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Ignorance Versus Stupidity

Walter E. Williams, One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell says, “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek

U.S. senators to introduce bill to secure ‘internet of things’

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation seeking to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects – known in the tech industry as the “internet of things” – which experts have long warned poses a threat to global cyber security. The new bill would require vendors that provide

War on Poverty

Cal Thomas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $1.4 billion of New York’s resources to solve the persistent problem of poverty in central Brooklyn. If he wins legislative approval, Cuomo, a Democrat, intends to spend the money on affordable housing, job training, anti-violence programs, recreational space, even obesity. Some cynics suggest the proposal is targeted

GOP ObamaCare “Repeal:” A “Screw-Up” Beyond All Recognition

Michael Hammond, After a month of screwing around, the House is finally moving on February 28 on its first health care-related bill: H.R. 372, which would EXPAND federal anti-trust jurisdiction over health care insurers. Which is being offered as a free-standing bill. On the proposition that more federal government control will force insurance companies to

NOAA’s climate scientists violated rules, rushing to publication data which had yet to be tested

H. Sterling Burnett, To paraphrase the immortal words of Britney Spears, “Oops, climate scientists did it again!” The award-winning scientist responsible for creating, collecting, and maintaining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) data archive, John Bates, recently disclosed leading NOAA’s climate scientists violated the agency’s rules, rushing to publication data which had yet to

The Hidden Agendas of Sustainability Claptrap

Paul Driessen, As President Trump downgrades the importance and relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models