Economy & Finance

California To Tax Text Messages? Like WTF!

California regulators are weighing a flat tax on text messaging which would help fund a program to make phone service available to low-income residents, according to the San Jose Mercury News, citing a 51-page report released by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  Typical texter The tax would likely be a flat fee added to a […]

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China Is Now Data-Mining Directly From The Brains Of Workers

Authored by Meadow Clark via Daisy Luther’s Organic Prepper blog, China is deploying emotional surveillance technology that mines data from the minds of its citizens. Essentially, they’re data mining by reading their brains. The light-weight sensory helmets have been rolled out on an industrial scale. The mind data-mining and emotional surveillance programs are eerily similar […]

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Startups Aren't Cool Anymore – And That's Okay

This week, The Atlantic ran an article by an MBA student who was noticing how startups aren’t ‘cool’ anymore. Between the threat of an economic downturn and looming student-loan payments, the author discusses how coffee-break conversations about business ideas with his classmates rarely come to fruition. My co-founder and I both were successful entrepreneurs before […]

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15 Best Jobs With the Biggest Paychecks

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Sex Crimes Prosecutor Emerges As GOP Pick To Question Kavanaugh, Ford

The fact that all 11 Republican members on the Senate Judiciary Committee are men, it was somewhat inevitable they would bring in outside female assistance to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford about her allegation of sexual assault. According to multiple reports tonight, Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell has emerged as […]

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Foreign Direct Investment In US Goes Negative: Blame Trump’s Trade Policy

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the US should be rising. Tax cuts spur investment and the US economy seems much stronger than abroad. Nonetheless, FDI is negative… The lead-in chart is from the Organization for International Investment report on Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, Preliminary 2nd Quarter 2018. […]

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