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Governments Conspire To Get More Revenue

Corporate_taxes Is the economy making governments worried that they need ways to catch more revenue, or are they just being governments? When I posted about how the U.S. government is greedy to shake down corporations for more revenue, I didn’t know that there was an international effort to sweep up more revenue across borders. Now I wonder if the story I wrote about had its ultimate origins in some government public relations office to soften up the public. The rule seems to be that we should always feel suspicious Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Federal Government Displays Corporate Greed

Taxes April 15th Corporate greed is when a corporation hunts down and takes massive amounts of revenue for itself and yet still wants more. The headline at makes it sound as if someone is breaking the law and committing criminal tax evasion, when they are actually simply following the law so that they don’t have to pay excess taxes. Corporations should prefer to limit their expenses so that they can offer better goods and services at a better price. There is nothing wrong with that. Here is the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Market Wins: CEO Says Air Travel Prices Going Down

falling prices Air travel prices to Europe from the U.S. will soon be $69 according to Norwegian Air CEO. It wasn’t too long ago that the media was warning us about how bad it is that cheap oil might cause airlines to start a price war with one another to win over customers. But that’s how the market works. Providers compete with one another for customers and outbid one another by lower prices and increasing quality. Sometimes, an industry stagnates because not much can change in terms of price or quality, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Donald Trump Says that Eminent Domain is Wonderful

eminent_domain He claims that people who oppose being forced to sell their land under eminent domain are being greedy. Everyone who knows anything about him knows that Donald Trump is no conservative. He is useful for destroying the Republican establishment, but while he may be better on a couple of issues, he is no more right-leaning than Jeb Bush. One things conservatives promote is the right to hold property without fear of it being stolen by the government. Thus, conservatives oppose eminent domain—in Read more [...] Continue reading →

The FDA Will Tell You What Mayonnaise Is, for the Egg Lobby

just mayo The FDA is about to hammer a company for selling egg-free mayo because they are making mayonnaise without eggs in it. Control freaks. I don’t like it but there are vegans in the world. And there are others who, sadly, don’t think eggs (or too many of them) are healthy. Furthermore, there are people with real egg allergies who should not eat eggs. And there are many such people who like mayonnaise. So there is a company called Hampton Creek that caters to these customers, selling them Read more [...] Continue reading →

Volkswagen Was Trying to Help Consumers; the Government Wants to Impoverish Them

vwagon The government is now going to punish Volkswagen to teach corporations to never again put customers first. From what I hear on the radio, I suspect some people are going to go to jail over Volkswagen and its “defeat devices.” I think they made the wrong decision. Going against state orders is dangerous. The Bible tells us to cooperate with tyrants and political bullies as much as possible and pray to God for mercy that He will remove them from power. But make no mistake: people who made Read more [...] Continue reading →

Taxi Cabs Can’t Go Bankrupt Too Soon!

hailing taxi Taxi cabs and their governments are acting criminally toward people who are willing to offer rides in their cars for a low price. You have a car but you are “between jobs” and are not making enough income to meet your expenses. So what do you do? One thing you might try is offering your services on the internet to people who want and need your services. If you have a vehicle, one obvious service you can offer is a ride in your car. Another person might have unexpected car repairs that leave Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Propaganda for Working Shorter Hours with No Consequences

men at work Everyone wants to work shorter hours; the trick is to convince people that they won’t lose income. I saw this Guardian story being trumpeted over the internet this weekend: “Efficiency up, turnover down: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day.” A Swedish retirement home may seem an unlikely setting for an experiment about the future of work, but a small group of elderly-care nurses in Sweden have made radical changes to their daily lives in an effort to improve quality and efficiency. In Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Court Declares an Amazing Ruling on Uber

hailing taxi Uber cannot be punished because the taxi industry is incapable of successfully competing with it. We expect everyone to hate Uber. Bernie Sanders hates Uber. Hillary Clinton hates Uber. A judge in California rules against Uber.  So when you hear that a judge in New York City has ruled on Uber, there is not much reason to be optimistic. But the court’s ruling was shockingly good! Crain’s New York Business reports, “Judge rules on taxi industry lawsuit: Compete with Uber or die.” A Read more [...] Continue reading →

Ted Cruz and Goldman Sachs

tedcruz2 Mrs. Cruz’s career raises the question of the relationship between Ted Cruz and Goldman Sachs. The headline at raises an interesting point: “Ted Cruz Omits Goldman Sachs From Description of Bread-Baking Wife.” Ted Cruz, kicking off his 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency, extolled his wife’s entrepreneurial spirit by telling of her grade-school bakery business. He didn’t mention the 10-year career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. she just put on hold. Cruz, a Republican Read more [...] Continue reading →

Christians Should Not Abuse the First Amendment

rainbow gunpoint The First Amendment does not require other people to endorse or even help us endorse our values—even if they are running a business. I was really happy to see this headline from a Roman Catholic blog: “Refusal to Print Pro-Life Flyer is Rude but Legal.” So Office Depot refused to print a flier outlining some public facts about Planned Parenthood, in particular its funding. The flier also contained a prayer for the conversion of Planned Parenthood, along with a call for prayer and fasting. […] Office Read more [...] Continue reading →

Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

iphone Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more [...] Continue reading →