Wed, 20 Nov 2019

Ring: Doorbell camera footage can be kept by police forever and shared with whomever they’d like

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/19/police-can-keep-ring-camera-video-forever-share-with-whomever-theyd-like-company-tells-senator/

Microsoft Saw What a Four-Day Workweek Can Do – AIER

https://www.aier.org/article/microsoft-saw-what-a-four-day-workweek-can-do/?fbclid=IwAR3NryvtggeEJ3En0ZslX9tPodTePxpwm8CWiDNDqdFHTibN8QwxtIK46kg

Autonomous snow-shovelling robots coming to a street near you — e-Estonia

https://e-estonia.com/autonomous-snow-shoveling-robots/?fbclid=IwAR3vX0kbAfd8RZqpV1lcsrWFD09y_-myuMAKTQdV-tVUf5NAPRomaze9Egw

Tue, 19 Nov 2019

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html

Guilty – Despite 'Car-Free' Hype, Millennials Drive a Lot

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/03/millennial-car-ownership-driving-behavior-vehicle-data/585667/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_campaign=citylab&utm_term=2019-11-13T17%3A05%3A01&fbclid=IwAR0nIwSUsqIBN-uhQE8Qs

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

Disney + and ‘The Mandalorian’ Are Driving People Back to Torrenting - VICE

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwexw/disney-and-the-mandalorian-are-driving-people-back-to-torrenting?utm_source=vicefbus&fbclid=IwAR2x70GWfJKvAOJkzmMTg9UXXBMAtftI4fgWKx6Hyw9WeadIC6pYBBO1QqU

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can't Block: Usage Up 3685%

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/09/02/hong-kong-protestors-using-mesh-messaging-app-china-cant-block-usage-up-3685/?fbclid=IwAR3Z-mgrDvm0jBW2H0iWKhmvBXAwhWsSbCsYxWvTnrKoT8y19ToV1gkatSM#15e6fc80135a

Awesome to see #YIMBY in Charlotte

Charlotte could allow townhomes, duplexes, triplexes in traditional single-family neighborhoods

https://www.wcnc.com/video/money/markets/real-estate/affordable-housing-crisis/charlotte-could-allow-townhomes-duplexes-triplexes-in-traditional-single-family-neighborhoods/275-b0d346f2-218f-417c-a465-f95db0347b99

States that view awesome sharing economy companies only as cash cows are not doing anything for consumers

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/nyregion/uber-new-jersey-drivers.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

Fraser Institute News Release: New Hampshire overtakes Florida as most economically-free state, New York least-free for fifth consecutive year | Markets Insider

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/fraser-institute-news-release-new-hampshire-overtakes-florida-as-most-economically-free-state-new-york-least-free-for-fifth-consecutive-year-1028668117

Sat, 09 Nov 2019

Fri, 08 Nov 2019

The Cartelization of Mexico - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cartelization-of-mexico-11572999461

China Says It Agreed With U.S. to Roll Back Tariffs in Phases - Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-07/china-says-it-agreed-with-u-s-to-roll-back-tariffs-in-phases?srnd=premium&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

Should Uber drivers be employees?

https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next-tbd/2019/11/should-uber-drivers-be-employees

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Home-Share War by a Landslide - Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-06/airbnb-loses-n-j-home-share-war-by-a-landslide?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

How bad is rent control when housing supply is artificially restricted by law? - Marginal REVOLUTION

https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/06/how-bad-is-rent-control-when-housing-supply-is-artificially-restricted-by-law.html

Are Digital Driver Licences the Future? That's what's happening in New South Wales

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/nsw-digital-driver-licence

bring on the CRISPR

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/11/07/77-of-generation-z-willing-to-eat-crispr-gmo-derived-foods-new-report-shows/

The housing market needs new, workable solutions to fix the shortage

via @1828UK

https://1828uk.com/2019/10/30/the-housing-market-needs-new-workable-solutions-to-fix-the-shortage-2/

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

Elizabeth Warren Outraged by Social Media Bans She Champions

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/elizabeth-warren-outraged-by-social-media-bans-she-champions/

Immigration: Legault admet avoir mal évalué l'effet de sa réforme

https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/201911/06/01-5248537-immigration-legault-admet-avoir-mal-evalue-leffet-de-sa-reforme.php

Thomas Chatterton Williams Rejects Racial Categories - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/thomas-chatterton-williams-self-portrait-black-white/601408/

Immigration is Hard

http://podcast.yael.at/702439/2012061-3-immigration-is-hard

Proposed California Rule Threatens to Drive Out Plastics, Californians - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/proposed-california-rule-threatens-to-drive-out-plastics-californians-11573008063?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb

Tue, 05 Nov 2019

BASED Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain

[btw, he could have easily been much harsher, but doesn't want to burn bridges]

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/martin-scorsese-marvel.html?fbclid=IwAR0SGMYfzqKrUwZpNEkzexzQZFUG75wBbd5JHZ52ByFidEIU2CoDHZhLnH0

Tech companies become the state, phase one | FT Alphaville

https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2019/11/04/1572880006000/Tech-companies-become-the-state--phase-one/

Mon, 04 Nov 2019

Survey: Only 2% of Hispanics Prefer the Politically Correct Term 'Latinx'

https://reason.com/2019/11/04/latinx-poll-think-now-hispanics-2020-woke/

In Debate Over Political Speech Online, Facebook Has the Constitution on Its Side

https://reason.com/2019/11/04/in-debate-over-political-speech-online-facebook-has-the-constitution-on-its-side/

What is Smart Cannabis Policy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKtV9_XTvhM&feature=youtu.be

OKAY – we kinda need California to succeed:

The first map of America's food supply chain is mind-boggling

https://www.fastcompany.com/90422553/the-first-map-of-americas-food-supply-chain-is-mind-boggling?partner=rss&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&fbclid=IwAR3EnhlizWQFb3eaQ4rM3xUr7NMLDLJp4TUTh02Q21SBmeGPR

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

It's important to out the scammers

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43k7z3/nationwide-fake-host-scam-on-airbnb

Wed, 30 Oct 2019

The Slaughter of the Tech Unicorns

https://joelkotkin.com/the-slaughter-of-the-tech-unicorns/

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger | Genetic Literacy Project

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/10/29/viewpoint-fda-approved-edible-cotton-highlights-how-gmo-crispr-edited-crops-can-battle-global-hunger/?fbclid=IwAR2ITv_6YwmC5Yf9oPOx3k94JBJcPGMOUpNgDNAobwjjBxspBeOkDqx1IaM

When bad economists unite to try to deprive Canada of yet more energy projects

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/10/15/opinion/open-letter-gnl-quebec-pipe-dream-another-quebec-pipeline

Mon, 28 Oct 2019

bad idea of the day — Coffee Price Control

https://www.ft.com/content/2f71b3b8-f738-11e9-9ef3-eca8fc8f2d65
Link Source: Opinion

Facebook's private police department actually sounds amazing

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3akm7/how-facebook-bought-a-police-force

Sun, 27 Oct 2019

Regulations, funding keep Canada from becoming world leader in cannabis research, scientists say

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canada-cannabis-research-barriers-1.5326667?cmp=rss

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

FULL Interview: Yaël Ossowski on Joe Catenacci Show (Oct. 25, 2019) - Consumer Choice Center Cast

https://omny.fm/shows/ccc/full-interview-ya-l-ossowski-on-joe-catenacci-show#sharing

Andrew Yang’s witty, engaging citizens campaign - The Boston Globe

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/10/25/andrew-yang-witty-engaging-citizens-campaign/l2KJiKLV8xjcD0ncEOaFpN/story.html?s_campaign=8315

Why the U.K. Isn’t Having Problems With Vaping

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-u-k-isnt-having-problems-with-vaping-11571928833

Pete Buttigieg Is Making the Democratic Race More Unpredictable

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/pete-buttigieg-is-making-the-democratic-race-more-unpredictable/

Ring Gave Police Stats About Users Who Said ‘No’ to Law Enforcement Requests

https://gizmodo.com/ring-gave-police-stats-about-users-who-said-no-to-law-e-1837713840

Congress Asked Mark Zuckerberg a Bunch of Really, Really Stupid Questions at the Libra Hearing

https://reason.com/2019/10/23/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-congress-hearing-libra/?fbclid=IwAR2SWoKl6deXbMcvqv9a9xkAmFQXoY6JEJp1Z3NfzymDU8pf5kNt4Qa3dsw

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

California counties and municipalities are CREATING this problem. We need #smartcannabispolicy

Regulation and thriving black market burning up profits of California's legal weed business

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marijuana-in-california-regulation-and-thriving-black-market-burning-up-profits-of-legal-weed-business-2019-10-23/

Tech giants are caught in hyperlocal fights in Seattle and San Francisco - Axios

https://www.axios.com/big-tech-local-politics-seattle-san-francisco-amazon-313404f2-264a-427a-bf36-0a4c87a76514.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

Democratic Wealth Tax Proposals Demonstrate Economic Ignorance

https://reason.com/2019/10/24/democratic-wealth-tax-proposals-demonstrate-economic-ignorance/

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

Should the U.S. have a Parliamentary System?

https://blog.yael.at/2019/10/24/should-the-us.html

YouTube Is Erasing History: Under pressure to remove “extremist content,” platforms are purging vital human rights evidence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/23/opinion/syria-youtube-content-moderation.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

The first Argentine GMO potato almost ready to be launched in 2020 | Farm News Argentine

https://efarmnewsar.com/2019-10-15/the-first-argentine-gmo-potato-almost-ready-to-be-launched-in-2020.html

Dunkin' is launching its Beyond Meat sandwich nationally

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/21/business/dunkin-beyond-meat-sandwich/index.html

Tue, 22 Oct 2019

What ‘Rights’ Do We Have When We’re Talking About Our Private Online Data?


by @anjiecast

https://reason.com/2019/10/22/what-rights-do-we-have-when-were-talking-about-our-private-online-data/

Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Imagine if we acted the same with EVERY sin tax proposed...

https://news.yahoo.com/saudi-arabias-100-shisha-tax-sparks-fury-092620461.html

Produits comestibles au cannabis: les laboratoires n'ont reçu aucun protocole de Santé Canada

https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/201910/20/01-5246222-produits-comestibles-au-cannabis-les-laboratoires-nont-recu-aucun-protocole-de-sante-canada.php

Vaping products now sold in NZ pharmacies - NZ Herald

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12278348

Why US Airports Are So Bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lL-Y-rgNr4

When Climate Activists Target Public Transit

https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/10/climate-change-protest-london-tube-extinction-rebellion/600220/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2019-10-18T19%3A43%3A17&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR34JOs2WFwJ692pG2

Pourquoi la Désintégration du BQ est Avantageux pour un Québec Libre

(écrit il y a 8 ans)

#canpol
#polqc

https://yael.ca/2011/05/03/pourquoi-la-desintegration-du-bq-est-avantageux/

The refreshing simplicity of Aldi

https://theweek.com/articles/870099/refreshing-simplicity-aldi

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

As 'Cannabis 2.0' kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-marijuana-anniversary/as-cannabis-2-0-kicks-off-in-canada-industry-strangled-by-limited-retail-outlets-idUSKBN1WW0DH

In South Carolina, Republican Party Fights to Skip Presidential Primary - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-south-carolina-republican-party-fights-to-skip-presidential-primary-11571391002

Yes, amazing rundown: How mainstream media botched the vape lung story

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/how-mainstream-media-botched-the-vape-lung-story

Why Facebook’s Libra might be a good thing

https://www.ft.com/content/54cae344-f0eb-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195
Link Source: Technology

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

How Amazon Has Transformed the Hasidic Economy - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/nyregion/hasidic-jews-amazon.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sure does like to champion anti-consumer causes

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/16/tech/salesforce-marc-benioff-break-up-facebook-boss-files/index.html

Probably one of the best articles on rhetoric, discourse, and academia I've read this month. Check it -->

What Teaching Ethics in Appalachia Taught Me About Bridging America’s Partisan Divide

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/10/13/america-cultural-divide-red-state-blue-state-228111?fbclid=IwAR2i8YWtNaix9RId7mYlQd3aB5bzRZTHyrQ2JvtS403YUecvoJm9b_U7mlU

Mark Sanford Deserves Better. It seems he's the only political candidate talking about the DEBT

https://www.inquirer.com/news/mark-sanford-campaign-kickoff-in-philadelphia-donald-trump-2020-20191016.html

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

The Death of Cars Was Greatly Exaggerated | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/death-cars-greatly-exaggerated/?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

Rent control is making a comeback. Does it work?


NO!

https://www.curbed.com/2019/10/15/20915405/rent-control-does-it-work-2020-election?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive - CityLab

https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/10/millennial-urban-lifestyle-about-get-more-expensive/600025/?utm_source=newsletter&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email

So You Make $100,000? It Still Might Not Be Enough to Buy a Home. - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/so-you-make-100-000-it-still-might-not-be-enough-to-buy-a-home-11571149819?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

Democratic Presidential Debate: How did consumer choice fare?

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/democratic-presidential-debate-how-did-consumer-choice-fare/

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Barstool Sports:
1) Wow, you know your audience
2) Very good marketing coup, chaps
3) Can I get an XL lickety-split?

https://store.barstoolsports.com/products/china-king-tee?variant=30753343209569

Legault dénonce les «lourdes peines» infligées aux indépendantistes catalans

https://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/564814/legault-denonce-les-lourdes-peines-infligees-aux-independantistes-catalans

Élections fédérales 2019 : le calme nécessaire pour parler du climat !


par @VincentGeloso

https://www.lapresse.ca/debats/opinions/201910/14/01-5245372-elections-federales-2019-le-calme-necessaire-pour-parler-du-climat-.php?fbclid=IwAR0d28MjnRj8Nj7CKDE-2CUvnUyJp3dB72MuxtA-WiJfTRfQNYyfQSNTE04

Where Candidates’ Public Housing Plans Go Wrong - CityLab

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/10/affordable-housing-solutions-candidate-plans-sanders-castro/599905/?utm_source=feed

The Vaping Crisis Is a Moral Panic Led by Anti-Smoking Crusaders

by @jacobgrier

https://reason.com/2019/10/14/the-vaping-crisis-is-a-moral-panic-led-by-anti-smoking-crusaders/

Joe Biden Paradox: Matt Taibbi on Whether Dems Should Support Him – Rolling Stone

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/joe-biden-paradox-taibbi-898603/

some good news today on trade!

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/11/trump-china-partial-trade-deal-announcement-044617

Soda Taxes Target the Poor

by @tzduren at @liberty4PA

https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/soda-taxes-target-the-poor#

Las Vegas tech companies cash in on recreational marijuana use

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/local/las-vegas-tech-companies-cash-in-on-recreational-marijuana-use/article_9b8507fe-ec01-11e9-85fc-d360d88d1d12.html?fbclid=IwAR1xaYLoobLHeyB6QYilMOjKA1odsuK3BTOJvReG4gHvzT4t92zvheqghqw

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663

What should consumers know about cannabis edibles?

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/what-should-consumers-know-about-cannabis-edibles/

Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Should I Stop Vaping? | The Fix

https://www.thefix.com/should-i-stop-vaping

WHY – Minneapolis temporarily suspends all electric scooters ahead of Trump rally

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20908487/minneapolis-trump-rally-scooter-suspension-temporary-ban?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

We should allow go #YIMBY – California upends single-family zoning to fight housing shortage

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-10/california-single-family-zoning-casitas-granny-flats-adus?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

This Conservative City Built a $132 Million Park Using One Weird Trick

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/10/scissortail-park-design-oklahoma-city-maps-tax/599701/?utm_source=newsletter&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email

Stossel: Tulsi Gabbard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVvYH6Kkj_s