Marketplace for Monday June 2, 2014
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Carbon must be reduced by some baseline, and the EPA has settled on the year 2005. We look at how 2005 gives utilities a head start in meeting carbon reductions that in fact are pretty immediate. Plus, the NSA is collecting a huge number of photos and is relying heavily on software to complete their facial recognition project. We take a look at efforts to develop that software, how good is it right now and how much effort is going into perfecting it. We also ask, to what extent have commercial developers done the NSA's work for them? Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't count those jobless for 27 weeks or more as unemployed if they haven't looked for work in four weeks. Wait, what? They're still unemployed. Why not count them? We investigate into the question and uncover whose came up with this practice and why.
An economic indicator gets revised twice in the span of three hours.
How good is facial recognition and who's driving it?
Posted In: EPA, pollution, regulations
That's the good news. Less good: The next half is the hard part.
Posted In: China, ghost towns, #numberslie
A growth model focused on GDP has left hundreds of Chinese cities nearly empty.