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Must Reads For The Week 9/12/15

September 12, 2015

Is There Really A ‘War On Cops’? Data Shows 2015 Will Likely Be One Of The Safest Years In History For Police, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. These facts show how media coverage can drive perception about reality. If I said at the present rate there will be 35 police officers killed by fire arms this year what would you think? Your first thought should be that 35 is a number without a context. 35 is one of the lowest numbers of police deaths by fire arms from a peak of over a hundred in the early 70’s. The lesson is don’t be swept along by the media current, and always put every number in context.

Over The Last 20 Years, Annual Fires In U.S. Have Decreased By About 50% While Career Firefighters Has Increased More Than 50%, by Mark J. Perry at carpediemblog. You might think that the decrease in fires is caused by the increase in firefighters. But there is no causation because firefighters put out fires after they are started not before they are started. Local firefighter unions have been able to grown the number of their members as the number of fires has decreased. Public sector unions see public tax payer dollars as easier to extort than what they can extort from the private sector.

Happy “$15 Dollar Minimum Wage” Labor Day From McDonalds, at zerohedge.com. Do the central planning do-gooders who raised the minimum wage care enough to look at the consequences of their benevolence and lack of knowledge about economics? You can’t raise the cost of labor above what it produces.

Canada Enters Recession, at zerohedge.com. Is this isolated? Or does it mean more if you also look at what is happening in China, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico?

Paul Krugman Is “Really Worried” That He Might Have Screwed Up Japan, at zerohedge.com. Does Krugman have any memory of what he has said in the past. Or like an Alzheimer’s patient is every day a new beginning.

Common Core Or “Communist Core“, at zerohedge.com. Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three who grew up in communist China, says common core reminds her of the oppressive statist nature of her childhood education.

Tax, Tax, Tax: Is Rhamaland About To Get The Largest Property Tax In Modern Chicago History? (And that’s just for starters). at economicpolicyjournal.com.  Government officials all over the country, not just in Chicago, have promised more than what their tax slaves payers can produce. At some point there is going to have to be a restructuring or a default on public pensions.

New App For Politically Correcting Your Language, at reason.com. This app alerts you about possible microagression on your emails, texts, blog posts, and articles before you send them out. I don’t think I’m going to download this app. No one has a right to not be offended.

uBeams Wireless Technology Aims To Kill The Power Cord, at entrepreneur.com. From the article, “uBeam has developed technology that transmits ultrasonic waves…that are translated by devices as a microscopic quiver; this vibration is converted back into an electrical charge to power anything with a battery, no wires or wall plugs required.

Kerry Picks Clinton Donor To Be State Department’s “Email Czar“, at zerohedge.com. You can’t make this stuff up! When I saw the headline I thought it was an article from The Onion.

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Must Reads For The Week 3/21/15

March 21, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Mesmerizing 3-D Printer Forms Objects Out Of Ooze, And Fast, by Tim Moynihan, at wired.com. The innovation in the field of 3D printing is amazing. Carbon3D’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology is mind-blowing. This technique is mush faster than printing an object layer by layer. The object actually grows out of a tray of resin. Watch the video below.

 

Solar Industry Fiascos Continue, at instituteforenergyresearch.org. When Governments try to bring a technology forward before it’s time through tax breaks, tax subsidies, and tax payer backed loans, fraud is ultimately the result. When politicians and bureaucrats are handing out a big pile of tax payer money, there will be no shortage of con artists trying to get their hands on it. Government officials make bad venture capitalists, because they never have to pay the cost of their failures. Tax payers do.

Forget Oil, A Water Revolution Is About To Gusher In Texas, by James Stafford, at economicpolicyjournal.com. New desalination technology has lowered the cost of purifying water from $8 per barrel, to $1.50 to $2.00 per barrel.

UNINTENDED OR INTENDED CONSEQUENCES?

Oakland’s Minimum Wage Hike Is Crushing Childcare Sector And The Domino Effect, at economicpolicyjournal.com. and Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Law Already Leading To Restaurant Closings And Job Losses, by Mark J. Perry, at aei.org. These two articles show the “unintended” consequences of intervention by politicians and bureaucratic busy bodies.

The Robot Lobby Loves A Minimum Wage Hike, atconsultingbyrpm.com. Consequences from Government intervention may actually be “intended”.

Oil Train Derailments In Canada Expose Folly Of Anti-Pipeline Movement, by Kenneth P. Green, at fraserinstitute.org. Environmentalists who have stopped the installation of oil pipelines, are responsible for more oil spills. Shutting down the pipeline doesn’t stop oil from being transported to refineries. More oil is being transported via rail and trucking which increases the chance of a spill. “Unintended” consequences?

German Court Places Nationwide Ban On Uber, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government always tries to prop up the status quo. Government by its very nature is always tardy. It will always stand in the way of economic innovation that leads to the advancement of our standard of living. The recent passage of Net Neutrality by the FCC will eventually lead to regulations that will slow economic innovation. “Intended” or “unintended” consequences?

More Than 52,000 Canadians Left The Country For Medical Care In 2014, Bacchus Barua, at fraserinstitute.org. Government always produces a decreased supply of a lower quality product of service. The market produces an increased supply of a higher quality product of service. Obamacare will be no different from other socialist healthcare systems. “Unintended” or “intended” consequences?

MISCELLANEOUS

Snowiest Place In America Copenhagen NY, at syracuse.com. 21 feet of snow this winter in this upstate NY town. The pictures are amazing.

Students Attack Preacher Holding Anti-Abortion Sign, Cop Says Free Speech Has Limits On Campus, by Robby Soave, at reason.com. The free speech door only swings in the direction of the progressive left.

Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting, by Heather Barwick, at thefederalist.com. Heather Barwick’s perspective on being raised by her mom and her moms same-sex partner. This makes you think.

The Difference Between Going To High School In 1970 vs. 2015, Perfectly Expressed, by Steve Straub, at thefederalistpapers.org. Younger people read this to see how much freedom you’ve lost. Older people read this and ask: How did we let this happen?

Nagging Wife Complains About Her Husband, Gets Unexpected Response, at thechive.com. I know this might come as a shock, but men and women think differently.

 

 

Must Reads For The Week 4/27/13

April 27, 2013

The pen is mightier than the sword...

The Decline of  Self-Employment and Small Business, by Charles Hugh Smith at oftwominds.com. Most job creation happens in small businesses. The decline in small businesses means a decline in jobs.

Genes and Racism, by Thomas Sowell at jewishworldreview.com. Genetics and discrimination were used as explanations for group differences, at different times in history.

Environmentalism’s Seven Deadliest, Most Destructive Power Grabs, at cfact.org. Just scan the top six, and then read the #1 deadliest power grab. It tells you all you need to know about what the hardcore believers really think.

Why Obama Care May Cost You Your Job, by John C. Goodman at townhall.com. Employees and employers search for ways to avoid the mandates, just like our founders tried to avoided British tyranny. Liberty is in our DNA.

Central Banks Join The Herd, Openly Buying Stocks In Record Amounts, at zerohedge.com. When the central banks counterfeiting doesn’t work, “who gets caught holding the bag?  What chairs are left when the music stops”?