The Pope and the Environment

Acton delivers again: Nature notes that from 1993-2009, “while the human population has increased by 23% and the world economy has grown 153%, the human footprint has increased by just 9%.” Economic growth is compatible with care for creation. Indeed, they add, “It appears as though the global human economy is increasing its efficiency in the […]

Giant Chinese Aluminum Stockpile in Mexico

Our country is being gamed again. Russian control of much of our uranium, China our industry. Iran….. “By the end of 2016, only five aluminum smelters will be operating in the U.S., down from 23 in 2000. China’s booming industrial production has reordered global markets, few more dramatically than aluminum. Fueled by access to inexpensive […]

Google’s Waze Starts a New Ride-Share Service

It would be a good idea to short Uber and Lyft but they are privately held. Their IPOs may be damaged. By the way, WAZE is a great app. From the WSJ: Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.’s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far […]

Biofuels ‘worse than petrol’ for the environment

The crony capitalists and enviro-nazis buy bio-fuel as indulgences for the sins of burning cheap coal. It is causing forests in Indonesia and Malaysia to be cut for palm oil; in the Amazon for sugar cane, in the USA swampland for wood chips. It also drives up the cost of all food in the world. Even […]

Target Adds Private Bathrooms in Response to Boycott

Good news, overall. “the American Family Association, says more than 1.3 million people have signed an online petition to boycott Target stores to protest the issue. The petition said Target’s policy was “a danger to wives and daughters” and called on Target to offer single-occupancy bathrooms.” From the WSJ: Target Corp. said it will spend […]

Native Americans and Property Rights

Very interesting article. Reservations are like rural versions of housing projects. Socialist, initiative killing government overreach. “Almost no one on the reservation can afford to build a home, because no one can get a mortgage. And no one can get a mortgage because the property on the reservation is held in trust by the federal […]

Scant Oversight of Self-Driving Technology 

Should the NHTSA allow this use of human guinea pigs on the roads? From the WSJ: Last October, Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk heralded the arrival of the company’s autonomous-driving technology, inviting owners of its electric cars to download software that let the autos operate themselves under certain conditions. His message to owners on […]

Can Business Save Your Soul?

The very impressive Andreas Widmer is Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at The Catholic University of America and President of The Carpenter’s Fund. He is the author of The Pope & The CEO: John Paul’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard . From First Things:  There is a simple truth about business: individuals, not “the […]

Bitcoin could transform how the economy works

Very Interesting article. Bitcoin may be in the early stages, similar to the internet. It may be come a hedge or even safe haven in the next economic crisis. From the Economist BITCOIN has a bad reputation. The decentralised digital cryptocurrency, powered by a vast computer network, is notorious for the wild fluctuations in its […]

Bitcoin Entrepreneur Dr. Giacomo Zucco- Interview

This entrepreneur attended the impressive Acton University. He is trained in physics but educated and articulate in many fields. May be time to invest in a bit of bitcoin as a hedge. By David Mazzerelli of Ninja Marketing From Italian via Google Translate: David: Can you tell us a little about bitcoin? Giacomo Zucco: Even […]

Is Tesla Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme?

  Interesting article. Selling short is too risky but maybe buying puts would be a possibility. “On May 19, 2016, Goldman Sachs published a research report ludicrously comparing Elon Musk to Henry Ford and Steve Jobs while ignoring obvious flaws in how the company does business.  Even worse, Goldman used these bogus comparisons to paste […]

Best-Run States Are Heavily Republican

What is saving California, so far, is the great weather and natural gifts from our Creator. From IBD: The ten most financially sound states in the country are all heavily Republican, while all but one of the ten worst states are heavily Democratic. That’s according to a ranking of states in a new report from […]