Must Reads For The Week 8/29/15
This Start Up Has Figured Out How To Grow Metal Like A Tree, Katie Fehrenbacher, at entrepreneur.com. Modumetal is a company produces metal through a process similar to electroplating. “It is creating nanolaminated materials that will change design and manufacturing forever.” These stories give me hope that individuals in the market can outpace the growth of the regulatory state.
NASA’s 3D-Printed Rocket Parts Actually Work, by Drew Olanoff, at techcrunch.com. This is an example of what 3D printing is capable of. What normally takes four years to produce, now takes half the time.
How Big Is Uber? at econnoimcpolicyjournal.com. Even a government created monopoly like the taxi cartel is in danger of being beaten by individuals with an ides. Central planners plans are being overturned by the evil consumer, now that the consumer has a real choice.
Only 45% of Electric Car Owners This Year Have Replaced Their Cars With A New Electric Vehicle, by John Lott, at johnrlott.blogspot.com. Consumers who have tried electric cars are now choosing something different after doing the cost benefit analysis of owning an electric car.
The New Era Of The $400 Text Book, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Just part of the Government created bubble in college education. Excerpt from the article. “BTW; The Best textbook on economics (rarely found in government-funded colleges) is Murray Rothbard’s Man Economy and State, and that can be had in paperback for only $17.58 in paperback.”
Seattle Socialist Council Member Wants to Eject “Profit Making Billionaires” From Tech Industry, at taretliberty.com. Socialist Kashama Sawant has already killed minimum wage jobs when she pushed through the $15 minimum wage in Seattle. Now she wants to work her socialist magic on the tech industry. Why do people like her think their utopian vision of the world can be implemented by simple decree at no cost. Individuals will now start to make their decisions factoring in the new set of incentives and constraints created by the new utopian policies.
The Gradual Phase-In of $15 and Hour Minimum Wage Laws as Insurance Policies Against Public Relations Disasters, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. The gradual phase in of interventionist policies shows that interventionists understand the consequences of their policies. Remember how Obamacare was passed but not implemented until after the 2012 presidential election? Some of the Obamacare policies have yet to be implemented. Incrementalism gets people use to the new normal the slow implementation produces. Just like boiling a frog.
Government To Creamery: Your Milk Is Entirely Too Natural To Not Be Labeled “Imitation”, by Mary Katherine Ham, at liberallogic101.com. Another example of too many regulations. Get out of our lives!
New National Labor Relations Board Ruling Is Going To Be A Major Problem For Fast Food Chains, at economicpolicyjournal,com. Another example of government intervention into the free market. How are interventions by government agencies in a democracy any different from decrees by the politburo in the former Soviet Union?
US Falls Behind Canada, Finland, And Hong Kong In Human Freedom Index, at zerohedge.com. If this doesn’t wake us up nothing will. The American Revolution changed the world. For the first time in history Government was put in chains by the constitution, and the individual was placed above the state. The American Revolution has been turned upside down by the steady erosion of individual freedom over the last century. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of freedom
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