Chris M. Lindsey

Dad. Assistant City Manager. Surviving.

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Google Opens More Public Data

Google Public Data Explorer now has census data and state government finance data.

The Effects of Social Networking on Revolutions

Fareed Zakaria:

But clearly today’s information technology has the effect of disintermediating. It breaks down hierarchies. It breaks down monopolies. That’s got to be good for the individual, and it must be bad for dictatorships.

The Sad, Hypocritical Retirement of Evan Bayh

In our last interview, [Former US Senator Evan] Bayh complained of the poor opinion the public had of him and his [Senate] colleagues. “They look at us like we’re worse than used-car salesmen.” Yes. They do. And this is why.

Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, from his post The sad, hypocritical retirement of Evan Bayh.

Our Government is Stupid

For every buck we spend we borrow forty cents and if that isn’t stupid. You’ve got a country that is stupid. A government that is stupid.

-Former US Senator Alan Simpson, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on our government.

Horsetail Fall at Yosemite

Game day at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse

Stop Printing, Get a Kindle (or Four)

From the London Review of Books:

Taking the lower figure, that means that New York Times, if it stopped printing a physical edition of the paper, could afford to give every subscriber a free Kindle. Not the bog-standard Kindle, but the one with free global data access. And not just one Kindle, but four Kindles. And not just once, but every year. And that’s using the low estimate for the costs of printing.

Bison meatloaf, baked sweet potato, and broccoli

Great dinner of bison meatloaf, a baked sweet potato, and steamed broccoli (and a dinner roll!). This is my heaven.


Edward Glaeser on The Daily Show

John Stewart interviewed Edward Glaeser on The Daily Show earlier this week.  It was in reference to Glaeser’s new book Triumph of the City, which has seen rave reviews.  It sounds academic, but as a student of local government, I can’t wait to read it!

Koofers Press Release on Key

Koofers published their own press release about the acquisition here.

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