Category Archives: Bidness

A Potential Problem For The Business Of Genomic Prediction

Hopefully, Gwyneth Paltrow won’t get involved in this (boldface mine): Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a shocking revelation about his … Continue reading

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Older GenXers Are Still Getting The Shaft

I’ve never really been a fan of the Generational Conflict genre. It ignores how some people in every age cohort are getting screwed or have their hearts in the right place. But sometimes, the generational pattern is so strong, it’s … Continue reading

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How To Betray The Resistance

This is yet another reason why this ‘Old Democrat’ has trust issues with the New Democrats (boldface mine): In the wake of the Equifax scandal, Congress has been under pressure to act. But the price of modest reforms in Washington … Continue reading

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Class War Overreach

Oh, you thought I was talking about the left? Nope (boldface mine): It’s honestly quite surprising to me that Republicans didn’t just figure out the biggest deficit increase they could get away with, hand almost all of it to the … Continue reading

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The Bain Bustout Is Alive And Well: The Toys ‘R Us Edition

This is how you kill an American institution (boldface mine): As the story goes, Toys “R” Us was selling increasingly unpopular products inefficiently and at prices that didn’t reflect the current economic landscape. So is it really a surprise that … Continue reading

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A Possible Reason Why Building Infrastructure Is So Expensive In The U.S.

In a sort of throwaway line about Whitefish Energy–the very small Montanan electrical utility that has been tapped to rebuild much of Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure, Charles Pierce makes a critical observation (boldface mine): In addition, if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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If You Care About Open Data, Then Il Trumpe’s NOAA Nominee Is Disturbing

This is not good for science (boldface mine): As a top executive at AccuWeather, Barry Myers has pushed for limits on the kinds of products that the National Weather Service offers to the public, saying they offered unfair competition to … Continue reading

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