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Trump FDA Chief Could Disrupt Biotech/Pharma Investing

by Patrick Cox February 15, 2017 It’s apt that President Trump is the oldest elected president in US history. Nothing better defines the biggest problem of our era… the aging of society. Trump’s age doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for him. At 70, his schedule and...

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Endorse 23 Principles for A.I.

Follow these guidelines and maybe artificial intelligence won't kill us all. by James Grebey February 12, 2017 Artificial intelligence is an amazing technology that’s changing the world in fantastic ways, but anybody who has ever seen the movie Terminator knows that...

Space News Roundup – February 8, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council February 8, 2017   Moon Express: The Legal Dimension of Private Companies Mining the Moon Earlier this week Moon Express co-founder Naveen Jain said the company plans to land on the Moon this year, with a view...

Black Swans, Barbells, and BioTech

by Patrick Cox February 4, 2017 Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s 2006 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, popularized the view that societies have trouble dealing with big changes. Most people tend to think that things will go on pretty much as they have...

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 —...

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...


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