The Billionaire Space Race: If a really rich dude goes to space, can the rest of us hear them scream?

In a scene out of a Kurt Vonnegut short story with a vulgar title, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and soon Elon Musk head to space for a few minutes, prompting endless memes, fact checks, controversy, criticism, and praise, but what does it really mean in the grand scheme of things? There are few things… Continue reading The Billionaire Space Race: If a really rich dude goes to space, can the rest of us hear them scream?

The megarich refuse to pay their fair share of taxes, sometimes these progressive frauds don’t pay anything at all

A new report from ProPublica reveals the outrageous rates of the 25 wealthiest people in the United States. The irony is irresistible: The very same people that demand the wealthy pay more in taxes and promote progressive policies are, in fact, paying barely any taxes. Two questions: Why should we listen to them and what can we… Continue reading The megarich refuse to pay their fair share of taxes, sometimes these progressive frauds don’t pay anything at all

Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet

Amazon, Apple, and Google wipe Parler from the web, our phones, and our computers, but have no problem supporting murderous regimes, protecting terrorists, and helping organize mobs tearing down statues.  What’s wrong with this picture? The internet isn’t free.  A top-flight phone costs around a thousand dollars, plus the monthly service fee to keep it… Continue reading Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet