Monthly Archives: November 2012

When constructing an FAQ page for a website or other online service, simplicity and user-friendliness are the key. One shouldn’t have to scroll up and down a page searching for a question. On the other hand, forcing one to use the “search” option on the FAQ page when the question is seemingly common and/or simple […]

Antipoverty Programs Work- Just Not Well Enough

Yesterday (11/14) the US Census Bureau released a report that aims to show, among other things, the effects of regional factors on poverty levels as well the impact that government aid has on specific populations. The report, dubbed the “Supplemental Measure on Poverty Statistics”, found that when accounting for things such as taxes, housing, transportation, […]

Report: Austerity an experiment not worth repeating

Last week’s report in the Daily Telegraph gives us a clearer picture of the damaging effects of austerity on economies and budgets throughout Europe, and may serve as a harbinger of things to come in the US. Fortunately, Tuesday’s presidential election may have saved the nation from the draconian budget measures promoted by Mitt Romney […]

Scooter Libby, Santa, and Linking

Whether you’re in retail, journalism, blogging, or an aspiring children’s folktale character, Jeff Jarvis has great advice: “Cover what you do best. Link to the rest.” Writing on his blog,, Jarvis says that the media’s traditional institutions (newspapers, TV news, etc.) must focus their resources on creating unique content that only they can offer, […]