Archive for October 29th, 2017

Now the Republicans are talking about raising tax rates in what is supposed to be a tax cut bill. While raising tax rates on the rich might be appealing to the government is never big enough crowd, it won’t boost economic growth. Raising tax rates hasn’t worked in the past and won’t work this time. Higher marginal rates are a drag on economic growth, they punish risk-taking, and divert a larger relative portion of the economy to government control at the direct expense of productive investment. It was the rate increases and the regulatory onslaught of the previous administration that combined…

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Probably the most exciting part of the World Series game on Saturday night occurred before the home plate umpire even shouted play ball. When 7-year-old Hailey Dawson threw out the ceremonial first pitch, she used a prosthetic hand that was made possible by a pair of devoted parents, some dedicated engineers, 3D printing and the market economy.
The value of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is an effective rebuttal to those who see advanced technology as a threat. It is about as creative and destructive as creative destruction gets. It destroys some jobs, while creating others…

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The company has big plans for the next five years, and they don't include mediocre retailers.

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<p>If you've been following the news, you're no doubt aware that the country is deep in the throes of a student debt crisis. Americans collectively owe upward of $1.4 trillion in loans, many of which stem from private lenders with crippling interest rates.</p>

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Chilling financial horror stories don't stop at kissing $150 or more goodbye to get a nasty, motion-activated giant clown to sit on your porch and scare away the kids.&nbsp;

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It’s going to take more than the biggest stock slump in world history to convince analysts that PetroChina Co. has finally hit bottom.

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Automated vehicles will bring about big changes in the way Americans form communities and pick homes.

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<p>A tech-savvy, time-starved population, led by folks in the 18 to 35 age group, has catapulted digital grocery shopping into the fastest-growing segment in U.S. retail.</p>

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<p>The tech giant wants a key to your house. Give them access to an empty box on the porch instead.</p>

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