A discussion venue about the role (and misrule) of big government and high taxes. Also a second website of Minimal Government Thinkers.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
BWorld 216, Positive and negative disruptions in the electricity market
Tax Cut 32, Rene Azurin on zero income tax
Tax Cut 29, Culture of exemptions and culture of envy, February 06, 2017
Tax Cut 30, Trump's 20% CIT, deregulation, October 09, 2017
Tax Cut 31, Talk at Deloitte TRAIN forum, January 2018, February 11, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
BWorld 215, Urban mobility index and transport disruption
Energy 109, Sudden decline in world oil prices
Saturday, May 26, 2018
BWorld podcast 2, TNVS fare and surge control are wrong
I discussed there what I frequently argue in my column -- that government interventions in pricing in a deregulated sector is wrong, that price and fare control is wrong. Government restrictions in number of land transportation franchises and transport network vehicle service (TNVS) like Uber, Grab, new players like Hirna, are wrong.
Government should encourage more players and competitors per sector, per industry. Consumers and commuters must have more choices in ride sharing.
See also: BWorld 156, Integrated PPP vs hybrid PPP, October 04, 2017.
Climate Tricks 67, Alarmists with deep-seated intolerance
Joe is the older brother of my classmate in high school inCadiz City, Negros Occidental. He is among the bright boys our city has produced because he went to Philippine Science High School, then UPLB, Agri Engineering. He has lived in California for many years now.
I did not realize that his intolerance at being questioned is so deep, so wild. He will make fictitious claims like "fossil fuels as your livelihood", I think only highly emotional and intolerant minds would make up stories like that.
I like fossil fuels not because I earn money from those companies. Never worked for any of them in the past and the present, not even part time or consulting work. I like fossil fuels because they gave humanity modern and more convenient lives. I drive a car that uses gasoline; I ride airplanes that use aviation turbo; we cook in the house on LPG, not on firewood or charcoal/biomass; we have 24/7 electricity and internet mainly because of coal, natural gas and oil-based peaking plants, all fossil fuels. Without fossil fuels, life will be horribly dark, inconvenient and backward.
Joe's intolerance and emotionalism like Al Gore-UN-CCC-WWF-others are based on voodoo science.
Climate Tricks 64, Bitter cold and snow are caused by AGW, January 06, 2018
Climate Tricks 65, "Last chance" to save the planet stories, 1992-2018, March 16, 2018
Climate Tricks 66, Ignoring the implications of worsening cosmic rays situation, March 18, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
BWorld 214, Disruption in global economic power
An old correspondence from Libertarian Viewpoint
I replied to Jim of course and expressed gratitude for his letter. He was planning to visit the PH that time, his ex-wife was a Filipina and they have a son who lived in the country.
Today I checked his blog, he still writes there. Among his recent posts that I like is this, reposting below.
I like these:
* You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
* What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
Good to see that you're still writing, Jim.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
BWorld 213, Disruption, inflation and taxation
Economic central planners meet ecological central planners
Meanwhile, Du30 already reversed financing of Kaliwa Dam, other big projects from integrated PPP to hybrid PPP so that more China loans, China contractors will be committed/involved by his admin. Now even building coal power plants to be given to CN communist govt and its crony firms? #TRAIN money will pay for these new big loans, http://bworldonline.com/china-may-build-clean-coal-power.../
Monday, May 21, 2018
BWorld 212, Commodities competition and the mining debate
BWorld 204, Mining attractiveness index and the Philippines, April 30, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
8 years of "Hope and change" vs 1 year of Trump
Last year, the US was estimated to grow at 2.2%.
Energy 108, On mandatory solar roof in California
What political socialism cannot achieve in America in terms of more command and control, ecological socialism can. Bonker, a proposal that ALL new houses in California must have solar roof, that means all new houses must cut and kill all nearby tall trees. Because solar hates shades -- from clouds, rains and tall trees. Shades automatically reduce the efficiency of solar.