The madness of Tesla’s stock price

From USA Today: Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags Nathan Bomey | Published 12:48 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated 8:24 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric …

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Very little of substance has been different during the first nine months of the Trump Administration than it would have been had Hillary Clinton won the election

Heather Long tweeted: Investors sure aren't worried about much… they keep brushing off hurricanes, North Korea nukes, the Fed and DC politics https://t.co/j8qmInOzs6 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) September 20, 2017 The truth is that I’d brush off those things, too. North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles? It’s a really bad thing that they have …

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Where Amazon should locate their new headquarters

From The New York Times: Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By Emily Badger, Qouctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller | September 9, 2017 Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 8 — The New Republic calls for more socialism, just as socialism has killed Venezuela

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom once said: Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they’re now trying to control …

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The success of socialism: Part 7 — Venezuela is near collapse

I “know” Patrick Gillespie only due to a very brief correspondence, via Twitter personal messaging, after I criticized an article of his. He defended his position, but retained a courteous tone, which I appreciated. From CNN’s digital politics e-zine, State: Venezuela’s dreams are dying The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. By Patrick Gillespie | …

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Will the Federal Reserve openly fight President Trump’s economic policies?

The United States’ gross domestic product grew by a paltry 1.6% in 2016, the worst year since 2011, and that growth rate was lower than the Federal Reserve Board’s projection of a 1.9% growth rate, made when the year was already 11½ months over. The growth rate for just the fourth quarter of 2016 was …

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George Jetson’s job: what if there aren’t any jobs in the future?

Do you remember what George Jetson’s job is/was/will be? Mr Jetson is, or will be, I suppose, an employee at Spacely’s Space Sprockets, and his job title is “digital index operator,” which primarily requires him to repeatedly push a single button (or on occasion a series of buttons) on a computer named RUDI, short for: …

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The #Trumprally in stocks I do so love it when professional whiner Paul Krugman is proven wrong

Just 21 days ago, Heather Long tweeted: The Dow Jones industrial average is just 77 points away from hitting 19,000 https://t.co/c4M08aZVlG #stocks #bullish — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 16, 2016 And today? BREAKING: Dow hits all-time high of 19,538.49. It's up 1,200 points since Trump was elected. #stocks #Trumprally pic.twitter.com/8OBcFIu9bf — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) December …

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A brilliant ploy by Donald Trump

Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016 From CNNMoney: Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing by Chris Isidore | December 6, 2016: 9:56 AM ET …

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How Donald Trump can help the American working class

From The Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many As the labor market tightens and the population of undocumented immigrants shrinks, employers in low-skill industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture scramble to fill jobs By Miriam Jordan and Santiago Pérez | Updated Nov. 28, 2016 …

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