3D Printers Create a New World of Possibility and Controversy

One of the biggest technological advances in recent history that you may not have heard much about are 3D printers. Just as the name implies, these devices allow you to print actual, physical objects—like a bicycle—using nothing more than tiny layers of plastic and polymer. And though they may have once been the domain of labs and factories, they're getting cheaper and smaller all the time. For less than $2000, you can get a device that fits in your garage or basement workshop, and you can start … [Read more...]

How do you Choose Public Policy? Sandy Hook, Gun Control, and Pragmatism

What drives your convictions on public policy? Is it your commitment to certain ideologies? Or to certain goals?Last month, our nation reminded us how incredibly divided we are, and that division continues to manifest in the fiscal cliff debates and now, after the Sandy Hook tragedy, with regards to gun control. Disagreement and dialogue is healthy for our country, but it's not healthy if no one ever changes their position. If all our debates do is fire up supporters, then we've exchanged … [Read more...]