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Here’s a creative solution to the stall in Army recruitment: the military and senior defense officials are trying to get a bill through Congress that would allow recruitment of illegal aliens. The main attraction for the recruits, besides the steady job itself, would be the prize of citizenship.

Picking up where Second Life leaves off, IBM has developed Innov8, a virtual office program that can be used by schools and businesses to train employees anywhere in the world.

A fitting follow up to Steve Landsburg‘s discussion of charity yesterday, via the Chicago Tribune: a study by University of Oregon economics professor William Harbaugh and psychology professor Ulrich Mayr found that giving to charity can directly stimulate pleasure sensors in the brain.