A Shutdown That Actually Affects Everyone: Blocking Oil Production and Distribution

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What do governments have – that no private sector company has? Employer-designated “non-essential personnel.” Merriam Webster’s dictionary offers up the following “non-essential” synonyms: “Dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unwarranted.” Thank God governments hire oh-so-many of these people. We are in the midst of a federal government shutdown.  A result of which – is […]

We Need More Less Government Types Working with Donald Trump

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We are in the Age of Donald Trump.  Which means we are saddled with a small but pernicious cabal known as Never Trump. Never Trumpers are for the most part not Leftists.  Leftists have been Never <Fill in Name of Non-Leftist> – forever. Never Trumpers are almost every elected Republican – in DC, and much […]

How Crony Corrupt is Amazon? The Right and Left Are Both Nauseated By It

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The old political paradigm into which DC has spent the last many decades cramming the country – is coming apart at the seams. Busting through, actually.  As constituencies jammed into one ideological side or other – are breaking free of their imposed bounds.  We are in the midst of a massive, omni-directional realignment.  Descriptives and […]

Pattern of Behavior: Did Amazon Steal Its Way to Cloud Computing Prominence?

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I am beginning to wonder if Amazon has ever done anything straight-shooting and/or above board – to acquire its massive market dominance and cash cap ($744 billion). Amazon Retail for nearly two decades has submarined and strip mined brick-and-mortar competitors by selling nigh everything during the retail-make-or-break Christmas season – at a loss. Amazon: Nearly […]

One Year Later, The Left’s Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber

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For those who don’t pay particularly close attention to politics – those on the Left lie.  A LOT. They lie about Donald Trump-Russia collusion.  They lie about their Russia collusion.  They lie about green energy being green and energy – it’s neither.  They lie about government-run health insurance.  They lie about government-run medicine.  They lie […]

Lame Duck Soup: Sometimes You Have to Watch How the Sausage is Made

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For people not steeped in American cinematic history – Duck Soup: “The country of Freedonia is in the middle of a financial crisis and on the brink of revolution….(T)he government appoints Rufus T Firefly as its president. However, Mr Firefly shuns the pomp and pretentiousness of government; along with the prudence and rationality of it […]

How Does One Stop Cronyism? One Crony at a Time

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The federal government spends a whopping four trillion dollars per year.  And prior to the Donald Trump Administration’s most overdue and much appreciated mass regulatory reductions – the federal government regulated at a compliance cost of two trillion dollars per year. That’s six trillion dollars per year worth of power – lorded over a country […]