Beware of latest energy scam: Community Choice Aggregators

Beware of latest energy scam: Community Choice Aggregators

From Technocracy News Any modern energy initiative is guaranteed to have a Technocrat planner. This story comes directly from an involved participant who is fighting against his local Community Choice Aggregator project. Be assured that this “scheme” will roll out into cities across America, where citizens will be deceived and bewildered, especially when their electricity […]

The good news about civil asset forfeiture

The good news about civil asset forfeiture

By Daniel J. Miller / FEE Some types of theft are legal in America. But there’s a catch. You can only legally steal if you work for the government. It’s a process called “civil asset forfeiture” and it enables government officials to confiscate your property even if you have not been convicted of a crime. […]

IRS seized millions from busineses on shallow grounds

IRS seized millions from busineses on shallow grounds

From ProRev Reason – The IRS seized more than $17 million from innocent business owners over a two-year period using obscure anti-money laundering rules and civil asset forfeiture, compromising the rights of individuals and their businesses, a government watchdog has found.| The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report detailing how, between 2012 […]

Second-order consequences of self-driving vehicles

Second-order consequences of self-driving vehicles

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Benedict Evans, a blogger who works for a venture capital firm that invests in technology, has an interesting article on the shift to electric and self-driving vehicles. Please consider snips from Cars and Second Order Consequences by Benedict Evans. There are two foundational technology changes rolling through the car industry at […]

Ford puts babies to sleep with car-simulating cradle

Ford puts babies to sleep with car-simulating cradle

From Freedom’s Phoenix It doesn’t matter that the engine’s rumbling, bumps and potholes rattling the chassis, horns blaring outside … baby’s fast asleep. This fact can sometimes motivate desperate 3 a.m. car laps around the block, but Ford has a better idea: a baby bed that mimics the feeling, sound and light of riding in […]

What comes after the death of the smartphone?

What comes after the death of the smartphone?

From Technocracy News Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil both foresee a hybrid cyborg future for mankind, where connectivity will be merged into the human brain. Cell phones will appear as dinosaurs. ⁃ TN Editor One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, like beepers and fax machines […]

Economists predict all the bubbles are ready to bust

Economists predict all the bubbles are ready to bust

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest President Donald Trump’s election and a subsequent boost in market activity have many former economic doomsters feeling rosy about the nation’s financial future. But serious observers remain concerned that the temporary turnaround will only make the impending economic doomsday more painful. Michael Snyder over at Economic Collapse Blog […]

Fannie and Freddie’s new bubble

Fannie and Freddie’s new bubble

By Doug French / Mises Wire Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still have housing blood on their hands from the 2008 financial crash. However, the giant GSEs, placed in government conservatorship in September 2008, have now, virtually all by themselves, created another bubble, this time in the multifamily rental market. Fannie and Freddie made 53% […]

Interest deductibility and full expensing are possible in tax reform

Interest deductibility and full expensing are possible in tax reform

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Transforming our nation’s moss covered tax-and-regulatory apparatus will take patience and consensus building, as demonstrated by the latest row over health care reform. Eager to reset the tone on policy reform, Congress and the Trump Administration will attempt a gargantuan rewrite of the tax code (the first since […]

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells

From Freedom’s Phoenix Researchers are currently developing the environment-friendly solar cells of the future, which will capture twice as much energy as the cells of today. The trick is to combine two different types of solar cells in order to utilize a much greater portion of the sunlight. “These are going to be the world’s […]