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About Markets and Choice in a Free Society

Freeing the Sports World of Steroids, Silencing Donald Sterling, Stopping Global Warming and more… FIRST PUBLISHED IN MIXEDMARKETARTIST.COM BY BILLY LEE When the division of labour has been once thoroughly established, it is but a very small part of a man’s wants which the produce of his own labour can supply. He supplies the far…
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The Wolf of Wall Street: What Big Teeth You Have! The Easier to Degrade America With.

The wolf is an animal – known for its primal nature. The wolf does not attack the well adapted. The wolf hunts and preys upon the weak. Man is not an animal. Man can reason. The rational mind separates Man from the animal kingdom. Choice in possession of a human being is all together different than choice possessed…
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Copying beetle wings to design MAVs that can recover from midair collisions

SOURCE: TECH XPLORE A pair of researchers at Konkuk University has designed a miniaturized micro air vehicle (MAV) capable of recovering from midair collisions. In their paper published in the journal Science, Hoang Vu Phan and Hoon Cheol Park describe their study of collision recovery in rhinoceros beetles and how they applied their findings to the…
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Cargill is Supporting Efforts to Seek Sustainable Solutions Unique to Farms

SOURCE: CARGILL From the Ground Up: Partnering with Farmers to Advance Soil Health Solutions Head in any direction out of Des Moines, Iowa and it won’t take long until you’re in the middle of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country. This is where you’ll find Will Cannon’s corn and soybean operations…
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DoorDash, Wish and Affirm Join Airbnb to Fuel Year-End IPO Boom

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG (Bloomberg) — As Airbnb Inc. prepares for its long-awaited Nasdaq debut, other consumer-facing technology companies are joining the going-public party, which had been dominated so far this year by enterprise software listings. Food-delivery service DoorDash Inc., online discount retailer Wish Inc. and installment loans provider Affirm Inc. could join Airbnb in making their…
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How the NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) is Measured

SOURCE: NAHB The RMI survey asks remodelers to rate five components of the remodeling market as “good, ” “fair” or “poor.” Each question is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where an index number above 50 indicates that a higher share view conditions as good than poor. The Current Conditions Index is an…
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Google-backed ‘plumber’ Amwell spikes in debut, IPO a barometer of booming telehealth market

SOURCE: YAHOO FINANCE American Well Corp. (AMWL), began trading Thursday in a long-awaited move that may help boost competition in the increasingly hot telehealth market, and rides a wave of growing enthusiasm for virtual doctor visits that swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amwell’s stock opened at $25 per share, well above the initial public offering (IPO)…
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Clean Energy Trust backs 2 new Chicago startups

SOURCE: CHICAGO INNO Two Chicago cleantech startups just got funding from the Clean Energy Trust, a fund that backs energy upstarts across the Midwest. The Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust announced Wednesday that it invested in Renewance, a startup focused on battery recycling that connects electric vehicle companies and other businesses to recycling solutions, and Iris Light Technologies, a maker…
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Zoom Goes From Conferencing App to the Pandemic’s Social Network

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK Eric Yuan built a tech unicorn in the unflashy business of enterprise communications. Then, suddenly, the world needed it to be something else. Like the rest of us, Eric Yuan is taking things day by day right now. The founder and chief executive officer of teleconferencing software company Zoom gets up each…
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Telehealth Startup Launches Platform to Treat Coronavirus Patients Remotely

SOURCE: CHICAGO INNO With hospitals becoming overcrowded with coronavirus patients, a Chicago startup has developed a tech-based method to care for COVID-19 patients at home. Chicago telehealth startup 4D Healthware announced that it launched a new COVID-19 monitoring platform, based on its original software, which allows for remote monitoring, physician and lab supported diagnosis, and at-home treatment. By equipping…
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