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Asymmetrical Capitalism, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
Here’s an idea: Enhance consumers’ power of exit. Make it easier to terminate apartment leases and cable contracts, reform the credit-reporting system to prevent its being used as a weapon in the course of good-faith disputes, make it easier for consumers to use institutions such as small-claims courts to ensure a fairer fight. And give consumers more choices wherever possible rather than limiting market disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb at the behest of politically influential cartels of one kind or another. Consumer regulation based on the power of exit rather than on the power of mandate will tend to help markets function rather than push private-sector service providers gradually in the direction of regulated quasi-public utilities — and nobody much loves their utility company, either.

//-Yup.
BadPolitics  BadBusiness 
4 days ago
Livestreams & Luck Propel Slot YouTubers To Stardom. Forbes
It's an interesting niche market that I have no desire of ever joining.

Interesting though.
Las_Vegas 
4 days ago
They have been for years Bill. #BadPolitics
Bradley continues to act like sports betting NEVER HAPPENED prior to the SCOTUS decision.

Daft, daft man.
BadPolitics 
9 days ago
At some point 'reporting' devolves into 'wishful thinking'. #BadMedia
These should honestly be listed as in-kind donations.

Prediction: The Republicans win both races handily.
BadMedia 
10 days ago
I'm starting to think Culberson is going to survive this challenge. #BadPolitics
This attack seems to be a non-starter. Even the Chron reporter poked several holes in it.

Culberson has a lot of weaknesses, but I just don't see Fletcher having the political smarts to take advantage of them.
BadPolitics 
11 days ago
The Editorial Bleg. Houston Chronicle #ShutterTheEdBoard
Of course, a local newspaper would have to actually play a watchdog role, which the Houston Chronicle has shown no interest in doing.

This is pretty horrible.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
11 days ago
How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt. Texas Monthly #BadHumanity
h/t Kevin.

The most disturbing thing is this article, outside of the writing, is the idea, that the author seems to be amenable towards, that wearing a Trump T-shirt should be discouraged.

America has lost it's damn mind.
BadHumanity 
11 days ago
Odd thing for a newspaper columnist to do. #BadMedia
I'm guessing she's getting closer and closer to the tipping point.

How long until she resigns in fury I wonder?
BadMedia 
18 days ago
A rare, well-written piece on LGBT issues. that will mostly fall on deaf ears. #BadHumanity
What we are really lacking is understanding, and listening skills, and the adult realization that not all people are going to agree with us, or even like the choices we make.
BadHumanity 
21 days ago
American politics: Hypocrites Twitter shaming other hypocrites. #BadHumanity
We elect the worst of us to positions of leadership, listen to the more dense among us in the media, and then we wonder why things are in the state that they are?
BadHumanity 
21 days ago
It's almost as if younger voters have short attention spans. #BadPolitics
They tend to vacillate between issues, depending on how they're told to vote.
BadPolitics 
21 days ago
The business of Lakewood Church is expanding Lakewood Church. #BadReligion
"The church spent 70 percent of its budget on television broadcasts, weekly services and programs and Night of Hope events. Almost all the rest went to administration and fundraising, leaving little for humanitarian efforts such as feeding the homeless or helping at-risk youth. Lakewood spent less than $1.2 million on missions and community service that year."

//-There's no Christian in this church at all.
BadReligion 
22 days ago
In the end, it's always about the money. #BadBusiness
Seems all of the #metoo garbage was just a smokescreen.
BadBusiness 
22 days ago
This is.....wrong. #BadPolitics
Pure Democracy has historically been as much a failure as communism, minus the genocide obviously.
BadPolitics 
23 days ago
The lies we tell ourselves. #BadMedia
Unfortunately, Democrats don’t have a similarly impressive candidate for governor. Lupe Valdez, the former sheriff of Dallas County, won her party’s nomination despite a stumbling performance on the campaign trail and a strikingly shallow grasp of state government issues. Valdez’s limp responses to some of the issues posed to her during the campaign raise serious questions about whether she’s up to the task.

More on the "real races" come November, but noting this for the moment when the Ed Board endorses Lupe Valdez.
BadMedia 
25 days ago
This is the dumbest column Grieder has ever written. #BadMedia
Calling the NRA "bullies" against the government is the epitome of stupid.

Who has the power here?

This is the last Grieder column I'm quoting. She's just too erratic to pay any attention to.
BadMedia 
25 days ago
Remember Who Works for Whom Chief Acevedo. Kevin D. Williamson. The Weekly Standard
Good to see Williamson still getting some work because he's usually dead-on.
BadPolitics 
4 weeks ago
Let's hope cooler heads prevail here. #LasVegas
Strikes in the customer service industry never have the intended effect, in fact, they typically cause much ill-will from consumers who get caught up in the middle.
Las_Vegas 
4 weeks ago
Good Lord the reader comments to this. #BadHumanity
I'm of the "get rid of the cheerleaders" persuasion but if you're going to have them you had better treat them fairly.
BadHumanity 
4 weeks ago
We're getting to a point where no one can in a film, ever. #BadMedia
Notice people didn't freak out about the fridging in that horrific piece of crap Atomic Blonde?
BadMedia 
4 weeks ago
Las Vegas casino workers to vote whether to go on strike. Las Vegas Review-Journal
Crap I hope they solve this quickly. I have a trip scheduled for June.
BadBusiness 
4 weeks ago
NFL's Goodell Lays Out 'Core Principles' For Sports Betting Regulation. Legal Sports Report.
The NFL understands the profit potential of this sans the "integrity fee" which in many states will be a non-starter.
GambleCast 
4 weeks ago
None of the "good reforms" touted here would have prevented this tragedy. #BadMedia
"It ends with good reforms - restricting sales of military-style assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, more effective gun storage requirements, stronger background checks"

/Except, and Lisa knows this, it doesn't end there. It's irresponsible of her to say otherwise.
BadMedia 
4 weeks ago
Amy Schumer is a sad, angry person. #BadHumanity
It's a royal wedding, I'm sure Markle will be fine.
BadHumanity 
5 weeks ago
Amazed how many reporters think there was no sports betting prior to Monday. #BadMedia
If they're so wrong on one issue, why do you assume they're so correct on others?
BadMedia 
5 weeks ago
Prospect and Pariah. S. L. Price, SI.com
Tough read. And a tough story.

How long do we continue to punish people for crimes of their youth?

That's a question I'm afraid we're getting more and more wrong in today's age of #metoo
BadHumanity 
5 weeks ago
It's not Golden State's fault no one can challenge them. It's the rest of the league's. #BadSports
No one played the roster game as smartly as did Golden State, and that's a problem for the NBA.
BadSports 
5 weeks ago
Charles Barkley is correct. This one is over. #BadSports
The NBA has the worst in-season product of any of the major sports leagues. It gets way more interesting in the off-season.
BadSports 
5 weeks ago
Lupe Valdez is calling for State-ran gambling in Texas. #BadPolitics
"Any revenue from gambling in Texas should go towards education and public services that help working Texans and not as a way to pay for handouts to big corporations"

//-Much like the lottery. Idiot.
BadPolitics 
5 weeks ago
The Issue Is Liberty, Not Gambling. WSJ
"The pundit-moralists who claim the Court has legalized sports gambling are ignorant of the law"

//-Leave it to the Journal to get it right.
BadMedia 
5 weeks ago
Supreme Court allows sports betting across the country. NBCNews
Won't matter much to Texans, unless they go to Louisiana.
SCOTUS 
5 weeks ago
The 'hockey fans' angry about the Golden Knights run come primarily from bad teams. #BadSports
The Knights winning the Cup would be OK for hockey, and great for Vegas.

Screw this "long suffering Cleveland fan" crap.
BadSports 
6 weeks ago
Big Government at work. #BadPolitics
And people will still, with a straight face, say that we need MORE of this.
BadPolitics 
6 weeks ago
You do not eliminate a deficit by increasing spending, yet that is what Turner is proposing to do. #HALV
..and, unwritten by Morris, who's all about keeping his access, raising taxes until people's eyes bleed.
HALV 
6 weeks ago
Translation: Spieler has been on vacation. #HALV
That, and they are going to go shopping for a low-turnout election.
HALV 
6 weeks ago
The obvious lesson is in regards to glass houses and stones. #BadHumanity
Sad for the women, comeuppance for Schneiderman who used his position in an attempt to bully others.
BadHumanity 
6 weeks ago
Spot the flaw in this "survey" . #BadScience
Food is going to be eaten anyway, either at home or while traveling. Goods will be purchased anyway.

What this is really about is control. Especially trying to price the poor out of global travel, which the elite believe should be reserved for themselves.
BadScience 
6 weeks ago
Southwest is learning that sometimes you can't win for losing. (And bad luck comes in bunches)
Reminds me of United's struggles recently. Just bad thing after bad thing.

I'm still flying them however. They have the best flights to Vegas bar none.
BadTravel 
6 weeks ago
I disagree with this piece entirely. #PostGOP
Trumpism is the most dangerous because it has changed the GOP for the worse.

Once you lose the principled right as a force in politics the left will fill the vacuum.

That said, damage done. But I will not become a Trumpet.
PostGOP 
6 weeks ago
Actually, one of the positives of Trump is that he's shown us just how awful politics are. #BadPolitics
"Will we assume, from here on out, that our politicians lie so cavalierly to us? That they misuse our taxpayer funds for the betterment of their private lives? That they are incapable of meeting the challenges of governance?"

//-You should assume that anyway. Politicians are horrible people only concerned with enriching themselves and their cronies, and staying in power.

The only difference between him and the Clintons is that the media is fake-shocked by Trump.
BadPolitics 
6 weeks ago
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