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Momentum Is Building for Antitrust Reform. Here’s What That Means for Big Tech

By 3 weeks ago

Worry about the concentration of wealth and power achieved by monopolistic—or potentially monopolistic—entities have always been wrapped up in each respective era’s technological innovations. It is not surprising then that the focal point of today’s debate around antitrust reform is the size and scope of internet giants like Google, Facebook (Meta Platforms, Inc.), Amazon and […]

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Economics Humor

By 3 weeks ago

I’ve shared lots of socialism humor and communism humor, but only a few examples of economics humor. So let’s use today’s column as an opportunity to augment that limited collection. We’ll start with a couple of items about the minimum wage. I wrote a column back in 2009 about why unions support a higher minimum […]

Awkward? A Personal Gift From Trump To Giuliani Just Sold At Auction

By 2 months ago

The inscribed copy of Trump’s book sold for more than $54,000.

Biden’s Pro-Communist Nominee

By 2 months ago

As explained in this video by Dennis Prager, communism is an evil ideology that has led to the murder of more than 100 million people and the enslavement of hundreds of millions more. All decent people should not only reject communism, but also ostracize anybody who offers support or sympathy for communism. We are (or […]

Electronique : la Chine veut réduire à tout prix sa dépendance aux puces étrangères

By 2 months ago

Dans un contexte de pénurie mondiale de semi-conducteurs, l’empire du Milieu tente de mettre les bouchées doubles pour atteindre « l’indépendance technologique » qui fait défaut à son économie.

Southwest, American Airlines Rebuff Texas Gov, Will Comply With Biden Vaccine Mandates

By 2 months ago

The airlines said federal law “supersedes” any state action, a blow to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

What Lessons Can We Learn by Comparing U.S. and European Economic Performance?

By 2 months ago

I freely admit that I don’t like President Biden’s fiscal agenda in part because of my libertarianism. Simply stated, I’m instinctively skeptical when someone wants to expand government. But I’m also an economist who believes in cost-benefit analysis. Moreover, I recognize that there are “public goods” that the private sector can’t – or isn’t allowed […]

Republicans Freak Out Over New Bisexual Superman

By 2 months ago

Conservatives were ridiculed for objecting to the sexual orientation of a comic book character.

Peine de mort, Edouard Philippe, Autriche… les infos à retenir du week-end

By 2 months ago

Vous n’avez pas suivi l’actualité durant le week-end ? Voici ce qu’il faut retenir de ces dernières quarante-huit heures.

A smattering of indifference: Apathy, boycotts mar Iraqi election

By 2 months ago

BAGHDAD — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets of Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces in late 2019. […]

Communism Humor

By 2 months ago

I’ve been recently receiving lots of good material for our collection of communism humor. I shared items in both August and September, and now we have a new batch for October. The first bit of satire shows that it’s better to be victimized by capitalism than communism. The second item in our collection is a […]

Appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law

By 2 months ago

A U.S. court of appeals has temporarily stayed the injunction on the Texas abortion law while it reviews the state’s request to restore the near-total abortion ban “as soon as possible.” The temporary stay means that Texas courts can proceed with cases under the new Texas abortion law, known as S.B. 8, while the appeals […]

Donald Trump’s IRS Commissioner Has Been A Great Team Player For Democrats

By 2 months ago

The man who once shielded Trump’s tax returns has been an ally on social policy and tax enforcement.

Isotope Records Reveal the Complexity of Changing Climate Dynamics

By 2 months ago

At the start of 2018, Cape Town became the world’s first major city to face the prospect of completely running out of fresh water.

The “Pandora Papers”

By 2 months ago

Audio is not supported in your browser Remember the supposedly breathtaking revelations from the “Panama Papers” back in 2016? We were told those stolen documents were an indictment against so-called tax havens, but the real lesson was that politicians and other government insiders are very prone to corruption. Well, it’s happened again. Thieves stole millions […]

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