Should people be allowed to work for $1 an hour?

Should people be allowed to work for $1 an hour?

By Jonathan Newman / Mises Daily What is the least you would be willing to be paid to verify business addresses or phone numbers for a database? If you had a large online inventory and wanted simple word tags to describe each one of your products for search engine optimization, how much would you be […]

Eric Peters: The VW “fix” just got more expensive

Eric Peters: The VW “fix” just got more expensive

By Eric Peters Better hide your diesel VW. Turns out that some of the “affected” models will require more than just a quick, easy (and free) software adjustment to placate Uncle. Actually, it is most of them. Of the 482,000 diesel-engined VWs identified (so far) for the High Crime of end-running Uncle, 325,000 of them […]

Industrial production unexpectedly declines again: don’t worry, it’s the weather and mining

Industrial production unexpectedly declines again: don’t worry, it’s the weather and mining

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Econoday labels the unexpected 0.2% decline in Industrial Production deceptive. The consensus estimate was for a 0.1% gain. But subtract out the decline utilities blamed on weather that was “too good” and mining which no one cares about and there is reason to cheer. In a deceptive headline, industrial production fell […]

White “privilege” has nothing on state privilege

White “privilege” has nothing on state privilege

By Tho Bishop / Mises Daily Cultural Marxism enjoyed a victory last week when University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned after members of the Missouri Tigers football team joined a student movement calling for his resignation. While I fully support the rights of these players to leverage their athletic ability to advocate a cause […]

Democrats’ Energy ‘Innovation’ Plan a throwback to discredited policies

Democrats’ Energy ‘Innovation’ Plan a throwback to discredited policies

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Late last month, a group of leading Senate Democrats launched a new initiative that would overhaul the nation’s energy policies through a package of tax measures and, of course, a vast new program of government subsidies for pet clean energy technologies. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., described this legislative […]

Marriott To Acquire Rival Starwood For $12.2B

Marriott To Acquire Rival Starwood For $12.2B

  Marriott International Inc announced Monday that it will acquire rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc in a deal valued at $12.2 billion. The acquisition will create the world’s largest hotel company that would operate or franchise more than 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms in over 100 countries across the globe, the companies […]

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