Steve Jobs

Does America Have A Technology Platform Monopoly Problem?

"...the dominance of these firms in their specific niches presents a threat not just to economic competition, but liberty and freedom generally speaking. After all, the government itself doesn’t need to censor free speech if it can just lean on powerful companies with platform monopolies to do the dirty work for it."

How Active Managers Can Profit From The ETFs' Takeover Of The Market

Sometime this week the 2,000th exchange traded fund will list on a domestic exchange. It is no exaggeration to say that there are more ETFs than investable stocks listed on US exchanges. Here is how active managers can profit from the relentless takeover of ETFs of the stock market.

America's Outmoded "Factory Model" Educational System Needs To Be Radically Reinvented

America's educational system is an outmoded "factory model" designed to produce interchangeable industrial and service workers en masse for an industrial economy of factories and a 1960s-era service sector that needed millions of employees with basic-skills. It's obvious that we desperately need a new decentralized, individualized and far more productive system of education.

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Gold prices continued to shine this week reaching $1,244.70 per ounce and and has posted gains in five of the last six weeks. This week it reached a three-month high – it’s highest since the Trump win and has climbed over 6% this year, beating the gains made in the same period in 2016.

America’s Student Debt Problem Is Much Bigger Than Anybody Realized

The opportunity to pay for college by working a part-time job evaporated as soon as huge sums of money were handed out to anyone with a pulse. Since students no longer pay their tuition upfront, colleges are able to raise prices in perpetuity, knowing the government will step in and make credit easier and easier to obtain. Subsidizing the lives of an entire generation has turned personal growth and advancement into a choice instead of a necessity.

Nobel Prize Winner Tells Davos' Elite, US Should "Get Rid Of Currency"

Half a world away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz made remarks earlier this week that the US should "get rid of currency." Physical cash means there is no one else standing between you and your savings. But Professor Stiglitz and his colleagues don’t want that. They want a massive, centralized bureaucracy to have control over your savings.

Dead Unicorn Walking? Theranos Fires Another 40% Of Staff

In October we noted that the death of Theranos has been long coming - ever since the WSJ' John Carreyrou did a phenomenal job, starting about one year ago, of exposing the fraud that is Clinton Global Initiative-darling Elizabeth Holmes - but now following the second round of massive job cuts, it appears the final nail in the coffin of this 'fake news' unicorn is being struck. As Bloomberg reports, the startup will eliminate 155 more positions, leaving 220 employees (down over 70% from highs).

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The business climate in USA is about to change greatly, pro-business.  But let's not forget that capital is portable, we can bring capital back to USA too- not just factories.  Capital has been fleeing USA faster and faster.  Let's stop the leaks and then bring it home.  We printed it - it's our money!

Soros Drops Millions To 'Rig' Justice System In Arizona

Soros has spent millions in 2015 and 2016 funding campaigns to defeat local prosecutors around the country and elect new ones who back criminal justice reform measures. But Soros’ spending against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, a high-profile liberal bogeyman, is his single biggest investment in a local race this year, as well as the billionaire’s first effort against a sheriff.