Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Myth of Inevitability: Enterprise, Innovation, and Choice

 

We are living in an exciting time where technological innovation is changing the way we live, work, do business, and fall in love. The economy is changing, but does this means that “economics” itself will change?

Some futurists say so. Writers like Kevin Kelly suggest that artificial intelligence and machine learning are inexorably leading us toward the end of work. With the “inevitability” of automation replacing labor, Kelly and others predict a “third way” of economics that would replace capitalism and socialism. But rather than creating a new economic model, Kelly and some fellow futurists seem to be abusing economic (and political) terms.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Rosenstein: Most Dangerous Snake in the Pit

 

I’m sure Andrew McCarthy is as much a favorite of many of us as he is of mine, especially considering his vast experience as a Federal Prosecutor in one of the major terrorist cases of our time, the successful prosecution of “the Blind Sheikh” in the first World Trade Center bombing. Another reason he is a favorite of mine is his very cautious approach to so many of these stories, which are addressed with maniacal hyperbole and hysteria by so many reporters. He is the last one to ever say anything overtly critical of many of these major players in the current dramas, and I always admire him for this caution as I can always rest assured that he is not offering anything that he is not satisfied is solid and should be reported and documented with solid supporting evidence.

It is for this reason that I cannot recommend too strongly his recent column, “Rod Rosenstein is Shirking his Duty to Supervise Robert Mueller,” in which he sets forth the dangers posed by an uncontrolled special prosecutor such as Mueller, dangers which I have heard of from those who have been the subject of the exact kind of out-of-control prosecution as that being conducted by the person Rosenstein is statutorily charged with supervising. As the column notes, in a statement which is very rare for Mr. McCarthy’s style of reporting,

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Michael Rubin writing at AEI regarding the Turkish attacks in Afrin, which Rubin characterizes as “ethnic cleansing”. Rubin has been very clear-eyed regarding the Kurds, so when he speaks this way, I tend to believe him. At what point does NATO recognize that Erdogan is a bad bet akin to Hugo Chavez? He is not […]

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Monday night Fox News reporter Sara Carter said that the sudden departure of Andrew McCabe as the Number Two G-Man is related to charges being investigated by the Justice Department’s Inspector General that he ordered agents investigating Affaire d’EMail to alter their post-interview filings (Form 302) to conform to the outcome of the case that […]

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I’m out of date on sending mass emails and wondered what techy Ricochetti are using these days. Founded a grassroots parent movement in 2004 and eventually had an email list of 900+ followers. Started out using Eudora and cobbled together patches after that, but juggling the list became more cumbersome when Comcast began to limit […]

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Short and to the point. Over the years, and especially with Clinton and Obama’s perpetual standing ovation for nothing fests, the American people don’t watch these things seriously any longer. More

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“Once you label me you negate me.” ― Søren Kierkegaard Trumpkin. NeverTrumper. Trumpster. Anti-Trumper. These labels are used to dismiss another person outright.  More

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At NRO, Arthur Herman marks the anniversary with a long article entitled The Tet Offensive Revisited: Media’s Big Lie. He describes a turning point: More

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For the past several months I’ve immersed myself into the Jordan Peterson vortex of videos. I’ve lost count on the number of videos I’ve watched; suffice to say that all of them have been time well spent. The video above, “Is There Meaning to Life?” I think is one of the most profound and moving of Peterson’s talks. I’ve shared a number of videos with friends and family. If you haven’t been inclined to watch Peterson before now, you may want to at least step closer to the vortex with this one and then you’ll understand why he’s generated the following that he has.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Open Letter to My Lungs

 

Whaaaat? Whyyy? For two months now, you’re trying really hard to jump right out of my chest! Stop the coughing already. Enough.

Haven’t I treated you well my whole life? I never smoked cigarettes. Yes, yes, I did marry a smoker, but he tossed the pack in the fireplace when we had our first baby two years later — didn’t want to set a bad example. So, I’ve lived smoke-free for decades.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Whispers

 

“What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers.” — Logan Pearsall Smith

We live in a time of bright lights, screeching noise, and little rest. It’s a wonder anybody can hear anything. Whispers, however, resonate the deepest. May what you hear this week be the quiet voice of encouragement and hope.

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It is an all too familiar cry of both politicos and media that we are facing some immediate danger that is almost irreversible. We might narrowly miss the total destruction of a “government shutdown” only to save yet another on the horizon but we still will exist under the dark shadow of doom cast by […]

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The title of this Post is the real name of my all-time favorite movie actress, and television star: Barbara Stanwyck. Born July 16, 1907, she died on January 20, 1990, at the age of 82. Actually, I meant to write this then, for the 28th anniversary of her passing. But it got away from me. […]

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@POTUS Mention in #SOTN2018 #SOTU that 30-31 Jan is 50th anniversary of start of Tet Offensive #Tet50, a hinge event in the #VietnamWar. Classic example of #fakenews that “US had lost war” by #media. Of course, draft-dodger #DonaldTrump might not want to go there. =================== More

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I’ve spent far too much time this past month watching various critiques of The Last Jedi. I really just need to write my own long-winded critique of the whole thing. But I just watched this video by youtuber Boofire191, titled “Star Wars The Last Jedi: A Franchise that Used to Be for Everyone,” and had to […]

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Food waste has reached crisis proportions. Don’t believe me? Check out the website, savethefood.com, which urges us to “think like food waste warriors.” Fortunately, warriors in Venezuela have solved the problem; the country’s soldiers now go digging through trash cans to feed themselves. More

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