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Politics & Economics

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Space News Roundup – June 26, 2018

Boeing’s new hypersonic jetliner will whisk you to Europe in 2 hours, Asia in 3; plus, the massive size of the Falcon Heavy and BFR; Virgin readies LauncherOne rocket for maiden flight; the mission of the new U.S. Space Force; lunar water; Blue Origin passenger tickets; the first SpaceX astronauts to fly this year; the floating robotic factory; fusion breakthrough; and more.

How AI and Looser Labor Laws Will Create Jobs

Automation doesn't eliminate jobs: it improves and increases them.   by Ryan Khurana June 21, 2018 There is a lot of panic about the implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the future of work. Some scholars, such as Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz have...

Spain’s Uneven Success Story

Even though Spain’s economy has recovered, its politics are in crisis.   by Jacob L. Shapiro June 20, 2018 By all accounts, Spain should be a European success story. As recently as 2012, the country was teetering on the edge of economic meltdown. Its economy...

Entrepreneurial Space Pioneers Who Will Change Our Lives

by Newt Gingrich June 20, 2018 Much of American history has been created by entrepreneurial pioneers who kept inventing things. Eli Whitney created the mechanical cotton gin in 1793, which sparked a revolution in the ability to process cotton. His development of...

China Grows Anxious About Taiwan Reunification

June 18, 2018 Tensions between China and Taiwan have reached a decade high, but Beijing is unlikely to take military action unless Taipei declares independence. The changing strategic picture in the region and increased tension between Washington and Beijing will only...

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.

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...

Democrats’ IT Scandal Set to Explode

by Frank Miniter June 7, 2018 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1004726490058182656 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...

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...


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