Politics & Government

Silicon Valley is building a Chinese style Social Credit System

I warned you this could happen, but you said no, it was too Orwellian, and could only metastasize in authoritarian societies. It doesn’t have to be invisible cameras in your home that watch your every move, or your television set looking back at you. The beauty of this surveillance is that you don’t have a clue. In China, scoring citizens’ ...

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The Trump White House Speaks on the Economy

The Trump Presidency has been anything but predictable. In the last few weeks, we have seen President Trump announce new tariffs on Chinese goods and then backtrack and cancel some through the holidays. Of course, the backtracking came after the stock market reacted in a very negative fashion. In the last few days, we have seen different statements from the ...

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Dem Presidential Candidate De Blasio Proposes Socialist Workers Bill of Rights

NYC Mayor and democratic presidential candidate Bill De Blasio must be spending his downtime incorporating the Engels manifesto into his political propaganda. This outright communist, who by the way was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr (Austria-Hungary heritage?) couldn’t have paraphrased private property in the Manifesto any better. Let me allow you to look at Marx and Engels’ take on private property ...

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Mnuchin versus Bezos in the Heavyweight Retail Bout

The Amazon honeymoon was long and profitable for small retailers for the past decade or so. A supply chain opened up like never seen before, allowing mom and pop to secure, sell, and capitalize on the largest retail platform in the history of the world. This, of course, is why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is also the richest person in ...

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The Asian Trade Wars that will affect High Tech and the World

It is hard to get a tweet in between President Trump and his infinite trade war rhetoric with Europe over cars and airplanes, with foreign producers of steel, and with China over just about everybody else. However, brewing beneath the surface in Asia is a terse confrontation between Japan and South Korea, adversaries of centuries past. If you don’t think ...

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