Weekly Web Gems

Detroit’s comeback . . . According to Mark Spitznagel, founder and CIO of Universa Investments, the collapse was the first step — the absolutely necessary first step — in getting the motor city out of reverse and back in drive.

Scalpers, gougers, and speculators (3:47) . . . Historian Dr. Stephen Davies does more than give middlemen their due credit, he shows how these players in the market economy are critical in making it all work.

Hawaii’s train to nowhere (8:40) . . . To deal with LA-like traffic congestion, Honolulu jumped at the most expensive project and the federal money that would fund it. Now they’re being sued to start over and do it right.

What to do with THEM (11:28) . . . Grover Norquist takes us on a tour — history, politics, unintended consequences, smoke and mirrors, etc.– of immigration and immigration reform. The THEM is US, by the way.

If you had to pick one . . . If you’re losing the fight to live in yesterday, if your stiff-arm is getting tired, Lifehacker can help with this simple break-down of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr.




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