep by storing them in physical form. More »

This Is the End

A final post here at The Ideas blog -- and news about where to find me going forward More »

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Is manufacturing important to a healthy economy? More »

What It Means to Be a Libertarian

A compelling argument for the proposition that tax cuts are what matter most. More »

A New Publication on the Los Angeles Scene

Can Slake jump start ambitious literary journalism in Southern California? More »

Web Evolution

The author argues that our online future is going to be different from what we expected several years ago. More »

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Idea of the Day Show Us What We Spend on Power

Show Us What We Spend on Power

Electricity bills are confusing, and don't arrive until long after the damage is done. The fix to a system that's high in both costs and headaches lies in connecting consumers to their consumption--show people what they're using in real time, and make it easy to compare costs to kilowatts.

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