Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

By D. Brady Nelson / Heartland Institute On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports. The study, What is the True Cost […]

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Here’s my theoretical question for the day: Why are mules stubborn, and why can’t blind jackasses see? I ask that question in regards to a few recent news articles. One is on Japan, one the US, and one on emerging markets with various overlaps in between. Let’s start with Japan. Brink […]

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

When Amanda Lin and her friends began applying to colleges several years ago, they altered their names on Facebook. They were worried that college admissions officers would use the social network to learn more about applicants — and to possibly make judgments against them. But college hopefuls aren’t the only ones worried about the sometimes […]

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

From NCPA A study conducted by Duke University researchers evaluated the overall water footprint of hydraulic fracturing of unconventional shale gas and oil throughout the United States. Opponents of the fracking method argue that the practice poses a pollution risk to groundwater, depletes available water resources and can trigger earthquakes. Industry advocates say those fears […]

U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

WASHINGTON — After more than six years of stalled progress and political wrangling, negotiators from the U.S. and 11 trading partners across the Pacific Rim announced a deal Monday on a landmark trade accord linking 40 percent of the global economy. The agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership clears the way for what would be the […]

Which devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Which devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available to the public as of Monday and older Nexus devices are now receiving the new operating system. But now, other Android users are eagerly waiting for Android 6.0 to update on their devices. Google showcased Android 6.0 Marshmallow alongside the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones last Tuesday. Though many […]

Trump’s tax plan

Trump’s tax plan

From NCPA Yesterday, Donald J. Trump released details of a tax reform plan. This plan would reduce individual income tax rates, lowering the top rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent and creating a large zero bracket. The plan would also reform the business tax code by reducing the income tax on all businesses to […]

Drug shortages, price gouging, and our broken health care system

Drug shortages, price gouging, and our broken health care system

By Michel Accad / Mises Daily The shaming campaign that followed last week’s news of two generic drug prices somersaulting into the stratosphere after being acquired by private companies is not too surprising. The idea that a drug which cost $13.50 one day can cost $750 the next, seemingly on the whim of greedy Wall […]

The coming corporate “crime wave”

The coming corporate “crime wave”

By William L. Anderson / Mises Daily In a recent appearance before Congress, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates declared that the US Department of Justice is going to ratchet up its prosecution of individuals employed in corporations as part of a larger push against “white collar crime.” There is no doubt that such prosecutions […]

Labor unions awarded millions from federal agencies

Labor unions awarded millions from federal agencies

Under President Obama, federal agencies are doling out tens of millions of dollars to one of the Democratic Party’s most essential constituencies: big labor. The grants range from safety training to union membership recruitment to whipping up support for the president’s signature program called Obamacare, a Washington Times review of federal contracting records shows. Last […]

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