Month: February 2017

How About We Call It Quits? No More Forcing 320 Million People Into A Single Mold

For a long time it seemed as if the idea of secession was unlikely to take hold in modern America. And yet all it took was the election of Donald Trump for the alleged toxicity of secession to vanish entirely. The left’s principled opposition to secession and devotion to the holy Union went promptly out the window on November 8, 2016. Today, about one in three Californians polled favors the Golden State’s secession from the Union.

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China Opposes “Threatening And Damaging” US Carrier Patrols In South China Sea

One day after the US announced it had dispatched the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group in the contested South Chine Sea on “routine” patrols, China responded in a statement by the foreign ministry, Beijing said on Tuesday that it opposed action by other countries “under the pretext of freedom of navigation” that could “threaten and damage” its sovereignty, a clear reference to US patrols in territory that China considers its own.

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Fear Not the Robots – Jobs Aren’t Scarce

Economics begins with the proposition that people, individually and collectively, are not able to command sufficient productive resources to satisfy unlimited consumption desires. In economics, this is called the “scarcity proposition.” The flip-side of the scarcity proposition, one that economists and others usually ignore, is that limitless consumption desires, relative to productive resources, means the number of tasks for people to do is also limitless. This means, jobs aren’t scarce! And, the introduction of robots simply increases the size of the community’s economic pie.

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