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Space News Roundup – June 18,2018

Falcon 9s that can fly twice in 24 hours; plus, Virgin Galactic; SpaceX satellite internet; 21st century prospectors; NASA looking at Mars sample return; In-orbit services poised to become big business; Presidential visions for space from Ike to Trump; and more.

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A Universal Basic Income Would Engorge the Paternal State

A UBI would quickly become the mechanism of central control.   by Max Borders June 8, 2018 Not since the carbon tax has there been a proposal hotter than that of the universal basic income (UBI). Big Tech luminaries such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have expressed support for the scheme. The idea is that some ultra-lean government body cuts everyone a check periodically. No one is left to live in poverty, because once you establish a reasonable poverty line, the UBI ensures no one lives below it. For the poorest among us, life won’t be easy. But...

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Democrats’ IT Scandal Set to Explode

by Frank Miniter June 7, 2018 Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a “plea deal” to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2018 No wonder the President was so upset he tweeted this earlier today (6/07).  He was reminded how bad this scandal is when he saw Luke Rosiak’s latest report on it in The Daily Caller Wednesday (6/05):  Wasserman Schultz...

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The Crude Math of Geopolitical Risk

The price of oil isn’t arrived at rationally.   by George Friedman June 7, 2018 Electric vehicles may be the future, but oil is the present, and so long as the world runs on its production and sale, it’s a commodity that we’ll monitor. We’ve laid out our thesis on oil before: In a nutshell, shale oil, with its ever-decreasing break-even costs, has established a long-term ceiling on prices. That’s bad news for countries that depend on oil reserve for government revenue, especially Saudi Arabia and Russia. But oil prices are now at highs not seen since 2014. Iran...

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China: Growing Old Before It Can Grow Rich

by Phillip Orchard June 7, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party may finally be getting out of the family planning business. Three years ago, the party scrapped its infamous one-child policy. Last month, Bloomberg reported that China’s State Council is mulling ending birth limits altogether. The damage to China’s demographic outlook done by tight population controls has been immense – and it may take several generations for the country to recover.   The Damage Done When Deng Xiaoping’s government implemented the one-child policy in 1979, population control was all the rage across the globe. Amid booming population growth in the years...

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