Official sites of organizations, such as government agencies, that I use:
- The American Physical Society (APS): A non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Agency of the US Department of Labor produces some of the Nation’s most widely followed measures of the economy. For information about how to use BLS data, visit my post “Working Till 2025: Life is Tough These Days.”
- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO): The CBO provides nonpartisan analysis for the U.S. Congress.
Fact checking suggestions:
- Go to Wolfram|Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. The best way to learn how to use it is to look at the examples page.
- Go to Snopes, which is a page that tracks urban legends and rumors. If you get an email that has you concerned, check it here before you send it to all your friends.
Books that I’ve referenced on this blog:
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty
- The Singularity is Near, by Ray Kurzweil
- The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
- The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market, Frank Levy & Richard J. Murnane
- Ayn Rand Nation. the Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul, Guss Weiss
- Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
- The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, Martin Ford
- Race against the Machine, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
- Abundance, The Future is Better Than You Think, Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler
- Legacy of Honor, The Values and Influence of America’s Eagle Scouts, by Alvin Townley