China’s Invisible Hand
Ain’t So Great –
and Ain’t So Invisible
There was underway a highly disquieting hostile Tech Sector takeover.
Corporate wrecking ball Broadcom – the Singapore king of breaking big companies into little sellable pieces – was looking to unpleasantly acquire United States innovation company Qualcomm.
Qualcomm is the chief reason why We the People are the global leaders on all things wireless – cellular networks, cell phones and all the attending amazingness.
To cite but one of countless examples, it was a woman Qualcomm engineer who invented the way cell phones can connect to the Internet. (In a personal geek moment – I got to meet her. Very cool.)
This was a quantum moment. Think of the hundreds of billions of dollars of economic activity that one invention alone unleashed.
Qualcomm has spent the last two decades – and tens of billions of dollars – creating all sorts of amazing things like this. Thereby leading the charge towards the next monster revolution – Fifth Generation (5G) wireless: More
So Many Needless Deaths
Someone get me the environmentalists. I have something on which we can work…together.
To the fainting couches….
Ok. Imagine if you will all the forests that must fall – to feed the government and their countless printed extrusions.
Government spends $4 trillion per annum. That’s a lot of printed currency. And an inconceivable amount of attending paperwork. I mean, the loan documents alone….
In the last year pre-President Donald Trump – government regulated at a cost of $2 trillion more. That is an unfathomable number of printed directive pages – as the Leviathan orders us around hither and yon.
The hundreds of just federal government agencies, departments, commissions and boards extrude all sorts of regs, fiats, reports, memoranda and a whole host of other parchments and documents. More
We ALL Would Be
President Donald Trump’s Administration – is a tax-and-regulations-cutting machine. Less government nigh everywhere – as far as the eye can see.
And the direct results – have been outstanding.
To wit: This (in this instance with the glorious assistance of the Republicans – and only the Republicans – in Congress):
President Trump Signs Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into Law
List: Companies Giving Bonuses, Wage Hikes Due to Trump Tax Cuts More
Harvard Has No Use
for the ‘Genuine’ Key
We have been saying it for years and years – College IS for Dummies.
Universities charge exorbitant amounts of coin – to further indoctrinate their victims in ignorance and hardcore Leftism (please pardon the redundancy).
But a cursory glance at the average college course schedule – demonstrates the inanity on parade.
The Most Useless College Majors
The 10 Most Worthless College Majors
15 Dumbest College Majors if You Want to Make Money When You Graduate
Top 10 Useless College Degrees & Classes
20 Completely Ridiculous College Courses Being Offered At U.S. Universities More
For a Change.
President Donald Trump wants to fix the nightmare mess that is DC’s crony globalist fake “free trade” – and conservatives all across the nation are up in arms.
Calm down, Leftists – “up in arms” is a figure of speech. Were this an actual emergency – like, say, Democrat murder capitols like Chicago or Baltimore or a Bernie Sanders supporter attempting to murder baseball-playing Republican Congressmen and their staffers – we would let you know. We always do – not that you ever do anything helpful about any of it.
A lot of really great conservative thinkers – are very, very angry with Trump’s tariff threat.
(Please note: They at this point remain threats – not tariffs. Read “The Art of the Deal.” Very often you threaten, but never enact – the threat is enough to better the deal.)
And as much as I like and respect so very many of these conservative thinkers – they are all very, very wrong.
A lot of what you get from them is a lot of talking points – spewed in Tourette’s Syndrome fashion. “Tariffs are taxes!” “Protectionism is bad!” “Free trade is good!”
The very obvious secret is – I agree with all of these points.
The other very obvious secret is – none of them apply to what DC pretends is “free trade.” More
May We Please FINALLY Figure This Out?
I supported and generally support President Donald Trump – predicated largely on what he campaigned and on his doing that on which he campaigned.
And I am mostly pleased that the latter has hued to the former so historically closely.
Contrary to prevailing sentiment – we Trump supporters do not like every single thing Trump proposed or proposes. Nor do we refrain from vocalizing said disdain when it arises.
To wit: I think each and every gun law – is stupid (not to mention unconstitutional). Blaming the actions of people on inanimate objects – is stupid. Passing laws in an attempt to preemptively affect the behavior of lawbreakers – is stupid.
Trump has discussed several particularly stupid gun proposals – which is actually in violation of Campaign Trump’s campaigning – and I have had zero problem publicly writing and saying that they are stupid. More
Applicable Only to the Places in Red
We have a gi-normous problem with Big Government proponents trying to take away the Constitutional rights of United States citizens – while simultaneously trying to bestow them upon non-citizens.
To wit: We currently are suffering a refreshed attempt by the Left (this time apparently, unfortunately backed by President Donald Trump) to substantially damage our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
All the while, the Left continues pretending twenty-plus million illegal aliens have the full panoply of Constitutional protections – that are the exclusive purview of citizens. And in too many instances to count – extra-Constitutional privileges even we citizens do not enjoy.
All of this is warped and ruinous thinking.
So too is any attempt by the federal government to employ the few powers the Constitution expressly grants it – beyond our nation’s borders. More
Indeed They Do
The analysis to follow – requires the definition of several terms.
We’ll begin with two.
Gordon Gekko: “(A) fictional character in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’ and its 2010 sequel ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.’ The character (is) a ruthless and wildly wealthy investor and corporate raider….”
Corporate Raider: “A corporate raider is an investor who buys a large number of shares in a corporation….The large share purchase would give the corporate raider significant voting rights, which could then be used to push changes in the company’s leadership and management….
“A corporate raider might want to see certain assets and business lines divested from the company, possibly to unlock the value of the asset or to remove a detriment to the company’s bottom line. That could include eliminating offices and production facilities that are costly to maintain.” More
The Left is excellent at faking things. They long ago had to become so – because Reality so implicitly contradicts everything for which they stand.
The atrocity shooting at Florida’s Parkland High School – has become a crass political opportunity for the cold, callous Left. Because they never allow a crisis to go to waste.
The Left ignores the fact that the Left themselves have banned guns from schools – and ever since the overwhelming majority of mass shootings occur in schools.
The Left ignores the fact that prior to their stupid Gun Free Zones – guns were almost ubiquitous at very many schools, and there were almost no school shootings.
The Left ignores the fact that four cops showed up at the school during the shooting – and then failed to enter the school and deal with the shooter.
The Left ignores the fact that everyone and their mother warned government at all levels that this insane person was an insane person – and government at all levels did nothing. More
The Left’s Bizarro ‘Federalism’
Our nation’s Founding Fathers – were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual – to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind.
Amongst their very many brilliances – was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers – leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism.
The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with new ideas of how to govern. And if the citizens of one state don’t like what that state is doing – they can move to another. Yet another Founder deference to the governed.
This state-by-state-experimentation is what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis later called “laboratories of democracy.” (We’ll ignore Brandeis’ one error – we’re a republic, not a democracy – and give him copious credit for grasping the federalism concept.)
The Left, of course, loathes federalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Chris Plante rightly observes that the Left wants to mandate that which they do not want to ban – and ban that which they do not want to mandate. More