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Crazy Eyes is BACK!

From the Slope of Hope: I saw a headline on December 24 which put a damper on my Christmas Eve: Ummm – – so why on earth would this bug me? I don’t have a dog in this fight. If Theranos goes bankrupt, it doesn’t hurt or help me one bit. If they become the […]

“We Microchip Dogs, So Why Not Athletes” – Olympics Suggest Implants To Prevent Doping

Companies in Scandinavia and the US have already embraced microchipping as a way to make the office experience more seamless by allowing employees to easily unlock doors or pay for food in the cafeteria. Of course, while workers say they've welcomed the technology (one Russian hobbyist has reported self-implanted six microchips), and companies not to […]

“Technical Error” Blamed For Dow Jones Fake News That Google Is Buying Apple

It appears that “fake news” has finally made it to the news wires. Shortly after the market open, Dow Jones blasted a story that “in a surprise to everyone who is alive” Google was buying Apple for $9 billion. It said that Google CEO Larry Page had “secret talks with the now-deceased Steve Jobs in […]

Visualizing The Many Failures Of Elon Musk

Elon Musk is having a rough week. After confessing to investors and Tesla’s customers that the company had only managed to build 260 of the 1,500 Model 3 Sedans that it had promised to deliver by the end of the third quarter, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Tesla had not yet finished building […]

93% Of All Jobs “Created” Since 2008 Were Added Through The Birth/Death Model

According to the prevailing narrative, job growth in the US, where GDP over the past decade has been on par with that in the 1930s, is one of the otherwise brighter economic indicators in a time when much of the economic data such as capital spending, productivity and especially wage growth (so critical for the […]

Apple Announces $1 Billion Fund For U.S. Manufacturing Jobs – Is $230 Billion Repatriation Deal Next?

Yesterday in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Apple ($AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said the tech giant would be devoting $1 billion to promote “advanced manufacturing” jobs in the United States. “We’re announcing it today. So you’re the first person I’m telling,” Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. “Well, not the first person because we’ve talked to […]

Two Blondes, Two Fates

From the Slope of Hope: Earlier this week, my son asked me a sincere question: “How come Marissa Mayer got $200 million by screwing up Yahoo?” It was a good question, and one I had trouble answering at first, because I’d like him to think that there’s some level of fairness, meritocracy, and sensibility to this world of ours. […]

Does America Have A Technology Platform Monopoly Problem?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Last week, I wrote a post titled, What Can an Overhyped Silicon Valley Juice Company Tell Us About the U.S. Economy. Here’s how I ended the piece: Finally, and perhaps most concerning, look at a couple of the entities that helped fund Juciero to the tune of $120 […]

How Active Managers Can Profit From The ETFs’ Takeover Of The Market

Submitted by Nick Colas of Convergex ETFs And The Pricing Of Disruptive Innovation Consider the following fact: US listed ETFs own 2.8% of electric carmaker Tesla’s common stock, but 5.1% of GM’s equity and 5.2% of Ford’s shares.  Why the discrepancy?  One simple reason is that Tesla is not in the S&P 500 but both […]

If You Think Your Job Is One That Cannot Be Automated, You’re In For A Rude Awakening

Via Duane of FreeMarketShooter.com, It is pretty accepted knowledge that a number of lower-skilled jobs will disappear in the coming 5-10 years, due to the human element being replaced by autonomous machines.  One of the most at-risk professions is that of Truck Driver, which as 13D Research points out, is one of the no.1 reasons […]