Links 10/15/11

Links for you. Science:

How Solyndra’s Failure Promises a Brighter Future for Solar Power: The bankruptcy of photovoltaic panel-maker Solyndra is actually good news for the U.S. solar industry
Benford’s Law and the Decreasing Reliability of Accounting Data for US Firms (interesting statistical phenomenon)
Arsenic, quasicrystals and the myth of the science martyr
Solar is getting cheap fast—pay attention, Very Serious People


CHARTS: Here’s What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About…
Justice Served: Kansas DA Phil Kline’s License to Practice Suspended Indefinitely
Steve Jobs and the Purpose of the Corporation
I Am Not Your Mirror Image
Paul Krugman’s Ire Is a Fearsome Thing: Responding to Evidence Department
Schools for Scoundrels
Patterns Of Misconduct
What the New Deal Accomplished: 651,000 miles of highway. 8,000 parks. The Triborough Bridge. Do conservatives who attack the New Deal actually know what America gained from it? (yes, but they hate spending money on those people–which these days includes not only the usual suspects, but union workers, Northeasterners, city dwellers, and people who use mass transit. They’re good haters)
Jeb Bush’s Cyber Attack on Public Schools
Rewarding those who are culpable

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