Free-Market groups call on Congress to reaffirm ‘Internet Independence’

Free-Market groups call on Congress to reaffirm ‘Internet Independence’

By Rudy Takala / Heartland Institute A coalition of free-market organizations created the Declaration of Internet Independence, an online campaign calling on Congress to reclaim regulatory powers assumed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier in 2015. In February, FCC claimed new oversight powers over the operation of the nation’s Internet networks, using Title II of […]

Infinite Social Security solvency projections

Infinite Social Security solvency projections

From NCPA The 2015 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods reviewed the assumptions specified by the Board of Trustees and to evaluate the methods used by the Office of the Chief Actuary to project the future financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Social Security’s actuaries and Trustees have […]

Democrat debate long on rhetoric, short on reform

Democrat debate long on rhetoric, short on reform

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The GOP Presidential candidates have debated twice, but finally taxpayers were able to hear from the Democrat field of contenders running to replace President Obama. In their first nationwide debate, five candidates gathered on stage in Las Vegas to field questions about a wide range of issues the country […]

Hackers say smartphone voice commands can be spoofed from across the room

Hackers say smartphone voice commands can be spoofed from across the room

Google Voice and Siri by Apple have given smartphone owners by the millions a way of doing everything from drafting emails to getting directions by barely raising a finger. Now French security researchers say that hackers can do just as much on a victim’s device, and without even being within sight. Jose Lopes Esteves and […]

Sanders and his followers are not outliers

Sanders and his followers are not outliers

By Jeff Deist / Mises Daily Depending on one’s point of view, Bernie Sanders either held his own or boosted his chances against perceived front-runner Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate. His message clearly resonated with the live audience, particularly his statements about raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, global […]

Technocratic favoritism versus commodity prices

Technocratic favoritism versus commodity prices

From The Daily Bell Agriculture, Coffee And Sugar: The Next Rally? … We discuss the long term bullish case for Rogers Agricultural Index ETN. 3 billion additional middle class consumers will support the demand for agricultural products over the next two decades. We discuss why Rogers Agricultural Index has been in a bear market since […]

The politics of pension reform

The politics of pension reform

From NCPA Since the economic downturn that began in 2008, all 50 states and Puerto Rico have enacted some sort of pension change. States sought pension retrenchment to make their pension plans less generous in order to take pressure off their budgets. The current trend is that state pensions in the long run will be […]

TPP and free trade Canadian style

TPP and free trade Canadian style

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock As I have commented before alleged “free trade” agreements are anything but. We now have confirmation from Canada as to what it took for other signatories to agree to the monstrosity of TPP. Reader TB passed along Alan Guebert’s Free Trade’s Cheap Talk is Big Money. These easy-to-find challenges to NCBA’s […]

EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

It’s official. EMC and Dell announced this morning that they’ve signed an agreement for Dell to acquire EMC. EMC majority-owned VMware will be kept separate as a publicly traded company. Under the terms of the deal, EMC shareholders receive $24.05 per share in cash and “tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest” […]

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

From NCPA Hydraulic fracturing has contributed to the recent decrease in natural gas prices, resulting in an average savings of $200 per year per household from 2007- 2013. Yet many are still concerned about this development in energy technology, specifically regarding air and water pollution and quality of life for communities near a fracking site. […]

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