Popcorn science: One, big, federal household

It’s time for another popcorn science. An oft-repeated claim, backed by few thoughts or facts, is that the U.S. Federal Government should take a cue from Main Street and run its budget like a household runs its budget. Households, so the claim goes, work within their constraints and don’t carry huge debt-to-income ratios. Why can’t… Continue reading Popcorn science: One, big, federal household

Popcorn Science: Hunger and Artificial Sweetener

I hear a lot of interesting things when I play the “fly-on-the-wall scientist.” Most statements uttered casually between friends can be tested scientifically; at the very least, research has already been done and one only needs to dig a little to find out whether the statement is true. There are many things in life that… Continue reading Popcorn Science: Hunger and Artificial Sweetener