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Must Reads For The Week 2/17/18

February 19, 2018

OPEC Future In Doubt As US Production, Fig Count Surge, at zerohedge.com. America’s shale revolution has changed the world oil market. OPEC wants to cut production to “balance the market”. What “balancing the market” means to OPEC is increased prices. Unfortunately for OPEC American shale is balancing the market. When the price of oil rises, because of OPEC’s production cuts, it now becomes profitable for frackers to produce more oil which ultimately lowers the price.

Inconvenient Energy Fact Of The Day, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Solar and wind are going to provide a small percentage of of the worlds energy for the foreseeable future. So why are we wasting tax dollars to subsidize these non productive energy sources? It makes no sense outside of the political arena.

The Boston Globe Editorial Board Unloads On The ‘Pipeline Absolutism’ Of Environmentalists, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog.com. Once again environmentalists activities are increasing the cost of energy. Excerpt from the article: “Why is LNG coming 4,500 miles for Boston from the Russian Arctic when the US is the world’s No.1 natural gas producer? The simple answer to the question is a lack of natural gas pipelines in New England due to the “pipeline absolutism” of anti-fossil fuel environmentalists who have blocked all new pipeline expansions…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Updates Mars Colonization Plans, by Jason Davis, at planetary.org. I’m going to throw a wrench in the spokes of Elon’s plan. How will this colony be supplied with food, water, oxygen, and other supplies to sustain life on Mars? Since there are no Walmarts on Mars, these life sustaining supplies will have to be continually transported from Earth to Mars. Is this logistical nightmare even possible? And what would the cost be (probably to tax payers) if it was possible?

Why Don’t Schools Use The Most Effective Teaching Methods? By Joy Pullmann, at thefederalist.com. The simple answer is because our educational system is essentially a monopoly. Excerpt from the article: “ …and monopolies create very powerful special interests whose sole purpose is to protect those interests. And they undermine the public’s interests using the public’s money. In short, to get U.S. public schools to actively care about better instruction, what we need is some massive trust-busting.”

Loan Shark Nation: Forcing Our Kids To Choose Between Student Loans and Everything Else, at zerohedge.com. The result of Government taking over the student loan business is the cost of college has increased dramatically. Forcing our kids into debt serfdom.

How To Kill 300,000 Americans With Opioids, by Trey Goff, at mises.org. This is a great article explaining the unintended consequences of government intervention.

FBI Admits “Protocols Were Not Followed” Before Florida Massacre, at zerohedge.com. This isn’t the first time the FBI missed the warning signs of mass shooters and terrorists. But here are few points. 1) It is easier to connect the dots after the fact than it is before the fact. 2) I didn’t think we are allowed to profile, are we? 3) I think we all agree it is a good idea to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental problems.

CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Leaked To Favored Reporters, at zerohedge.com. Our “public servants” are really self servants.

The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It, by Lee Smith, at thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article: “But the first vehicles of the Russiagate campaign were not bloggers or recent J-school grads lacking wisdom or guidance to wave off a piece of patent nonsense. They were journalists at the top of their profession—editors-in-chief, columnists, specialists in precisely the subjects that the dossier alleges to treat: foreign policy and national security. They didn’t get fooled. They volunteered their reputations to perpetrate a hoax on the American public.

 

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Must Reads For The Week 5/24/14

May 24, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Net Worth Of College Grads With Student Debt Is 20% Less Than High School Grads With No Debt, at zerohedge.com. We’ve been told that a college education is an investment in the student’s future. In reality a college education is simply a redistribution of a graduates present and future labor to the federal government who gave them the loan, and the college who received the loaned money. It’s similar to what happened in the housing bubble. But in this case, the university gets the immediate payment, and the Government gets a steady payment of interest, and principle which was probably electronically printed counterfeit money. Read, Young People Get Hooked Into Huge Debt When They Take The Student Loan Bait, and also, Follow Up To Student Debt Post.

Obama Administration Using Scare Tactics To Discourage Government Whistleblowers, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The most “transparent administration” doesn’t want the whistleblower to show what is behind the curtain. Politicians and bureaucrats want to be able to see everything we do, and hide everything they do, unless of course it can be used for political gain.

Mark Cuban: “I’m Bigoted In A Lot Of Different Ways, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You discriminate against everyone else when you choose certain people to be your friends. You discriminate when you choose which person to marry, which plumber to use, which players to keep on your basketball team, which restaurant gets your money. All of us discriminate daily.

Michelle’s: “Eat What I Tell You” Program Is Crashing, at economidpolicyjournal.com. Excerpt from the article, “Local nutrition directors are demanding more flexibility and freedom. Look no further than school districts in Los Angeles and Chicago.” If local directors want more freedom to make decisions, that must mean that The Health Hunger Free Kids Act took away these freedoms when it was passed. Every Government rule takes away individual freedom. In this case it’s the freedom to choose what you want to eat, and the freedom to provide what people want to consume.

Jaguar Attacks Crocodile, this video is unbelievable.

Super Cell Time Lapse 5/18/14  Wright to New Castle, WY. at Basehunters Chasing. Truly amazing video of a super cell forming and dissipating.

The Next Obamacare Scandal: A Taxpayer – Funded Bailout Of Insurers, at zerohedge.com. Now we know why insurance companies were for Obamacare. They were going to be the next, “too big to fail industry”, that would be bailed out by the tax payer. So let me get this straight, our insurance premiums go up, and we also have to pay for the insurance company’s potential bailout. The Affordable Care Act isn’t really affordable for us.

Housing More Unsound Now Than During The Last Bubble, at zerohedge.com. The Fed has been buying mortgage backed securities for some time now. They are taking bad paper off the market and hiding on their balance sheet. This has cleared the way for another round of bad mortgages to be created. The Fed is a one trick pony and that trick is electronically printing counterfeit money. Read Housing Recovery, Or Just Another Bubble.

Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Stimulate An Economic Recovery, by Patrick Barron, at patrickbarronblogspot.com. This is a really good article and will be our heavy lifting for the week. Here are excerpts  from the article, “…Keynes tried to prove that production followed demand and not the other way around……. Keynesian aggregate demand theory is nothing more than a justification for counterfeiting. It is a theory of capital consumption and ignores the irrefutable fact that production is required prior to consumption….The consequence of this violation of Say’s Law is capital malinvestment, the opposite of the central bank’s goal of economic stimulus. Central bank economists make the crucial error of confusing GDP spending frenzy with sustainable economic activity. They are measuring capital consumption, not production.” 

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