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Rumpelstiltskin ~ A Fairy Tale Bedtime Story for Kids

Early trafficking by the brothers Grimm Rumpelstiltskin Story ~ A Fairy Tale Bedtime Story in English for Kids This is the classic fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin Story, originally written by The Brothers Grimm. It is adapted and brought to you by Stories to Grow by.    Listen to Rumpelstiltskin while you read along!    There onceContinue Reading

Why is quinine being discussed in COVID-19 times? – The Hindu

I make my own: 3 grapefruits and a lemon’s worth of peals. Cover with water and simmer for two hours totally covered. Let it cool completely, strain and sip for a few days when needed. Works for me, but maybe not for everyone. Bitter. A throwback on quinine would have to go as far backContinue Reading

The Present Fiat Monetary System Is Breaking Down

Notwithstanding the popular view that increases in the money supply can help grow the economy, money cannot do such things. More money cannot replace real savings that sustain individuals in the various stages of production. According to  Rothbard, this is revealed once the pool of real savings starts to decline and the central bank’s monetaryContinue Reading

A Condensed History of Canada’s Colonial Cops – The New Inquiry

How the RCMP has secured the imperialist power of the north Canada was only six years old as a nation-state when it established the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1873. This original name for what would become the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mountain Police) outlined a colonial purpose, as the Northwest was not yet fully partContinue Reading

Clarity on Q

Clarity on Q  Q is a counter-PsyOp strategy that’s working against threats to National Security.   Study PsyOps and evaluate Q tenets. Q is not meant to influence any particular narrative, it is meant to psychologically counter narrative influence, cognitively trigger agility, and leverage a psychological posture. The result: QUESTIONS: motivation for detailed research, orContinue Reading

A story about Franz Kafka

Kim Turner February 4 at 10:02 PM  ·  At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully. Kafka told her to meet himContinue Reading


by Tariq EQ Amawi Them: You won’t be able to attend a concert or football games Me: I don’t mind Them: You can’t go to a large shopping mall Me: I’ll survive Them: You can’t drink at the pub Me: I no longer drink Them: You can’t enter night clubs Me: I don’t go outContinue Reading

The Truth about EV

Got this from my buddy Mark Reed… an interesting take on Electric Cars. “As an engineer I love the electric vehicle technology However, I have been troubled for a longtime by the fact that the electrical energy to keep the batteries charged has to come from the grid, and that means more power generation andContinue Reading

Wireless -> Neural Network

We really need to protect our thoughts and our privacy. Your individuality and humanhood is at risk. The technocrats are in full force assaulting us and attempting to “manage” us as they see fit (to them we are farm animals). With the current pace that tech is rolling in (with the help of deranged billionaires),Continue Reading

The Stink About Human Poop As Fertilizer

Nana Mayfield March 10 at 4:32 PM · Heads up, Okies. Did you know the fruits & veggies grown in Oklahoma could be some of the produce grown in people poop? Yeah, human biowaste is a big thing now. Correct me if I’m wrong, but.. wasn’t sanitation and running water what significantly reduced disease? Now,Continue Reading

Technology: not for everyone

author unkown “I spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself and asked… ”Dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking?” ”Why would I do that?” He asked… ”Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer. YouContinue Reading

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover – Summit News

Vaccine manufacturer Merck has abandoned development of two coronavirus vaccines, saying that after extensive research it was concluded that the shots offered less protection than just contracting the virus itself and developing antibodies. The company announced that the shots V590 and V591 were ‘well tolerated’ by test patients, however they generated an ‘inferior’ immune system responseContinue Reading

Joni Mitchell Speaks

by Joni Mitchell “I don’t know if I’ve learned anything yet! I did learn how to have a happy home, but I consider myself fortunate in that regard because I could’ve rolled right by it. Everybody has a superficial side and a deep side, but this culture doesn’t place much value on depth — weContinue Reading

Power Corrupts? You don’t say?

author unknown  — copied from a FB post Since BRICS (Brasil, Russia, India, China, South-Africa) and NATO are fighting over the resources and power EVERYWHERE, we are in WW3 N O W. This fact seems to have been overlooked with all the distractions. The REAL world war is waged AGAINST THE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. UN Agenda 21/2030,Continue Reading

Socialists on the March

author unknown In 4 months, the US was transformed into an obedient socialist country. Government dictated what events were attend-able. Violent protests were OK but church, family funerals & patriotic celebrations were not. And you bought it without a fight. Standing in a graduation line was dangerous. Small businesses were forced to close but crowdsContinue Reading


author unknown My brother was recently contacted by a “tracer” because his girlfriend’s brother-in-law, who had NO symptoms, went to a testing site and apparently tested positive. They traced everyone he was near which included my brother. My brother then got a phone call telling him he was exposed, and also told him that theyContinue Reading

Religious Wars

author unknown This is a religious war and some are praying at the wrong alter. Their candles burn darkly and their hymn’s sound hollow and they dare not wonder why for fear of what they don’t fear already. The glowing tube anoints them on demand from almost on high as they wumble on about theirContinue Reading

Discussion comments about history and masks

multiple unknown authors (lifted from a FaceBook post) There has always been a huge discussion around jest and wearing masks (Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut. ). Masked balls and parties for 100s of years have sealed the fate of nations, often in the bedroom. With a mask on you could say and practically do anythingContinue Reading

Fauci Bad

author unknown Fauci might or might not have any dangerous virus – but he certainly is full of shit which can be seen by everybody that watches this. As many of you heard Moderna is in stage 3 of their vaccine testing… Here’s something many of you don’t know, guess who the first CEO ofContinue Reading

A Conversation of Posts

multiple authors unknown (content sic) I was just trying to go to the store apparently these guys had a huge rally at Dundas Square then proceeded their way up young street with huge speakers signs the whole thing well the whole thing except masks… maybe 2000 people…. sounds like they are coming back this wayContinue Reading


This is what happened when I got home tonight. I cried. I cried at work yesterday. I also cried 3 different times last night after getting home from work. I am an Office Administrator at an elementary school and this is how my day has gone. I’m crying because the work and expectations that haveContinue Reading

Have the Guts

author unknown I don’t give a Rats ass who this offends, but I stand by it. War is coming, sooner or later! You the Government!! You are all a bunch of cowards! You raised the cost of living so high that both parents are always at work, rather than spending time with their children (singleContinue Reading

The Big Tech Extortion Racket | Harper’s Magazine

In the 1970s and 1980s, Robert Bork, Richard Posner, and other neoliberal Chicago School legal scholars set out to overturn America’s antimonopoly regime, targeting the traditional prohibitions on discrimination that common carrier laws had established. Their scholarship later played a major role in the writing of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.Continue Reading

The Forgotten Treehouse Bars of Bygone Summers in Paris

read it all at Source: The Forgotten Treehouse Bars of Bygone Summers in Paris

The Moods of Ernest Hemingway | The New Yorker

He nodded. Then he nodded a few times at me—a repetition of the sign for attention. “What I want to be when I am old is a wise old man who won’t bore,” he said, then paused while the waiter set a plate of asparagus and an artichoke before him and poured the Tavel. HemingwayContinue Reading

A Deep Dive on End-to-End Encryption: How Do Public Key Encryption Systems Work? | Surveillance Self-Defense

In Review: Using Public Key Cryptography Let’s review. Public key cryptography lets you encrypt and send messages safely to anyone whose public key you know. If others know your public key: They can send you secret messages that only you can decode using your matching private key and, You can sign your messages with yourContinue Reading

The Freedom Of Individuals Still Matters – Even If COVID Warriors Say It Doesn’t | Zero Hedge

Immanuel Kant expressed it best in his humanity principle, i.e., that man is an end and must never be treated as a means to an end. Individuals have different preferences, and only the individual may determine what is and is not in his own best interest. Source: The Freedom Of Individuals Still Matters – Even If COVIDContinue Reading

The Great Unpatterning Continues. Make Sure You Take Advantage Of It | Zero Hedge

The clear-eyed rebel’s job, therefore, is to watch for opportunities to help lead us as a collective along a brand new, healthy trajectory. There’s no way to know in advance what those opportunities will look like, because predictability is premised on pattern consistency. But they will appear, from unpredictable and unanticipated new directions. Wherever youContinue Reading

Paris’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wants to build a ’15-minute city’

A sketch from the reelection campaign outlines one way a street might change to make it more enticing to avoid driving and better utilize the existing road space: Filled with traffic and parked cars now, it would be redesigned with greenery and park space at the side, a wide lane for biking and walking, andContinue Reading

Cost Cutting Algorithms Are Making Your Job Search a Living Hell – VICE

It took 20 years for this idea to get this far. I started in recruiting doing this profile analysis stuff. And it is discriminatory and reaches too far and is given more credit than it deserves. If everyone didn’t need a good job so badly, there would be no need for this software. -ed Source:Continue Reading

Capitalism In America: How A Dismal Decimal Is Robbing Americans Blind | Zero Hedge

The United States is an oligarchy This concentration of the income and wealth on the top, proves that the United States is an oligarchy. A 2014, study by Princeton University  demonstrated how the US is a political oligarchy. With this report showing the insanely widening income and wealth inequality, my aim is to show, that theContinue Reading

Coping With Global (& Local) Chaos: What You Can Control And What You Can’t

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Have you been glued to the news lately, nervously watching what’s going on in the Middle East? Are you concerned that World War III is about to kick off at any moment? Is the state of the economy frequently on your mind? Maybe it’s Ebola thatContinue Reading

A New Kind Of Tyranny: The Global State’s War On Those Who Speak Truth To Power | Zero Hedge

“What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.” – John Pilger, investigative journalist All ofContinue Reading

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

How to get your data There are many companies in the business of scoring consumers. The challenge is to identify them. Once you do, the instructions on getting your data will probably be buried in their privacy policies. Ctrl-F “request” is a good way to find it. Most of these companies will also require youContinue Reading

Explainer: What is a quantum computer? – MIT Technology Review

ed. there is much talk about a quantum financial system. I would suggest this isn’t happening. Read on. Fascinating stuff! This is the first in a series of explainers on quantum technology. The other two are on quantum communication and post-quantum cryptography. A quantum computer harnesses some of the almost-mystical phenomena of quantum mechanics toContinue Reading

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world | New Scientist

“It’s disconcerting to see how connected things really are,” agrees George Sugihara of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, a complex systems expert who has advised Deutsche Bank.” Read more: Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world | New Scientist

Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia

The solution, obviously, is to stop this before it happens, because if it’s allowed to happen it will be far too late to do anything about it. People are going to have to wake up out of the propaganda matrix and take power away from the billionaire class, and that must necessarily include taking controlContinue Reading

The Coming Whiskey Bubble?

“BUY SCOTCH WHISKY NOW!” A primer on Austrian School economics. Massive investment has entered this industry in response to rising prices. Unfortunately, solid economic theory is telling us that this investment is probably in error. However, I am not advocating any financial advice. I know for myself whiskey would be one of the last things toContinue Reading

American Apocalypse: The Government’s Plot To Destabilize The Nation Is Working

Be dangerous in the best way possible: by thinking for yourself, by refusing to be silenced, by choosing sensible solutions over political expediency and bureaucracy. When all is said and done, the solution to what ails this country is really not that complicated: decency, compassion, common sense, generosity balanced by fiscal responsibility, fairness, a commitmentContinue Reading

Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next? | Zero Hedge

There never has been, there isn’t now, and there never will be, any race of people fit to serve as masters over their fellow men… We believe that any nationality, no matter how small, has the inherent right to its own nationhood.”– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 1941 Source: Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next? |Continue Reading

Will The Multi-Polar World Be Backed By Gold?

A frank discussion about the truth of the matter. The US and Europe out-Gold the rest of the world 10 times over. Unless there is more gold to cover the bets, no one is motivated to go to a gold standard. The alternative, to devalue assets by 50 to 90 percent would be terminate manyContinue Reading

50 Ways to Starve the Beast – The Organic Prepper

Grow your own food (this starves Big Agri and Big Pharma both) Shop at local businesses with no corporate ties Use natural remedies instead of pharmaceuticals whenever possible Homeschool your children Walk or bike instead of driving when possible Get care from naturopaths and healers instead of doctors Make paper logs from scraps for freeContinue Reading


Technological Dependence And The End Of Freedom | Zero Hedge

Yes, I watched the computer come into my head and the internet took my hand and lead me to a seemingly brighter world. But I still know how to grow food and more importantly grow myself. Be careful what you wish for… -ed Technology can be dazzling but also debilitating to real human progress, andContinue Reading

Legendary Post columnist Steve Dunleavy dead at 81

Hemingway with an Aussie accent. They live!!! Source: Legendary Post columnist Steve Dunleavy dead at 81

Provoking Iran Could Start A War And Crash The Entire World Economy | Zero Hedge

Putin and Xi Jinping prepare for the worst Our current geopolitical environment requires the careful and considered attention of relevant heads of state. The repeated meetings between Putin and Xi Jinping indicate that Russia and China are actively preparing for any eventuality. The closer we get to economic collapse, the more tensions and chaos increaseContinue Reading

Waiting For The Black Swan | Zero Hedge

Sometimes an Archduke is just an arch duke… …Given the importance of oil, however, we should not be focused on merely its price, although that’s important, but also it’s availability.  Yes, shortages will lead to price spikes, and those will crush over-indebted countries, companies and individuals alike, but shortages will, by necessity, also lead to lessContinue Reading

“They Had Me At Gunpoint”: Hertz Customers Keep Getting Arrested For Driving “Stolen” Cars | Zero Hedge

This happened to me with U-Haul. It’s a real thing. It’s a weird thing. Yep, we were driving up Sherman avenue in Hamilton and I noticed two cruisers behind me. It was a one-way street at this point that I was turning onto. I got kind of flustered as I wasn’t sure I could makeContinue Reading

The Origins of the Deep State in North America. PART III.

Source: The Origins of the Deep State in North America. PART III.

Men are afraid to mentor women after #MetToo

A very real scenario. Things are getting very confusing out there, probably on purpose. So many opportunities to exploit and separate. Men are scared of women now. and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer poll reveals Friday that 60% of male managers report feeling “too nervous” about being accused of harassment to interact with women in “commonContinue Reading

The Origins Of The Deep State In North America, Part 2 | Zero Hedge

Source: The Origins Of The Deep State In North America, Part 2 | Zero Hedge

The Origins Of The Deep State In North America, Part 1 | Zero Hedge

Source: The Origins Of The Deep State In North America, Part 1 | Zero Hedge

How To Prepare For A Cyber-Attack | Zero Hedge

Technopedia lists the following consequences of a cyber attack: Identity theft, fraud, extortion Malware, pharming, phishing, spamming, spoofing, spyware, Trojans and viruses Stolen hardware, such as laptops or mobile devices Denial-of-service and distributed denial-of-service attacks Breach of access Password sniffing System infiltration Website defacement Private and public Web browser exploits Instant messaging abuse Intellectual property (IP)Continue Reading

“Big Money Coupled With Cheap Money” Never Ends Well… | Zero Hedge

Eat the rich It was a Sunday in April 2017 when a queasy feeling in Darrell Crapp’s stomach sent him rushing home. He found his wife, Diana, lying crumpled on the floor of their Lancaster, Wis., bathroom. She had swallowed a handful of pills. Overwhelmed with debt and with little prospect of turning a profitContinue Reading

Former banker in San Francisco confronts new reality – YouTube

The Dark Side of Progress

30 Extremely Bizarre “Florida Man” Stories That Prove That America’s In Far More Trouble Than We Thought | Zero Hedge

Florida Man stories get a bonus if they involve animals, injuries, weapons or bodily functions. With all that being said, here are 30 extremely bizarre Florida Man stories that prove that America is in far more trouble than we thought… #1 Florida man steals $33,000 in rare coins, uses them in change machines #2 Florida Man ArrestedContinue Reading

The Rutherford Institute :: Financial Tyranny: America Has Become a Pay-to-Play Exercise in Fascism | By John W. Whitehead |

By John W. Whitehead April 09, 2019 If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet. Don’t ask me what I want it for If you don’t wantContinue Reading

Gold & Basel 3: A Revolution That Once Again No One Noticed | Zero Hedge

A very important read. This is what is coming and what we’ve been working on for the last six years without pay. -ed BCBS is the Politburo of the world, whose Secretary General, according to rumours, is comrade Baruch, and the underground structure of the Central Committee is even more secret. It has many euphemisms,Continue Reading

“Decentralized Finance” – Welcome To The World’s First Fully-Transparent Bank | Zero Hedge

Authored by Omid Malekan via, Maker Shows The Way The 2008 financial crisis had no single cause, and instead resulted from an amalgamation of factors that built up over time into one terrifying crescendo. They ranged from financial engineering to government policy, along with the twin tendencies of greed and fear. Many of thoseContinue Reading

Amish Money: 10 Frugal Lessons from the Amish :: The JB Bardot Archives

Sometimes “Need” Really Means “Want”Most people cultivate a sense of need for things they could live without. Since most aren’t driven by a culture that abhors amenities, it can take a financial crisis to help a person realize what he or she can give up. How many times have you said, or heard said somethingContinue Reading

Noise complaints from Burton Cummings lead to Moose Jaw, Sask. reconsidering its bylaw | CBC News

“Guess Who’s black now?” – says the kettle. Ha ha. Poor Burty Former Guess Who singer of has complained about noise from neighbouring fitness studio in Sask. city Alicia Bridges · CBC News · Posted: Mar 27, 2019 6:00 AM CT | Last Updated: 4 hours ago Burton Cummings is seen performing in Vancouver inContinue Reading

In Mammoth, the snow is so deep residents must tunnel out. There’s a history to that.

Always be grateful for what you have. You may get more. You may get less, but on balance, be grateful for what you have. By February, the snow made many neighborhoods here feel subterranean. Twenty-foot walls of white, corniced by the wind, leaned over the plowed roads. Residents worked feverishly to keep the snow fromContinue Reading

The Global Economic Reset Begins With An Engineered Crash | Zero Hedge

Authored by Brandon Smith via, For a few years now, since at least 2014, the phrase “global economic reset” has been circulating in the financial world. This phrase is used primarily by globalist institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to describe an event in which the current system as we know it willContinue Reading

NASA Happily Reports the Earth is Greener, With More Trees Than 20 Years Ago–and It’s Thanks to China, India

NASA Earth Observatory The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India. This surprising new study shows that the two emerging countries with the world’s biggest populations are leading the improvementContinue Reading

LRFA: The Champion of Deception | musicFIRST Coalition

We’ll say it straight — every aspect of Big Radio’s latest campaign to maintain its profit margins is deceptive.  So why is the National Association of Broadcasters touting this resolution so aggressively if it actually doesn’t protect local radio or promote the value of music? It’s quite simple – Big Radio doesn’t want to payContinue Reading

Jim Kunstler : “You Can’t Over-Estimate The Damage We’ve Done To Ourselves” | Zero Hedge

Read the comments What is your place now? A cubicle in the marketing department of Old Navy? An aisle in the Home Depot? A desk in the Diversity and Inclusion office of some State University, pushing to sort the student population into racial and sexual categories because all other ways of belonging in society are gone? OrContinue Reading

One Man’s Commute Through West Philadelphia: 30 Blocks Of Potholes, Shitholes, & Assholes

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.” ― Thomas Sowell “The fact that so many successful politicians areContinue Reading

Big Data for Sustainable Development

Big Data The volume of data in the world is increasing exponentially. By some estimates, 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and it is projected to increase by 40% annually. A large share of this output is “data exhaust,” or passively collected data deriving from everydayContinue Reading

Better Language Models and Their Implications

We’ve trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization — all without task-specific training. VIEW CODE READ PAPER READ MORE Our model, called GPT-2 (a successor to GPT), was trained simply toContinue Reading

India orders ‘staggering’ eviction of 1 million indigenous people – Laredo Morning Times

The court told the government to evict over a million people – mostly members of indigenous tribes – from their homes in public forest land because they had not met the legal criterion to live there. With over 700 tribal groups, India is home to over 100 million indigenous people. While the forest land isContinue Reading

What It’s Like To Work Inside Apple’s ‘Black Site’

(Bloomberg) — Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, California, is a symbol of how the company views itself as an employer: simultaneously inspiring its workers with its magnificent scale while coddling them with its four-story café and 100,000-square-foot fitness center. But one group of Apple contractors finds another building, six miles away on Hammerwood Avenue in Sunnyvale,Continue Reading

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos | The Seattle Times

“We seem to be on the cusp of an incredible new era of automation and critical breakthroughs in health sciences,” Sheard said. “But how do we manage this process? And how do we manage it in a way that doesn’t leave millions of people behind?” more @ Source: Facing populist assault, global elites regroup inContinue Reading

Paramount Was Hollywood’s ‘Mountain.’ Now It’s a Molehill. – The New York Times

Paramount, along with the rest of Hollywood, is also colliding with Silicon Valley. Netflix, which occupies a rented office tower six blocks from Paramount headquarters, has been swallowing the entertainment business whole. This year, the streaming service will pump out about 90 movies, including documentaries. To compare, the five conventional studios left standing — Paramount,Continue Reading

The Supreme Court Judgement And Scotland’s Colonial Status | Zero Hedge

What the Supreme Court have done today is to provide crystal clarity that Scotland has but two choices; complete subservience to Tory England or Independence. All else is fiction. Source: The Supreme Court Judgement And Scotland’s Colonial Status | Zero Hedge

A Nobel Peace Prize Winner on the Economics of Slave Labour | Wealthsimple

I just wanna’… I grew up in a small town called Vidisha, in central India. My family wasn’t poor, but we weren’t rich, either. You might say we were lower-middle class. My father was a policeman, and my mother a housewife. At five-years-old, on my very first day ever going to school, I saw anotherContinue Reading

Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout – video with comments

  Dr. Moore makes a great case for the truth and I don’t suspect he is bought off by the traditional energy sector (much), considering his legitimate ecology and ‘social engineering’ background as a former executive of Greenpeace. The Michael Crichton quote about “being certain there is too much certainty in the world” just nailsContinue Reading

Relentless Totalitarianism Toward What Ends? Depopulation & Global Rule | Zero Hedge

The New York Times’ Liz Alderman reported on 11/21/18 that 4,000+ Swedes have accepted microchips to eliminate the use of cash (erroneously believing the desire to do so is theirs). The article is entitled “Sweden’s Push to Get Rid of Cash Has Some Saying, ‘Not So Fast’.” Later on, the article mentions Christine Lagarde, the woman who headsContinue Reading

The Highway of Death | Amusing Planet

BUSH 1991   “The first reason why we bombed the highway coming north out of Kuwait is because there was a great deal of military equipment on that highway, and I had given orders to all my commanders that I wanted every piece of Iraqi equipment that we possibly could destroy. Secondly, this was notContinue Reading

Tepper: Competition Is Dying… & Taking Capitalism With It | Zero Hedge

Capitalism is a game where competitors play by rules on which everyone agrees. The government is the referee, and just as you need a referee and a set of agreed rules for a good basketball game, you need rules to promote competition in the economy. Left to their own devices, firms will use any availableContinue Reading

Google’s “Smart City” in Toronto Faces New Resistance

THE WORLD’S MOST ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s parent company AlphabetContinue Reading