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Open source voting systems?

November 17, 2012

How is it, given the concerns over election system security, that the US doesn’t have open source-based voting systems, based on off-the-shelf components, running published and verified software (or even a mechanical tabulating engine: it’s harder to hack gears than flip bits in registers), and owned by the American people? Given the wide use of […]

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private equity firms as rag and bone merchants

May 21, 2012

While I can agree that some businesses run their useful course and should be allowed to fail, do we really think private equity firms are the ones to make that call? I never thought of what I do for a living as job creation. … The primary goal of private equity is to create wealth […]

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