28 Jun

Grist – The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme

What we have found is that the underlying financing mechanisms of the suburban era — our post-World War II pattern of development — operates like a classic Ponzi scheme, with ever-increasing rates of growth necessary to sustain long-term liabilities.

via Grist – The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme. I can’t say I agree with this, but it fits my perception of America’s infrastructure.

02 Mar

U.S. Declassifies Part of Secret Cybersecurity Plan – Wired.com

What may be the most controversial part of the declassified plan is a discussion of a need for the government to define its role in protecting private critical infrastructure networks. Critical infrastructure includes the electrical grid, telecommunication networks, internet service providers, the banking and financial industry, and others.

via U.S. Declassifies Part of Secret Cybersecurity Plan | Threat Level | Wired.com. Is it necessary for the government to protect the civilian  infrastructure, probably though the details will be the sticking point.