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TPP–NAFTA on Steroids

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

The vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could come in the House this month. This 800-page monstrosity must be stopped by the House if it is not to be signed into law. Senate Democrats caved this week. The Republicans overwhelmingly supported it. It has major liabilities in the surrender of rights of free speech and publishing. […]

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Jail Time for Unmowed Lawn

Posted on April 7, 2015

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Rick Yoes turned himself into the county jail last night in compliance with a warrant issued for his arrest after receiving a fine of $1,700 for having an overgrown lawn in September of last year. Unable to pay the fine Rick took every vacation day he accrued, made arrangements for a replacement, and surrendered himself […]

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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Taxi Drivers and Buggy Whips

Written by Gary North on February 3, 2015

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In 20 years, there will be no taxi drivers. In less than a decade, they will begin to be replaced. Uber is now working with Carnegie-Mellon University to do research on this. But this is not news. This story appeared in May 2014. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sat for a keynote interview at Code Conference […]

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Labor Unions: Just About Gone

Written by Gary North on January 27, 2015

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The experiment is over in the United States. Except for unions of tax-supported workers, they’re kaput. They only existed because the federal government gave them monopolies. Now the National Labor Relations Board is impotent. White collar workers won’t vote to join. Unions can’t shut down industries with strikes. They are hard pressed to close a […]

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The FDA Protects Big Pharma

Written by Robert Murphy on January 9, 2015

The FDA approves very dangerous drugs and then doesn’t respond when later evidence documents the risks. For the rest of my post, let me quote from a 2005 interview of Dr. David Graham, then a 20-year FDA employee. He had led a study showing that Vioxx was extremely dangerous (perhaps causing 60,000 fatalities), and claims […]

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Taxi Drivers’ Last Stand: “Are You Not Talking to Me?”

Written by Gary North on December 24, 2014

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In Europe and now in South Korea, taxi drivers have pressured their governments to make Uber illegal. Uber supplies taxis ordered by cell phone to people who want a ride. It’s illegal, city governments say. The drivers are not licensed as taxi drivers. Taxi drivers want guaranteed jobs and above-market wages. So, they get the […]

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