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Must Reads For The Week 11/4/17

November 5, 2017

King Of The Washington Swamp This Month? Big Ethanol. by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. These ethanol mandates reduce fuel mileage, increase the cost of a gas, shortens engine life and increase pollution. So why is ethanol still mandated? Ask Republican Senators Grassley and Ernst of Iowa. They are protecting their self interest at the expense of the rest of us.

Insider Trading Inc: Beat The Market, Work For The SEC, at zerohedge.com. Are government employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission benefiting from their knowledge of which companies are going be investigated? It must be one of the perks of being a “public servant”.

Victory IRS Admits Tea Party, Other Conservative Groups Were Targets During Obama Era, by Jay Sekulow, at foxnews.com. Why wasn’t this a bigger story? Because we the people forget after six plus years of this mess. A balloon can’t burst when there is no air left in it. The air in this balloon was gradually released over time because bureaucratic insiders working for government agencies can deny deny deny, use every legal tactic to delay complying with judges orders, have the ability to fight using unlimited taxpayer funded resources and benefit from the Obama administration and the media propagandizing for them. It pays to be an insider backed by the force of government.

How Defense-Contractor CEOs Get Rich On The Taxpayers’ Dime, by William D. Hartung, at mises.org. There is waste and corruption whenever there is a pile of taxpayer money to be spent. It wouldn’t be difficult to find 15% waste in any government budget just for starters. The Pentagon budget is no exception.

Dying Malls Increasingly Rely On Taxpayer Handouts For Survival, at zerohedge.com. Another example of bureaucrats at all levels of government propping up failed business models at taxpayers expense. An economy is about profits and losses. Profits tell businesses that people in the market like what they produce. Losses tell businesses that people don’t like what they produce, so stop wasting scarce resources by continuing to do what you’re doing. Subsidizing unprofitable businesses makes us poorer overall.

Tesla’s Having The Worst Day Ever As GOP Tax Plan Calls For Axing Electric Car Subsidies, at zerohedge.com. Speaking of failed businesses being propped up by taxpayer dollars! I think Elon Musk is laundering taxpayer money through Tesla with the approval of government politicians and bureaucrats. Musk’s company is loosing money with the benefit of taxpayer subsidies. What will happen to his bottom line if these subsidies are done away with under the new GOP tax plan? Of will he be able to pay off enough politicians to keep his subsidy.

Compelled Speech, at lewrockwell.com. Government licensing laws can be used to get you to comply with politically correct speech. If you don’t comply they will take away your license to work.

Concealed Carry On The March, Scott McPherson, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article: “In 2016 Gallup found that the number of Americans supporting a handgun ban had dropped to just twenty-three percent – about one in five. Blacks, women, and Millennials are the fastest growing groups of new gun-owners, belying the stereotype that only old white males care about guns. A major cultural shift is taking place. More than ever, Americans are arming themselves against criminals and madmen in the modern era.”

Spain Order Jailing Of Catalan Leaders: ‘What Happens Next’ To Puigdemont?, at zerohedge.com. What happens when Catalan secession can’t be settled by legal or peaceful means?

“It’s Not Sustainable” – Sacramento Lashes Our At Calpers After Raising Pension Payments, at zerohedge.com. At some point economic reality will correct this problem. (California can’t secede. It needs the rest of the country to bail them out when economic reality hits.)

Forestry Regulations Ignite More California Wildfires, by Larry Bell, at cfact.org. The unintended consequences of misguided green policies adopted by the Federal government.

California’s Clean-Energy Future: A ‘Medieval Society’?, by Kerry Jackson, at cfact.org. Politicians make policies with no thought of their economic consequences. Government decrees can’t do away with economic laws. Economic laws always prevail.

Women Should Stop Insisting Men Are Bad Because Of Sexual Tension, by D.C. McAllister, at thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article: “Like many women in the #MeToo campaign, I know sexual harassment. I know sexual assault. I know rape. Because of this, I’m not more prone to accept abusive behavior from men…… nor am I prone to conclude that all men are predators. I refuse to live in that kind of fear or to cast wide that net of blame. To do so only leads to dysfunction….. the common sense instruction I’ve received from wise women throughout my life have, instead, empowered me to navigate the waters of male sexuality with discernment and confidence.”

“I know when a man is violating me and when he is just hitting on me. I know when a man is desperately trying to get my attention just because he is attracted to me, and when he has crossed the line of harassment. I know when guys are expressing their pent-up aggression and male sexuality—as well as their competitive nature—as they interact with one another, and when men are in gang-like mode and threatening my well-being.”

“Other women need to learn the same…… They need to meet masculinity toe to toe and eye to eye, not try to dominate it or diminish it. They need to learn to tap into their own feminine powers, not to conquer a man, but to respect him. To do that, we need to respect each other. This involves trust.”

“The problems we are facing today have nothing to do with masculinity, and everything to do with a breakdown in social trust. Women live in fear of men, and men live in resentment of women. We aren’t dancing. We’re fighting. I hope we can learn to dance again—a powerful, breathtaking dance that makes us feel alive, complete, and fully human.”

 

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Must Reads For The Week 10/28/17

October 30, 2017

Spain PM Fires Catalan Government, Calls Snap elections In Retaliation For Independence Vote, at zerohedge.com. Government is force. This is how all governments will react when people in their countries think it is “….necessary to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another….” If the EU had more power, it would have forced Great Britain to stay in the EU.

Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure, by Joy Pullmann, at thefederalist.com. Instead of going back to what has worked in the past, they will probably try to implement some new theory that is similar to their failed old theory.

Professor Claims Math, Algebra, And Geometry Promote “White Privilege“, at zerohedge.com. How can you take this professor seriously? Math can’t possibly know the race of the people who understand or don’t understand it. I listen to nothing someone says after they use the term ‘white privilege’. Terms like racist and white privilege are used so frivolously that they no longer have any power.

Thomas Sowell On Slavery And This Fact – There Are More Slaves Today Than Were Seized From Africa In Four Centuries, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediem.com. Quote from Thomas Sowell: “Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century. People of every race and color were enslaved – and enslaved others. White people were still being bought and sold as slaves in the Ottoman Empire, decades after American blacks were freed.”

“Everyone hated the idea of being a slave but few had any qualms about enslaving others. Slavery was just not an issue, not even among intellectuals, much less among political leaders, until the 18th century – and then it was an issue only in Western civilization. Among those who turned against slavery in the 18th century were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other American leaders. You could research all of the 18th century Africa or Asia or the Middle East without finding any comparable rejection of slavery there. But who is singled out for scathing criticism today? American leaders of the 18th century.”

Core Competency, at theburningplatform.com. 90% of Trumps cabinet have worked in the private sector before being appointed. Only 8% of Obama’s cabinet had worked in the private sector before they took their new government position. No wonder the Obama administration hated the private sector which, by the way, funds the big government public sector.

Why Congress Needs To Reinforce Trump’s Regulatory Neglect, by Robert Trancinski, at thefederalist.com. Trump is slowly dismantling the regulatory bureaucracy. But it won’t last if congress doesn’t codify these roll backs into law.

Tesla Starts A Whole New Round Of Mass Firings, This Time At Solar City, at zerohedge.com. I have said before that I think that Elon Musk is a scam artist. And the taxpayers are getting fleeced by him. He owns Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City. What do they have in common? They are all subsidized by the tax payer to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Read about all the subsidies Click here.

Illinois Eyes 30 Cent Gas Tax Hike, Chicago Faces Yet Another Property Tax Hike, at zerohedge.com. Why can’t Governments even consider cutting spending? They’re Pavlovian response to deficits is to raise taxes. Politicians have caved in to public sector union pensions for years and the reality of these decisions is now hitting them square in the face.

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