Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.
i wish i was still as social as i used to be when i drank
i wish i had more people in my life that i want to be around without having to be wasted
Y.Z, A ten word story on being a second choice (via rustyvoices)
it’s happened to all of us (v)
"Yet the ancients knew something - which we seem to have forgotten."
- Albert Einstein
No it isn’t tho.
Hijab fashion photography is just the best.
Hana Tajima, Dian Pelangi, Fatin Atiqah, Indah Nada Puspita, unknown, Dian Pelangi, and Indah Nada Puspita
Hermione’s voice is drowned out as the lights change and we hear the echoing Mysterious Voice yet again.
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trust fall prank
“I’M FALLING TRUST ME”
I think this is my favourite video on Tumblr.
I ship him with the guy that said “I got you.”
“I got you”
YES YOU DO
MY FAVORITE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
troll-hair may have to start doing this
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen, ever.
Her running on her little tippy toes I cannot even