Net Neutrality – The End Of Google's Biggest Subsidy

Lost in all of the theoretical debate about how evil ISPs will create a have/have-not divide in Internet access, is the reality that it already exists along with massive subsidies to the biggest bandwidth pigs on the planet – Facebook, Google, Twitter, Netflix and the porn industry.

Frontrunning: December 15

  • Some GOP Senators Press for Late Changes in Tax Bill (WSJ)
  • Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (BBG)
  • Harvard Endowment Chief Pushed for Steeper Devaluation of Assets (WSJ)
  • Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials (Reuters)
  • With Fox Deal, Disney Adds Hulu to Its Digital Kingdom (WSJ)

The 'Unknown Unknowns' That Threaten U.S. Shale

Those 'known unknowns' serve as a warning: the oil market can’t be complacent and just assume that the Permian boom will deliver as expected... The Wolfcamp may be the star of the Permian but "there are more than likely 'unknown unknowns' out there too."

Frontrunning: December 8

  • U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms (WSJ)
  • What's in the Brexit divorce deal? (Reuters)
  • China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs (Reuters)
  • The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market (BBG)
  • Senator’s Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Tax Challenge (BBG)

Frontrunning: December 5

  • Clash Over Young Immigrants Hangs Over Year-End Budget Talks (BBG)
  • Businesses Lobby for Breaks After Last-Minute Tax Changes (WSJ)
  • Senate Bill ‘Bombshell’ Could Raise Taxes on Tech (BBG)
  • Europe sucked into sell-off, sterling suffers Brexit blues (Reuters)
  • After Tax Overhaul, GOP Will Pivot to Revamping Welfare (WSJ)

Who Will Win The Self-Driving Taxi Race?

While Uber is the largest ride-hailing company in the world, Lyft doesn’t seem to have an intention for going that route. Perhaps becoming the largest, or a close second, ride-hailing company in North America, would be sufficient.

54 Things You Didn't Know About Natural Gas

"Like oil, natural gas is a prolific fossil fuel with many uses, however I feel that it floats unnoticed under the radar, particularly because it is so much easier to carpet bomb oil and coal into submission (as opposed to cute and cuddly natural gas) in the great anti-fossil fuel war of attrition."

Pat Buchanan: Why Roy Moore Matters

".. this coming year may be a do-or-die year to recapture the Third Branch of Government for conservatism... which is why that Dec. 12 election in Alabama counts.: