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Looking Ahead to 2024

by Richard Rahn February 2, 2017 Most new cars sold in 2024 will have self-driving capabilities so that the number of auto fatalities will be falling rapidly. That is an easy prediction, because the technologies have already been developed and roll-outs of the new...

Space News Roundup – January 28, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council January 28, 2017 President Trump's 'Mysteries of Space' Joins Inaugural Speech Tradition President Donald Trump took the oath of office in Washington, D.C., today (Jan. 20) and mentioned space exploration — if for...

The Economic Case for a Transformational Leader as FDA Chief

by Patrick Cox January 25, 2017 In the last eight years, the US debt has basically doubled to almost $20 trillion. But many still portray the economy as fundamentally healthy. It’s like a family that claims high levels of spending are proof that everything’s great…...

Trump’s Murder by Pharma Comment Should Be Taken Seriously

by Patrick Cox January 17, 2017 Last week, Donald Trump complained about drug prices in a press conference. Drug companies, he said, are “getting away with murder.” During that presser, pharma and biotech stocks lost over $20 billion in value. Investors should have...

Space News Roundup – January 14, 2017

by  Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council January 14, 2017   Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested in...

Pessimism in Historical Perspective

by Chelsea German December 31, 2016 Pessimism about potentially life-enhancing technologies is not new. The Twitter account Pessimist’s Archive (a favorite of the internet guru Marc Andreessen) chronicles the unending stream of pessimism with old newspaper excerpts....

Life Without the McDouble

by Jeffrey Tucker December 26, 2016 It thrills me when McDonald’s burgers get the attention they deserve. This happened last year when Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, made the provocative statement that the McDouble is the cheapest and most nutritious food...

Space News Roundup – December 22, 2016

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council December 22, 2016 One of John Glenn’s Last Acts Was to Praise Reusable Rockets On Thursday night, just hours after John Glenn died, the Smithsonian Institution's held its 2016 American Ingenuity Awards banquet. This...

Trump’s FDA Chief Could Save Your Life

by Patrick Cox December 13, 2016 President-elect Trump’s cabinet appointments are generating a great deal of attention and controversy. After eight years of Democrat rule, it would be foolish to expect otherwise. One appointment, though, will have a profound impact on...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.