August 15, 1971, forever lives in energy infamy. President Nixon’s 90-day price freeze, as extended, disabled the impersonal market forces coordinating supply and demand. Petroleum shortages began the next year, and the industry was fast-tracked to allocation controls and a suite of government programs to increase supply or reduce demand (“gapism”). The 1970s energy crisis
Above a tree line on the rugged trails of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, two hikers coming down the mountain called out in distress, “What trail are we on?” I answered and asked where they were headed. They were hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. I explained they made a wrong turn at the
How Many Websites Are There? 30 years ago, on 6 August 1991, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland published the first ever website, the WorldWideWeb (W3). Fittingly, the site was about the World Wide Web project, describing the Web and how to use it. Hosted at CERN on Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer, the site’s
The Problem With Climate-Change Politics Authored by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, Climate change bears all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored crisis, useful to shift attention from other political failures. But the absence of financial accountability which characterises government actions also introduces behavioural errors. The absence of a profit motive in any state action exposes the
Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott said in a letter to potential 2021 special election poll workers that they must show proof of vaccination. Patriots are challenging Joe Scott’s authority to unilaterally make such a decision. Scott told people in the letter “Please bring evidence of your inoculation against COVID-19 (two doses of the
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The Shadow State: NeuralHash & Apple’s Post-Privacy World Authored by Jonathan Turley, In the last week, Apple unveiled “NeuralHash,” a tool that will hasten our move toward a dystopian post-privacy world. The company informed the world this week that it would be adding the NeuralHash to its network of over a billion iPhones, storage platforms, and other resources. The
Woke Nonsense Is Warping Everyday Life Authored by Victor Davis Hanson, Americans are growing angrier by the day, but in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or the Tea Party movement over a decade ago. The rage this time is not just fueled by conservatives. For the first
Joe Biden wants to spend money like a running soda fountain. The only problem is that the cup will never be filled thanks to Biden’s inflation.
Doctors are questioning the concept of colorblindness in patient care as a racist holdover that benefits white people. And some openly acknowledge that prioritizing non-whites for medical care to compensate for historical wrongs may result in a greater loss of life. But increasingly they say that society must take this route as a matter of