• Gingrich: Breakthrough ideas at Google X

    (Newt Gingrich) – Two weeks ago I wrote about the surreal experience of riding in the back seat...

  • Attorney General Laxalt announces $158 Million mobile cramming settlements with Sprint and Verizon

    National Mobile Cramming Settlements now Total $353 Million (The Office of the Attorney General) – Carson City – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced today that his Bureau of Consumer Protection, along with the attorneys general of 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Communications...

  • Zero-for-Zero should be on agenda for Brazil leader’s U.S. visit

    (Chuck Muth) – In a recent Reuters story, Alonso Soto noted that on an upcoming visit to Washington, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s staff intends to launch complaints about alleged U.S. crop subsidies with Obama administration officials. “Brazilian authorities expect to have more evidence of (market) distortions by early next year, to challenge...

  • Time for Nevada to join the rest of the world and legalize Uber

    (Chuck Muth) – A very successful retired businessman and former high-ranking government official in the Bush administration sent an email to some friends on Sunday letting us know he was in Singapore using Uber – the worldwide ride-sharing membership club. “Yet I couldn’t use it in Reno to get to the airport to...

  • Gingrich: On the Edge of a Virtual Skyscraper

    (Newt Gingrich) – Every so often a technology comes along that makes you realize as soon as you...

  • Moving to a free market agriculture policy

    (By J. Wesley Burnett, Ph.D. & Nathan P. Mehrens, Esq.) – After one of the longest Congressional debates over agricultural policy in U.S. history, the Agricultural Act (Farm Bill) of 2014 was signed into law on February 7, 2014. This bill ended the direct payment program but left two key features. First,...

  • Gingrich: My Ride in a Self-Driving Car

    (Newt Gingrich) – On Monday, I spent 20 minutes cruising the streets of Mountain View, California in a...

  • Will the last person to leave the newsroom please turn out the lights?

    (Thomas Mitchell) – This is what a death spiral looks like. According to Pew Research Center’s annual State...

  • Another Day, Another Bailout for India’s Subsidized Sugar Sector

    (By Phillip Hayes) – A subsidized bailout package worth approximately $320 million was just announced for India’s struggling sugar sector. But before we dissect the details of the latest subsidy handout, let’s first revisit India’s other big subsidy announcements this year, which are helping destroy the world sugar market. There is a...

  • Taxi Cartel’s Uber-Propaganda Campaign wins…for Now

    (Chuck Muth) – It’s called “ride-sharing.”  If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will. The concept is as simple and old as the automobile itself.  You don’t have a car.  Or your car is in the shop for repairs.  You need to go somewhere.  Doctor’s appointment, grocery store, kid’s Little League...

  • U.S. Sugar Policy: De Minimis Protections against de maximus Agricultural Price Manipulation

    (Chuck Muth) – While our focus at the “Free Market Sugar” project has been primarily directed at the market-distorting subsidies of sugar by foreign governments, it’s important to realize that similar global market interference exists for a wide variety of other agricultural commodities, as well. An extensive report – “Agricultural Subsidies in...

  • Should You Go Solar?

    (Kurt Rice) – For me, the thought of using the sun’s asphalt-melting energy to power my air-conditioned cocoon, light up my big screen and chill my beer is a dream right up there with putting a human colony on Mars. Unfortunately, for the last several decades, photovoltaic (PV) solar power hasn’t been...

  • Memo to Apple CEO Tim Cook

    (Fred Weinberg) – I caught your screed against a new Indiana law which prohibits government from penalizing bakers...

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