The latest DISH on Washington front groups

The latest DISH on Washington front groups

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The growth of new technologies in cable broadband in recent years has greatly expanded the reach and value of its services. Whereas cable itself was once king, broadband now thrives with the emergence of streaming platforms and new social networking tools, all of which we can access on […]

Shell fires another 10,000; Energy layoffs top 250,000

Shell fires another 10,000; Energy layoffs top 250,000

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Shell Fires Another 10,000 As reflective of trends in the industry Shell Fires 10,000 Workers As its fortunes collapse due to falling oil prices, Royal Dutch Shell PLC will fire 10,000 people in an effort to bolster margins. Operating costs have reduced by $4 billion, or around 10% in 2015, and […]

Facebook begins banning users from arranging person-to-person gun deals

Facebook begins banning users from arranging person-to-person gun deals

Facebook said on Friday that it is prohibiting private firearm sales from being arranged on the popular social network and its photo-sharing service, Instagram, amid a White House-led effort to pass what President Obama has called “common sense” gun reform laws. The tech titan’s decision won’t ban licensed licensed dealers from advertising or promoting sales […]

Fourth industrial revolution: Robots, artificial intelligence will destroy 5.1 million jobs by 2020

Fourth industrial revolution: Robots, artificial intelligence will destroy 5.1 million jobs by 2020

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Fourth Industrial Revolution Coming A new study on the “Future of Jobs” by the World Economic Forum at Davos claims a Fourth Industrial Revolution is Coming. The Fourth Industrial Revolution includes developments artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, genetics, and biotechnology. Although no industrial revolution has ever destroyed jobs, the study […]

IRS ‘significantly’ more likely to audit taxpayers under Democratic control

IRS ‘significantly’ more likely to audit taxpayers under Democratic control

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest It’s not just a figment of the conservative imagination. According to a study, the Internal Revenue Service is a bigger pain in the neck when Democrats control the federal government. The comprehensive study of the agency’s activities dating back to 1978 shows that Democratic control leads to more […]

Mason jars in the backyard better than the markets for now

Mason jars in the backyard better than the markets for now

By G.S. Early More than 100 years ago, a trio of dedicated financial mavens took Charles Dow’s collection of 255 essays from his days as founder and editor of The Wall Street Journal and built a technical theory on how the markets and the economy operate. While the theory is comprised of only six tenets, […]

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook exec, touts taking down Islamic State with online ‘like attack’

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook exec, touts taking down Islamic State with online ‘like attack’

As governments struggle to sack the Islamic State terror group from social media, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday that netizens can assist with those efforts by acting overly nice. Recalling a recent campaign launched by users in Germany against Neo-Nazis, Ms. Sandberg said […]

Do video-game worlds need government regulation?

Do video-game worlds need government regulation?

By Giuliano Millan / Mises Daily Ever since the first computer game was introduced in 1962, video games have had an ever-expanding role and impact on society. In 2004, video games started earning more than Hollywood’s domestic box offices. With this expansion of the industry new kinds of games have started to emerge. Recently, massively multiplayer online […]

1 55 56 57 58 59 72