International robotics competition draws student from around the world

International robotics competition draws student from around the world

Student inventors from across the globe defied the STEM gender gap this week, convening in the District to compete in the world’s first international robot contest for high schoolers. First daughter Ivanka Trump arrived at the competition Tuesday morning to congratulate the six all-female teams on their work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). “For […]

The Left’s misleading green jobs claims

The Left’s misleading green jobs claims

By Jim Lakely / Heartland Institute If you don’t visit Freedom Pub and the Heartlander digital magazine every day, you’re missing out on some of the best news and commentary on liberty and free markets you can find. But worry not, freedom lovers! Heartland Weekly is here for you every Monday with a highlight show. Subscribe to the email today, and […]

Growing number of companies complain about inability to find workers: So why is wage growth so low?

Growing number of companies complain about inability to find workers: So why is wage growth so low?

  By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Since 2010, the highest year-over-year wage increase in any month for production and nonsupervisory employees is near 2.6%. For a two-year stretch between summer of 2011 and summer of 2013 wage increases less than 2% were the norm. Yet, firms complain about labor costs while simultaneously complaining about the lack of workers. […]

The Bernanke-Yellen bubble-depression

The Bernanke-Yellen bubble-depression

By Mark Thornton / Mises Wire In a recent article I advocated for a new way of naming business cycles. The new approach emphasizes the cause rather than the effect. So instead of the “housing bubble” and “financial crisis,” we should refer to the Greenspan-Bernanke Crisis. Here we will turn our attention to the current situation. The […]

More proof Tesla sales tank when tax breaks are scrapped

More proof Tesla sales tank when tax breaks are scrapped

From Technocracy News Tesla (Elon Musk) swears that tax breaks have nothing to do with its auto sales, but this is the second incident of collapsed sales after tax subsidies are removed. I have contended for years that the entire alternative energy/green economy is propped up by government subsidies and taxpayer money. ⁃ TN Editor The Hong […]

Overtime rule changes great news for small businesses

Overtime rule changes great news for small businesses

From Watchdog.org Small businesses across the country are breathing a sigh of relief on news that the Trump administration is walking back former President Barack Obama’s proposed overtime expansion. Small businesses were dreading the Obama-era order that would have doubled overtime eligibility to cover people making as much as $47,000 a year. It was scheduled […]

Solar energy produces 300 times more toxic waste than does nuclear power

Solar energy produces 300 times more toxic waste than does nuclear power

From Technocracy News Solar and wind power are the key elements of ‘renewable power’ but both are fraught with economic and environmental problems that are seldom discussed, especially by the technocrats who are pushing them. However, it is the public that is financing and subsidizing these foolish investments. ⁃ TN Editor One of the major reasons why […]

Facebook fights gag order on grounds of Free Speech

Facebook fights gag order on grounds of Free Speech

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Government law agencies place gag orders on technology companies in general and social media companies in particular. Facebook is fighting a gag order right now over search warrants on Facebook users. Reuters reports Facebook fights U.S. Gag Order that it says Chills Free Speech. Facebook Inc is challenging a gag order from […]

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