The Other McCain

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

The Billionaire Landlord Cartel

Buck Throckmorton at AOSHQ has a long post about what’s going on in the real estate market that everybody needs to read. For a few weeks now, ever since the Wall Street Journal did a feature article about the phenomenon, people have been pondering what this means: From individuals with smartphones and a few thousand […]

The Other McCain Sells Out

— by Wombat-socho DATELINE LAS VEGAS After a shocking early morning phone call from Stacy in which he revealed that he had sold the blog to Jeff Bezos of the Washington Post for an undisclosed amount of money “and other valuable considerations”, possibly including a minority stake in the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team, […]

GameStop: The Best Story EVER!

Oh, my! Oh, my! What a storm of hilarious schadenfreude has overtaken the stock market this week! The hero of this saga is a guy with a Reddit account called “DeepF**kingValue” who, in September 2019, accumulated $53,000 in stock in the retail chain GameStop. From any objective analysis, this was the Stupidest Investment Ever, because […]

Biden: Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens, Miners Should ‘Learn to Code’

  At a time when unemployment is at an all-time low, the Democrat front-runner offers a nostalgic return to Obama-era policies: Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden said that coal miners can learn how to code, reviving a promotion of retraining blue-collar workers for positions in the technology industry. On the campaign trail in Derry, New […]

Verizon Sells Tumblr for Undisclosed (But Almost Certainly Rather Small) Price

  Somebody just bought the world’s worst web site: Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to sell the blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic Inc., the latest sign the wireless giant is dismantling its online empire. Terms of the transaction weren’t material, Verizon said, suggesting Tumblr sold for a tiny fraction of the $1.1 billion it fetched in […]

Meet the Women Who Ruined Twitter

  Twitter rolled out a site redesign this week and it sucks — a giant leap backward, to a clunky and inefficient user interface. Who did this? It was a crew of social-justice quota hires: IN JANUARY . . . following Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s return from a 10-day silent meditation trip to Myanmar, about […]

Math Is Hard

  Part One: The Seattle Minimum Wage Study, a study supported and funded in part by the Seattle city government, is out with a new NBER paper evaluating Seattle’s minimum wage increase to $13 an hour and it finds significant disemployment effects that on net reduce the incomes of minimum wage workers. It is the […]

New Trouble for High-Tech Totalitarians

  Earlier this month, we learned that Google was blacklisting The American Spectator. Tuesday, a former Google engineer published a column in the New York Times explaining that he left the company because of their cooperation with China’s Communist government. So, Communists good, conservative bad, according to Google, and you might suppose the executives of […]

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