The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Bungling, Inc.: Yahoo Sold to Verizon

Yahoo is arguably the worst-run major company in the history of high tech. In 1998, Yahoo could have bought Google for a mere $1 million. Four years later, after Google was already crushing Yahoo’s search-engine business, Yahoo offered $3 billion for Google, and was turned down. Google wanted $5 billion, but Yahoo wouldn’t pay that […]

Are Women Paid Less? Try This: Supply, Demand, Some Assembly Required

Good news! “Progress” is “stalling”: Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling? It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly. . . . A new study from researchers at Cornell University found that the difference […]

What Do Student Tantrums Mean?

Keely Mullen (@kjmspeaks) of #MillionStudentMarch. The protests this week that forced the resignation of two top officials at the University of Missouri came on the heels of earlier protests at Yale University that forced an apology from Nicholas Christakis. Meanwhile, students at California’s Claremont McKenna College have staged their own mob action: A CMC student […]

If These United States Are Exceptional. . .

by Smitty There is a looming domestic test of American exceptionalism. Case in point, the Commerce Department: . . .how Commerce got to that 1.5 percent number is truly amazing. Of the 1.5 percent, 0.45 of a percentage point came from increased health care spending. In other words, mandatory ObamaCare payments caused about one-third of […]

Greece Closes Banks in Crisis

It was first announced that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras debt-ridden left-wing government would close banks Monday, but now they’ve decided the banks will remain closed all week: Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says. Speaking after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was not […]

Greece Runs Out of Other People’s Money

The Eurozone’s problem child throws a tantrum: Two senior Greek retail bank executives said as many as 500 of the country’s more than 7,000 ATMs had run out of cash as of Saturday morning, and that some lenders may not be able to open on Monday unless there was an emergency liquidity injection from the […]

Greece Threatens Sovereign Default

This could trigger a global financial crisis: Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has accused Europe’s creditor powers of issuing “absurd demands” and come close to warning that his far-Left government will detonate a pan-European political and strategic crisis if pushed any further. Writing for Le Monde in a tone of furious defiance after the latest set […]

‘Fempocalypse’

Exactly how I never before noticed the blog “Owning Your Sh*t,” I’m not sure. This lady has got it nailed cold: Okay, someone commenting on my last video scoffed at my assertion that unless our attitudes change, society will, sooner or later, reach a…well, let’s call it a “fempocalypse.” That is, that feminism will eventually […]

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