Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Changes the Political Subject

Bloomberg Businessweek is featuring Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on its cover story for January 21, 2019  because she is shifting the Overton Window, a defining term refers to the range of ideas that are at any given time considered worthy of public discussion. Thanks largely to her, the Overton Window on tax rates has just been moved significantly …

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FireFox Browser’s Good Reads

The FireFox Browser has a set of Good Reads every time you click for a new Tab in the browser like so: Yes, just below the list of  Top Sites, there are  Good Read Cards and by clicking on more recommendations you can find more. The stories, trust me, are indeed Good reads.

Bitcoin on the Loose

There is a roller coaster ride even more treacherous then the current stock market – Bitcoin. And Michael Sprung shines a  light on the sparkling currency. First the Economist gives the market details: On December 17th, 2017 the price of bitcoin on CoinMarketCap, a cryptocurrency exchange, neared $20,000. True believers hoped that was just the …

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In China: To Be Touristed

In an age of social media, my dissident brother’s main weapon is his cell phone. Illustration by George Wylesol Recently, the Beijing police took my brother sightseeing again. Nine days, two guards, chauffeured tours through a national park that’s a World Heritage site, visits to Taoist temples and to the Three Gorges, expenses fully covered, …

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Polar Bears Appearing In Calgary

Ross Weaver has the inside info on the appearance of Polar Bears in the wild all the way South into the Calgary area. Their arrival occurs usually at the beginning of the year. Ross has the details by way of  this live report: You can get more facts about the Polar Bear phenomenon here.  

Jeff Hertz Good Read – On Political Correctness

Jeffery Hertz raised the question whether political correctness in the press and on campus was stifling vigorous debate.  In rsponse, ye Editor was found dumb on the topic but not the Economist. Here is an excerpt of the winning Economist Open Society essay on the very topic: “Drunk on virtue.” Thus did Lionel Shriver, an American author, damn …

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