Well let’s just say that Bitcoin has come a long way from this,
See you everyday Americans just don’t get it. I saved you. Me. The prez. You know – me. Me. That you make far less in real terms than you did when I took office? That 1 in 4 (at least) working age Americans aren’t working? All those people who dropped out of the unemployment numbers because they’ve been on unemployment for over 5 years? That we aren’t creating businesses anything like we used too?
Good. Let’s hope the Senate doesn’t wuss out.
“I’m sorry Elon, but I can’t let you do that.”
The SpaceX website says: “SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for space travel and other ideas of private purpose that won’t benefit many, if any, taxpayers.
Musk is a billionaire many times over.
Jeffrey Miron is someone people should know.
It takes real work to screw up an economy this bad. When a country which sits on massive energy reserves must cut the lights for 4 hours a day one knows that socialists have got to be running things. In a market economy these issues would be solved pretty quickly or more likely would not happen at all.
But hey, everyone will be equally in the dark. So that’s good.
Some good ideas here. Some significant points of disagreement (the media is all too often not on the good guy side, it’s not just “state capture” it is capture of industry by the state too), but generally a good piece.
War can be excellent business. It is also often hell. So that leaves us in a weird place.
This article needs to be read, particularly by people who are not familiar with Washington DC, our wealthiest American metropolitan area by far. That’s right, not New York, not San Francisco, Washington.
It didn’t used to be this rich. It didn’t use to be this rich not that long ago. And as you know dear readers we have nothing against people being rich.
One thing about this data – it is from 2011. (The data not the graphic, which comes from this interesting article on guaranteed income which in our assessment is not a very good idea. But that’s for a different post.)
So when someone calls for socialism and argues that we have some sort of “small government” system, and that we just need to spend more on social programs show them this. We are not even close to a laissez faire country.
You think the stock markets are still really “markets?” Ha, ha, ha, ha, and ha.
In another life I was a property and casualty insurance underwriter. I would assess risk and figure out if premiums for a given area were enough or too much. Was the company too exposed to hurricane damage? What about earthquakes? Balancing risk with premium was the name of the game.
Given my background I have never understood how Obamacare was going to “work.” Obamacare seemed (and is) an adverse selection machine. The sick are more likely to sign up and the healthy have shied from the program for any number of reasons.
Yes, we are featuring a video by Robert Reich, someone who is often very wrong on very important subjects. Saying that however we very much appreciate this video and its spirit. There are some major points in the video where I think he’s a bit optimistic from his perspective but there certainly are plenty of areas where what we commonly call the “Right” and “Left” can come together to do some real good.
Government is massive. It is inefficient. It is wasteful. It bullies. It over regulates. It hinders commerce. It is the fundamental component of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism can not happen without government. The bigger the government the more crony.
Laws should be simple and straightforward. They should be few. They should be transparent.
To the degree that laws are not simple and straightforward, to the degree that they are many and not few, to the degree that laws are not transparent,