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Must Reads For The Week 8/29/15

August 29, 2015

SThe pen is mightier than the sword...

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

This Start Up Has Figured Out How To Grow Metal Like A Tree, Katie Fehrenbacher, at 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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




Must Reads For The Week 3/29/14

March 29, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Seattle Socialist Council Woman Sawant Challenged On Proposed %15 minimum Wage Law, by Essex Porter, at It’s hard enough keeping a regular politician from enacting socialist legislation, how much harder is it when you vote in an avowed socialist. I saw this at

Veterans Affairs Wind Turbine, Built For $2.3 Billion, Stands Dormant, by Tom Steward, at Government politicians and bureaucrats will always pick economic losers because they don’t have to suffer the cost of making a bad choice like an entrepreneur would have to in the free market. It’s easier to risk tax payer money than your own. I saw this at

How One Hospital Deals With Identity Theft, at You can’t make something like this up.

See What A Parent Wrote On Their Childs Common Core Math Assignment, by Oliver Darcy, at When you see the complicated way a student used to solve a simple math problem, you have to ask if people in education realize that time is a scarce resource. The extra time spent solving this problem could be used in a more productive way; like learning basic math.

NY Times Reporter Says The Obama Admin. Is The Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom In A Generation, by Oliver Darcy, at The press has not been hammering the administration about its abuses of our individual rights. Hopefully they are starting to see how their right to a free press is being infringed. Don’t they understand that tyrannical Governments don’t want a free press, they want the press to be their propaganda arm.

Google Backed Lending Club Brings Peer-To-Peer Lending To Business Loans, by Lena Rao, at Since the Government is trying to torpedo virtual currencies like Bitcoin, I doubt that they can be happy with this trend in lending. The Federal Reserve has a monopoly on electronically printing counterfeit money, and member banks loaning out this counterfeit money is one of the ways the Fed injects it into the economy. The Government will fight peer-to-peer lending and virtual currencies because they are a threat to the Federal Reserves monopoly on money printing, which is how the Federal Government finances its debt. I saw this article at

College Students Fail To Name A Single U.S. Senator, at This short video speaks for itself.

Boeing Has Its Own Government Bank: Is It Creating A Bubble In Boeing Jumbo Jets, at Here is an excerpt from the article, “The Export-Import Bank of the United States is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports through loans and loan guarantees to foreign buyers of American-made goods. U.S. taxpayers bear the ultimate risk if these loans go bad.” Boeing is making out like a bandit on these deals. Crony Capitalism at its best, or worst.

Police Say Ride Share App “Lyft” Violates City Ordinance, by Robert Price, at The battle is always between  established businesses who want their monopoly status protected, and new businesses who create a new market for their service. Creative destruction is the rule in a free market, and protecting the status quo is the rule in a crony capitalist system. Politicians and bureaucrats don’t want the decisions of millions of individuals in the market to interfere with who they think should succeed or fail.



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