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Discussions Discussion Sustainable city
Antony Su, Nov. 6, 2012

Hi I’m a 13 year old, also from Taiwan. I have a different point of view on the role of government in protecting the environment. The government does havesome steps to reduce carbon emissions, such as running public transportation. However, it is also very inefficient in doing so. The government spends a lot of money trying to reduce carbon emissions, but corruption and bureaucratic inefficiency result in the government not being able to do as much for the money, as compared to private corporations. Our government is not doing a good job of running the electric and oil companies, which are government-run, and the construction of the subway is also incredibly slow, compared to other countries. A private company, if competing with them, will definitely win. I also think with the increased scarcity of oil and gas, the use of fossil fuels and many carbon-producing resources will decrease with time. The role of the government in this is to tax externalities, for example charging money for polluting, perhaps per kilograms of carbon released, and subsidize potentially beneficial industries, that provide a social benefit, such as solar and wind power. However, they should not run these companies as they do now, with the electric and oil companies, but instead allow competition and privatization of these companies to provide a fair price and be environmentally sustainable.

Antony Su
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Discussions Discussion Search Engines, Technology, and Business
Joseph Curtis, Dec. 13, 2011

YouTube Redesign Calls for Video Search Engine Optimization Services

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/youtube-redesign-calls-for-video-search-engine-optimization-services/37677/

The demand for video search engine optimization (VSEO) services has dramatically emerged parallel to the surging demand for YouTube.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JksaGz7kQL4
Joseph Curtis
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Discussions Discussion Search Engines, Technology, and Business
Mauro De Giorgi, Nov. 16, 2011

Do you know Massimo Marchiori? If the answer is no well, he invented Hyper Search, that has been the first published technique to introduce link analysis for search engines, opening the way for the second-generation of search engines (notably, Google above all). Google PageRank is based in this his algorithm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Marchiori
Mauro De Giorgi
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Discussions Discussion Center for Civic Education NEWS
Mark Gage, Nov. 10, 2011

Want to learn about the civil rights movement? Over the next few weeks 60-Second Civics, the daily podcast of the Center for Civic Education, will be exploring the history of the civil rights movement and the struggle for equal rights. Visitors to the podcast’s website can also take the Daily Civics Quiz to test their knowledge. 60-Second Civics has been on the air since 2009 and is now nearing its 900th episode. Used by teachers nationwide, the podcast and quiz make an ideal warmup activity for social studies, U.S. government, and American history classrooms.

http://itunes.apple.com/si/podcast/60-second-civics-podcast/id320780421

http://new.civiced.org/resources/multimedia/60-second-civics
Mark Gage
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