July 2015 archive

Government scrambles to protect its vast stupid regulatory schemes from the threat of Uber

To operate a taxi cab business is to navigate through one of the most over-regulated industries in the world. But the actual act of cab-driving is relatively simple, and poor people of limited means should be able to participate and enter the market. This disconnect is caused by decades of stupid overregulation of the taxi …

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Freedom-Of-Information-Act Documents Show U.S. Military Exerting Influence on TV Programming

Trusters of government frequently complain about private-sector money in politics. They say that private-sector voices (especially business and pro-free-market voices) should be barred from spending money on ads that could influence American politics. However, the government is spending massively to influence politics, and to convince Americans that government is good and should be expanded and …

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U.S. Corporate Taxes are The Highest on Earth

Former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin recently spoke before an audience in Washington, D.C.. The event was covered by the Washington Examiner. See here. The U.S. has the world’s highest corporate tax rate: 39.1 percent at the top margin. This is almost 14 percentage points higher than a global average. America’s high …

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Former NASA official: sea levels could rise 10 feet in 50 years!

Every government spreads fear among its subjects to increase its power: Terror! Weapons of Mass Destruction! We’re all going to die! Just give government more power! Now, former NASA lead climate scientist James Hansen is claiming sea levels could rise 10 feet in 50 years. See this climatedepot.com report. Astoundingly, CBS, NBCNews.com, MSNBC and Slate …

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The State of the Climate

During the hot 1990s, many government scientists predicted Arctic Ice would be gone during the summers, by 2013. Al Gore’s famous film “An Inconvenient Truth,” claimed that Arctic sea ice would be gone in the summer as early as 2015. But by the time 2013 came around, Arctic sea ice had grown by 533,000 square …

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New study shows recent minimum-wage hikes have caused the loss of 700,000 jobs

More than a hundred peer-reviewed economic studies have established that raising (or imposing) a minimum wage is correlated with increased unemployment. The only studies purporting to show otherwise are those that occurred in unusual economic circumstances (such as in a “boom-town” situation where wages were naturally rising rapidly anyway). The strong correlation between minimum-wage laws …

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“Almost Half” of Government “Temperature Data” is Now Fake

According to climatologist Steven Goddard, “Almost half of all reported US temperature data is now fake. [The government] fill[s] in missing rural data with urban data to create the appearance of non-existent US warming.” See here.As the globe continues its long-term cooling trend, the climate-change-socialist movement appears to be simply faking the data. Goddard states …

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It Appears that Crime and Traffic Fatalities Have Been Going Down Since Washington State Legalized Marijuana

When the State of Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, government-trusters claimed the move would cause a spike in crime and traffic crashes. But thus far, the evidence appears to show that Washington has experienced a continuing decline in overall crime and a decrease in traffic fatalities. A discussion by Professor Mark Thornton is here.

Arctic ice recently grew by ONE-THIRD!

2013-2014 was an extremely cold winter in the northern hemisphere. The following summer (2014) remained cooler than average. Now the BBC reports that arctic ice expanded by ONE-THIRD just in the past 2 years! See here. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, meanwhile, remains high, at or near a record for the past hundred years.

Virginia rape case: prosecutor and judge colluded to conceal evidence of innocence.

In Charlottesville, Virginia, an innocent man named Mark Weiner was falsely convicted of rape after a Democratic prosecutor and a Republican judge agreed that evidence of pure innocence (cell phone records indicating the purported rape “victim” lied) should be kept from the jury. In the words of Professor William L. Anderson, “Who says that Republicans …

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