Nobody’s gonna eat lab-grown meat just because it’s better for the planet

Nobody’s gonna eat lab-grown meat just because it’s better for the planet

From Freedom’s Phoenix In vitro meat manufacturers have to bring something else to the table. Ever since the world’s first lab-grown hamburger debuted back in 2013, the industry of in vitro meat production has been accelerating at a breakneck pace. We’re closer than ever to having lab-grown meat on grocery store shelves, but as the barriers […]

Detailed road maps not for humans

Detailed road maps not for humans

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Civil Maps, Here, Nvidia and other companies are working on a new kind of detailed cartography. Those new maps of the world will be for cars, not humans. The weight of the automotive and tech industries is fully behind the move toward self-driving cars. Cars with “limited autonomy”—i.e., the ability to […]

Free-market criticism of Starbucks CEO’s liberal agenda brewing for annual investor meeting

Free-market criticism of Starbucks CEO’s liberal agenda brewing for annual investor meeting

From NCPA Trouble is brewing at Starbucks, and the nation’s leading proponent of free-market investor activism is set to question Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on March 22 about how the political agenda influencing how the coffeehouse giant operates is reportedly hurting the brand and harming shareholders’ investments. The National Center for Public Policy Research, a […]

Are new car ‘safety features’ making cars less safe?

Are new car ‘safety features’ making cars less safe?

From Personal Liberty News The government demands more and more “safety features” in every car sold today and yet despite (because of?) that, traffic fatalities are on the rise. New car mandates require backup cameras, tire pressure monitors, multiple airbags, ABS brakes, advanced safety belts, traction control and electronic stability control. With new features called […]

What data-driven mayors don’t get about their cities

What data-driven mayors don’t get about their cities

From Technocracy News CityLab is at the heart of Technocracy and Smart Cities, but even they seemingly realize that many cities are being thrown under the bus by their data-crazed leadership. ⁃ TN Editor In an age of growing alienation from civic institutions, the technocrats running many American cities don’t understand what old-style political machines once […]

Why Americans pay triple the world price for sugar

Why Americans pay triple the world price for sugar

By James Bovard / FEE Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market. Because American farmers cannot compete with foreign sugar growers, the federal government has maintained an array of sugar import quotas and/or tariffs for most of the last 200 years. The regulatory regime has provided windfalls for generations of politicians and […]

UCSD scientists stress out over Trump suppressing climate change data

UCSD scientists stress out over Trump suppressing climate change data

From Technocracy News Data, even if it is falsified, is most precious to Technocrats, who will go to great lengths to protect their turf. In this case, university scientists are having a fit that Trump may curtail their data accumulation efforts. ⁃ TN Editor UC San Diego may accelerate plans to preserve its climate data due […]

Illinois General Assembly Retirement System in real trouble

Illinois General Assembly Retirement System in real trouble

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Despite a massive rally in the stock market, Illinois public pension liabilities continue to grow. GARS, the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System, is only 13.52% funded, down from 17% funded in 2013. How long can GARS last? Meanwhile, Illinois has accrued a combined net pension liability of roughly $130 billion on which […]

Crashing “post-Obama era” gun sales lead to Remington mass layoffs

Crashing “post-Obama era” gun sales lead to Remington mass layoffs

From Freedom’s Phoenix Meanwhile, Obama’s presidency was a boon for the gun manufacturers whose revenue, profitability and stocks all soared during his presidency. But while the constant threat of new regulations under Obama resulted in a massive full forward of gun demand and pushed gun stocks to all-time highs, the election of Trump, and thus […]

Republican civil war breaks out over trade in fiery White House meeting

Republican civil war breaks out over trade in fiery White House meeting

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In a bit of welcome news on the trade front, a possibility exists that Trump’s trade czar, Peter Navarro, is being shoved to the sidelines. At a fiery White House meeting, a Civil War Over Trade erupted with Navarro taking it on the chin. A civil war has broken out within the White House over […]

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