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Google’s new AI system unscrambles pixelated faces

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Google’s new AI system unscrambles pixelated faces

From Technocracy News AI has millions of applications, including redefining insufficient images and pictures. The intelligence application for bio-identic identification is immense. Again, Technocrats invent because they can, not because they need to… ⁃ TN Editor Google’s neural networks have achieved the dream of CSI viewers everywhere: the company has revealed a new AI system capable […]


Some state budgets look troubling for taxpayers

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Some state budgets look troubling for taxpayers

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Only eleven weeks ago, taxpayers flocked to the ballot boxes to win a respite from the tired tax-and-spend proposals of federal and state politicians. Any celebration seems to be premature, though, as governors of all political stripes unveil expensive budget proposals for the coming year. New York Governor Andrew […]


Why Trump’s election led to a weaker peso

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Why Trump’s election led to a weaker peso

By Edgar Ortiz / Mises Wire The Mexican peso has not found itself in such a dire situation since 1995. Its depreciation is largely due to a trade deficit that has affected Mexico since mid-2014, when oil prices began to fall. Therefore, the peso’s depreciation could be attributed to trade of balance issues that took […]


Universal basic income: Far-fetched or future fact?

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Universal basic income: Far-fetched or future fact?

From Technocracy News Universal Basic Income is a mega-trend outcome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution where robots replace humans en-masse. Technocracy’s city-state concept will reduce the value of human labor to near-zero, requiring government support for all. This kind of subsistence living is tantamount to slavery and permanent poverty. ⁃ TN Editor It is a utopian […]


Pravda: “Scientists now warn of a new Ice Age”

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Pravda: “Scientists now warn of a new Ice Age”

From Freedom’s Phoenix Snowfall paralyzed the city of Istanbul, Turkey. Massive snow falls across the Balkans, Italy and Greece. Dozens of Europeans have since frozen to death. Northern Albania villages have been cut off by 120 cm of snow. Read Full Story    


Eric Peters: Elon’s carbon con

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Eric Peters: Elon’s carbon con

By Eric Peters People sometimes said Ayn Rand’s writing was . . . heavy. Obvious, too. Villains with names too good to be true (or believable). Elsworth Monkton Tooey… rhymes with … things unpleasant. Well, how about Elon Musk. Something definitely stinks. The latest being the Crony Capitalist King’s suck-up to President Trump to impose […]


More and more Americans need a license to make a living

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More and more Americans need a license to make a living

By Daniel J. Mitchell / FEE d tape is a huge burden on the American economy, with even an Obama Administration bureaucracy acknowledging that costs far exceed supposed benefits. And the problem gets worse every year. If I had to pick the worst example of foolish regulation, there would be lots of absurd examples from […]


Formulas don’t think: Investigating weather-related GDP

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Formulas don’t think: Investigating weather-related GDP

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The New York Fed updated its GDP Nowcast forecast for 4th quarter 2016 and 1st quarter 2017 last Friday. Normally I report on such events, on the day of the release, but I failed to do so with all the brouhaha associated with Trump’s inauguration. Looking now, an item in the […]


Free trade versus “free trade”

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Free trade versus “free trade”

By Peter G. Klein / Mises Wire NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this week on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and strength,” and called for continued global engagement by US companies […]


Taxpayer funded broadband is a waste of money

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Taxpayer funded broadband is a waste of money

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance As 2017 gets into gear, state legislators and governors are crafting budgets and struggling to stretch out dwindling tax dollars. While roads, schools, and police departments are typically on the top of spending wish lists, another priority, taxpayer-funded broadband has increasingly turned the heads of lawmakers.  Some non-profit and […]