Under socialized medicine, the State owns you

Under socialized medicine, the State owns you

By Justin Murray / Mises Wire As Americans were spending time scrambling to give the IRS their annual protection fee, the court system in the United Kingdom, at the behest of National Health Service bureaucrats, abducted and murdered an 8-month-old baby. This brazen abduction was done in broad daylight with full press coverage and the […]

U.S. biz taxes uncompetitive globally

U.S. biz taxes uncompetitive globally

From the Tax Foundation The United States currently has one of the least competitive business tax systems in the industrialized world. Of 43 countries surveyed, we have the second highest corporate income tax at 39.1 percent and the fifth highest tax burden on new investments at 34.8 percent. It is not surprising that both Democratic […]

Can the electric grid handle self-driving electric trucks?

Can the electric grid handle self-driving electric trucks?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In response to some of my recent posts on self-driving and electric vehicles, several readers asked if the electric grid could handle the increase. Other readers flat out stated the electric capacity was insufficient. What’s the real story? An electrical engineer in the utility industry emailed his thoughts in a pair of […]

Addiction to smartphones has become the heroin of technocracy

Addiction to smartphones has become the heroin of technocracy

From Technocracy News The addictive nature of smartphones is being used against consumers as a conduit to deliver brainwashing, propaganda and dogma to completely change public perception of reality. This is in preparation for full-blown Technocracy, which would never, ever be acceptable to people without such brain conditioning. Welcome to the ‘zombie world’ of technology. […]

When low-wage workers are better than robots

When low-wage workers are better than robots

By Justin Murray / Mises Wire Time and time again, these pages have listed numerous benefits of automation and robotics. The discussions point out that mechanization doesn’t make us poor, that attempting to tax machines is counter-productive. Automation even makes our jobs safer as we can offload dangerous tasks to a metal creation. However, automation […]

Gas explorer teams up with Lockheed Martin on helium-fuelled airships

Gas explorer teams up with Lockheed Martin on helium-fuelled airships

From Freedom’s Phoenix Helium One, a start-up crewed by oil and mining industry veterans, is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to work on using the US giant’s new airships to transport helium from its project in Tanzania to port for shipping. The company hopes that the partnership will eventually result in it supplying helium to […]

The CPI is a false guide for monetary policy

The CPI is a false guide for monetary policy

By Richard M. Ebeling / FEE For years the Federal Reserve and many other central banks around the world have declared that a key element of monetary policy is targeting the annual price inflation. Now the Federal Reserve has suggested that that target rate may be “temporarily” raised to – well, they have been less precise about […]

Russia hypersonic Zircon missile reaches 6200 mph

Russia hypersonic Zircon missile reaches 6200 mph

From Freedom’s Phoenix Russia’s new hypersonic anti-ship Zircon missile has reached eight times the speed of sound (about 6100 mph) during the test, a source with Russia’s defense sector told TASS. The source noted that Zircon missiles can be launched from universal launching platforms 3C14 which are also used for the Onyx and Caliber missiles. […]

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 […]