The case for moving tech jobs to Iowa. When I lived out west, the husband of one of my wife’s colleagues was making inquiries about starting a tech company and found himself on the phone with the governor. He points to numerous cases of tech companies opening offices in unexpected places (including Dubuque, Iowa).

Will robots usher in shared wealth or a more divided society? Some have argued that automation is a driving factor behind the current stagnation of wages, but Dave Schuler isn’t convinced.

A part of me hopes that there’s more to this story than the guy is letting on. Some sort of suspicious behavior that warranted the attention, or that the incident was not what he says it was. The other part of me feels bad for hoping that a guy that might have been unduly harassed is a liar. Anyway, it’s the story of a guy who was (allegedly) harassed by Maryland cops for a gun that he didn’t have with him.

Good news! We’re probably not backing that Mexican drug cartel!

James Poulos argues that our obsession with bad romance is the ultimate first world problem.

Hollywood is increasingly turning to the Bible.

Japan is planning to meltdown a nuclear reactor, to prevent unplanned meltdowns of reactions.

Europe is trying to block UK’s wind subsidies as it experiences a dirty coal rebirth.

We may be on the cusp of power storage innovation, which has implications for wind and solar power.

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  1. Mike Hunt Rice says:

    I’m not a tattoo guy, but that is a cool-ass tattoo.

  2. The case for moving tech jobs to Iowa.

    FWIW, it’s less about start-ups blossoming there, but established tech firms opening up satellite offices in places where labour and real estate costs are much lower, and there’s a decent supply of smart people around to work there.

    • trumwill says:

      Satellite offices are a pretty big deal, though. Once they become big enough, you do start seeing some startups as people break off from companies and decide not to relocate elsewhere. It’s happened in Salt Lake City and Austin, though of course Silicon Valley and (to a lesser extent) Seattle are still the go-to places for such things.

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