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The Problem with Taxing the Rich

Why are states like California in dire budget crises nowadays? Sure, state expenditures have risen quite a bit, but according to Brad Williams, a former economic forecaster for the state of California, the root cause of all these budget woes is the states’ reliance on taxing the rich. Before you reach out for the metaphorical pitchfork, [...]

10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online

It’s Monday. You’ve had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what’s this? Someone who says they’re your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we’ll have none of that, will we? Of course not – this is the internet. Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss’ Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. But here are 10 [...]

4 People with Super Memory

What if you finished reading this post and remembered every detail of it for the rest of your life? That’s the problem people with super-autobiographical memory face—and yes, it’s often referred to as a problem, not a gift. Their minds are like a computer hard drive that retains everything: dates, middle names, license plate numbers, [...]