US fines over data requests would have destroyed Yahoo in a year

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Break em’. So what if the company employs thousands of people and provides a valuable service to the public? So what if there’s a recession on and the last thing America needs is another large company going down the tubes?  Break em’ and show them that the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply anymore. Yahoo can fight us but we’ll bleed them dry long before it ever gets to the courts. And even then we’ve got the judges where we want them.

Break em’. Show that company who’s in charge.

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More Crony Media: Cuomo gives taxpayer dollars to Hollywood, Hollywood then hooks up Cuomo

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Why do politicians so like hanging out with entertainment industry types? I suppose its just that egos tend to attract one another. That and the money Hollywood doles out to coffers, in this case after Cuomo took the money from New York taxpayers and gave it to Hollywood first. But don’t call it a kickback.

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Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire 100 Fired Employees

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I’ll bet that’ll be a fun return.

On the surface this ruling sounds like a win for “workers,” but sadly it’s not. If the government can keep businesses from firing people, indeed in this case force CNN to REHIRE fired workers, businesses will simply choose not hire new people.

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More economic silliness: Would a bubble be good for the American economy?

Don't worry Isaac. No one can, including and especially the Keynesian economists.

Don’t worry Isaac. No one can, including and especially the Keynesian economists.

John Aziz is the economics and business editor at The Week. I have to say that I at one time considered buying a subscription to this publication. Having just read Aziz’s piece, where he argues that bubbles are perfectly natural things which sometimes are good, I am sure that The Week will not be finding its way onto my Kindle.

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Meet the Strati, the world’s first 3D printed production car (Video)

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You want change? You want “revolution”? Well you are looking at it baby. You think the Internet changed things? Well between fracking, robotics, and 3D printing hold onto your virtual hat. Things are about to get even weirder. (In the good sense.That is unless the robots become our overlords. That would be terrible.)

The unions are gonna LOVE this.

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Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders may run for president (Video)

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Please, please, please run Mr. Sanders. It would be a lot of fun. And though I am disgusted by your economics, and though your ideas basically lead to the enslavement of the human spirit (I know you would argue otherwise) you for the most part are not a hack like Hillary Clinton. (Though you do do the Koch boggieman dance in this interview, and you don’t seem to have a problem with piles of union money manipulating the political process, bigger piles than the Kochs.) I would enjoy seeing the 2 of you debate very much. I promise I will not miss any of them and we will give any debates plenty of coverage.

I have to say though that every time I hear Mr. Sanders speak I am saddened. He’s a smart guy. He should understand why markets help everyday people. He should understand that socialism is death,that it is poison. How could someone as clearly bright as Mr. Sanders still cling to such a retrograde religion?

It’s hard to convert I guess. Especially in Burlington or Washington.

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Is Keynes Misunderstood, Maligned By Critics?

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In a September 11 Bloomberg article, economist Noah Smith claims that John Maynard Keynes, the architect of today’s government economic policies around the world, wasn’t a “‘socialist’” or even a “‘progressive.’” He did not favor “a command economy.”

Yes he “was in favor of some amount of wealth redistribution and government intervention into the economy.” But “Keynesian policies are fundamentally … about economic stability,… about smoothing out the fluctuations in the economy, reducing risk for everyone concerned.”

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