Category Archives: Economy

Is PayPal’s Peter Thiel leaving Silicon Valley for Los Angeles?

Maybe thinking about it. From Olivia Solon at the Guardian:

If the billionaire tech investor and noted libertarian Peter Thiel really does leave Silicon Valley for Los Angeles to escape what he views as an increasing intolerance for conservatives, the city’s growing community of conservatives will be there to welcome him.

Thiel’s decision to move to LA comes at a time when conservatives in the Bay Area are feeling increasingly squeezed by what they perceive to be liberal groupthink.

“Silicon Valley is a one-party state,” said Thiel at Stanford University last month. “That’s when you get in trouble politically in our society, when you’re all in one side.” More.

Reality check: The revolution that Silicon Valley birthed abolished locality. But the Valley does not seem to know it. They are still the Mean Girls where they think we are all forced to go to high school forever and ever.

See also: Rich New Yorkers making plans to escape social welfare tax burden – now that they have to pay it themselves One could, of course, refer the Chardonnay socialists to the many Bible verses on the virtue of giving till it hurts of one’s own wealth. But somehow, we fear they will have a secularist meltdown at that point and renew their attacks on traditional religion instead.


Data basic: An introduction to information theory


Canada To Welcome 1 Million Immigrants by 2020 to ‘Guarantee Prosperity’

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said at a press conference November 1 that Canada wants to attract 310,000 migrants next year, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020. “Two thirds of these arrivals should relate to the economic needs of the country,” he added.

See how many lies you can spot!


TRUDEAU TROUBLE: Support For A Conservative Win Surges, Trudeau Approval Falls, Pessimism On Economy

More Canadians now want to see the Trudeau Liberals defeated.

A new Angus-Reid poll shows more Canadians want a Conservative government than a Liberal one, and are pessimistic about their own personal financial situations – despite all the talk of supposed “economic growth.”


Harvey’s Made the World’s Most Important Chemical a Rare Commodity

Few Americans care about ethylene. Many have probably never heard of it.

As it turns out, this colorless, flammable gas is arguably the most important petrochemical on the planet — and much of it comes from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast. Ethylene is one of the big reasons the damage wroughtby Hurricane Harvey in the chemical communities along the Gulf is likely to ripple through U.S. manufacturing of essential items from milk jugs to mattresses.