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EPA Junks the Scientific Method

The Trump administration’s EPA director, Scott Pruitt, now decides what determines the truth and not the scientific method. According to Objectivists, our “natural identity” is determined by the ruling class. It is only natural, then, for the Trump administration to … Continue reading

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Risk-Asset Rotation

To manage financial risk, money flows in and out of different classes of assets. When equity indices went to record levels, for example, there was (as I reported) more interest in commodities. It used to be that commodity futures contracts … Continue reading

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Critical Models of Criticism

Notice that when big, corporate entities abuse their customers in the marketplace the pattern of criticism is to testify before congress. The failure is not free-market mechanics but using operational business models deliberately designed to defeat it. Testifying before a … Continue reading

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The Critical Method

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, recently criticized Facebook for being in the situation it is in. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, rejoined by saying the business models are not comparable and Cook’s critique is not valid. Mr. Zuckerberg argues that networking everybody … Continue reading

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Facing Up to Facebook

Let’s face it, Facebook exploits its users. With its customers being willing subordinates — legitimately executed on demand, derived from its TOU; effectively owning the person, which is otherwise illegal, in the form of a personal, data profile; and selling … Continue reading

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Now We’re Talking

(Natural Force of Market Mechanics) Regardless of the criticism, enacting trade tariffs forces negotiation. It is a derivative value, derived from a naturally occurring device that is the motive to act. International trade agreements are not enforceable but the natural … Continue reading

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mixed media in transformation

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