As Paul Krugman Says – New York Just Screwed Tenants And Renters Across The...

Or perhaps we should say as Paul Krugman said back when it was Good Krugman - the economist - writing the columns. For New York State has just significantly strengthened rent control laws in New York City and some...

That Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

Police say the gunman was a "disgruntled" employee of Virginia Beach's public works department and shot "indiscriminately". Clearly we must reduce the amount of bureaucracy in life so as to reduce the amount of disgruntlement that leads to such mass...

Freedom Gas, Molecules Of US Freedom – The New Words For US LNG Exports

The US Department of Energy either has a sense of humour or they've allowed a PR maven to run amok. For they've just issued a press release in which exports of LNG - liquefied natural gas - are described...

Whut? Seriously? American Jail Dehydrates Man To Death Over 8 Days

That mistakes happen, that the perverts and sadists get hired into the prison guard system, both are obviously true. But there's one particularly chilling line in this story here. A mentally disturbed - in the throes of a full...

The Emotional Support Dog Who Mauled Another Passenger – Well, That’s Emotional Support, Isn’t...

The idea that people should be able to take their emotional support animals - otherwise known to normal people as pets - anywhere they damn well like was always an odd one. Where there's a distinct physical necessity then...

Taxi Ride Anyone?

So here we go again. Just as the dust settles on that deflating balloon that was the Lyft initial public offering along comes another taxi seeking your hard-earned pennies. We have the Uber roadshow! Bigger. Better and with more...

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Well, well, well, just look what’s happened! That overhyped and touted IPO by Lyft is now in the doldrums. There’s this piece here by USA Today: Need a Lyft? The stock price of ride-hailing company ends lower following last week's IPO According...

Papa Renty and Harvard’s Profits From Photos Of Slaves – Bad Law, For The...

That Louis Agassiz held some views which are regarded as both wrong and distasteful these days is true. That he organised for photographs to be taken of some slaves back in 1850, that Harvard currently has those pictures is...

The Obvious Reason Most Americans Pay Taxes – Tax Rates Are Low

The Atlantic runs a piece of that gee, whizz, what could possibly explain this stuff idiocy. The subject under discussion being why Americans seem to pay their taxes - voluntarily, and with a higher rate of acceptance - than...

US Citizens To Need EU Visas From 2021 – It’s America’s Fault, Sadly

Currently United States citizens visiting the European Union for under 90 days do not need a visa - this will change from 2021, all will need to gain a new type of visa. We could say this is all...

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Trump’s Washing Machine Tariffs – Consumers Carry 225% Of The Cost

Donald Trump imposed import tariffs upon washing machines. The cost of this to consumers has been up to 225% of the possible benefit. That...