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In defense of guns
on 16 Jun 2016
, latest 2 years ago There is a lot of emotions about gun controls, and I'm in favor of some level of gun control, and licenses requiring specific training to own guns. But we need...
Cost of healthcare in France
on 7 Sep 2016
, latest a year ago 1st person experience: - 1 doctor visit: 23 euros (This is a private doctor office. 1 day wait time to get an appointment. He did a test to diagnose an...
Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing
on 13 Feb 2017
, latest a year ago https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0 Cheaper home prices could add as much as $1.5 trillion a year to US economy. This may disregard some side effects (on consumption and banking), but this highlights how...
The NYT defines white nationalism
on 12 Oct 2017
, latest 3 months ago White Nationalism Is Destroying the Westhttps://www.nytimes.com/20 “It’s the great replacement,” his friend added, echoing the title of a 2010 book by the French writer Renaud Camus, which paints a dark...
Of the stupidity of keynesian policies...
on 4 Feb 2014
, latest 4 years ago ... And let me start by saying, by Keynesianism, I mean the current use of economic stimulus in the US and Japan for example. So in 2006 people in the...
Why wages aren't growing?
on 29 Sep 2017
, latest 3 months ago Watch so-called economists wonder why paychecks stay low: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0 https://finance.yahoo.com/news https://www.bloomberg.com/news - Weak unions, - Commoditized jobs served by low skill employees - Disappearence of pensions- Rise of "temporary, flexible...
Free Speech and Islam: The Left Betrays the Most Vulnerable
on 6 May 2016
, latest 2 years ago http://quillette.com/2016/05/0 No better evidence of this strain of illogical, muddled intolerance of free expression exists than the suspicion and ire regressive leftists reserve for former Muslims and Muslim reformers working...
Rising house prices may be chiefly responsible for rising inequality
on 30 Mar 2015
, latest 3 years ago http://www.economist.com/news/ "Moreover, if housing is the biggest source of rising inequality, then the wealth tax Mr Piketty advocates is the wrong response. Policymakers should instead try to reduce the...
Donald Trump finally went too far for Republicans
on 14 Feb 2016
, latest 2 years ago http://www.vox.com/2016/2/14/1 "Trump said that invading Iraq was a disaster, that the country was misled into invading Iraq by the Bush administration, and that the claim that Bush kept the country...
Trade message being felt: the theory doesn't work
on 15 Mar 2016
, latest 2 years ago http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03 "What seems most striking is that the angry working class â€” dismissed so often as myopic, unable to understand the economic trade-offs presented by trade â€” appears to have...
Idiocracy: Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century
on 7 Feb 2017
, latest a year ago https://www.yahoo.com/news/blo "So why has there been such a steady drop? As UPI notes, previous research studies have found that women of higher intelligence tend to have fewer children on average,...
on 14 Nov 2017
, latest 2 months ago In case you are not scared enough about the future: #future
Apple is next US tech company to be destroyed by commoditisation
on 3 Sep 2015
, latest 2 years ago http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ A smart phone is an assemblage of commodity components and really cost about $60. No amount of marketing will allow a company to sell an item for $600 when...
The future of Islam
on 18 Nov 2015
, latest 2 years ago Good discussion here. On the one hand we will not convert 1+B of Muslims to atheism overnight. On the other liberals need to do more to call out evil and...
The other problem in the fight against terrorism...
on 20 Nov 2015
Posted 2 years ago The Westâ€™s denial regarding Saudi Arabia is striking: It salutes the theocracy as its ally but pretends not to notice that it is the worldâ€™s chief ideological sponsor of Islamist...
Female teachers abusing male students
on 6 May 2016
, latest 2 years ago Apparently not that rare... http://www.cbsnews.com/picture
U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate
on 13 Jan 2016
, latest 2 years ago http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01 It is the first time the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose names behind all-cash transactions, and it is likely to send shudders through the real...
What the Orlando attack says: US strategy against Islam is not working
on 13 Jun 2016
, latest 2 years ago Radical Islamic organizations like ISIS are hoping the west will attack Islam because they know Islam is a defensive cult. This would allow them to use the narrative of civilization...