Lazy Union Labor: A Job Killer
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a clash between an American company and the French, the job impacts of the sequester, and an economic outlook.
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Light may not have mass, momentum, charge or a chemical formula, but it now shares an important distinction with many elements found on The Periodic Table. In France, light is being regulated as a pollutant. The Guardian UK shares details below.
Shops and offices throughout France will be forced to turn off their lights overnight in a bid to fight light pollution, the country’s environment ministry has announced. Under the new law, which comes into effect on 1 July, lights in shop window displays will be turned off at 1am. Interior lights in offices and other non-residential buildings will have to be switched off an hour after the last employee leaves.
The goal of the law is actually to prevent CO2 emissions which French Ecology Minister Delphine Batho seems to believe are harming the planet. The proponents of this tactical retreat to ages before Edison claim it will save enough energy to power 750,000 French households every year. It once again amazes me what depredations of liberty are possible when they are sold as environment-friendly policy.
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Tech at Night: Reid’s bluff called on Lieberman-Collins, so bill falters. Google fined millions but is it enough?
Lieberman-Collins is in trouble! There is apparently some misinformation going around. I’ve seen people claiming that gun control is in the bill, when it’s just an amendment possibly to be added, along with an anti-Obamacare amendment going around. Further, The Hill posted and pulled a story saying Harry Reid postponed the Cybersecurity Act. But it looks like I was right to respect Republican attempts to | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Cybersecurity Act
, Google Play
, Harry Reid
, Rainbow Warrior
, Ron Johnson
, SECURE IT
, Street View
Has France Surrendered to Germany Again?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the potential surrender of French financial sovereignty to Germany and the growing number of Americans on food stamps. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at bjackson[at]coffeeandmarkets.com. We | Read More »
Congressman Tim Griffin on Washington’s $1 Billion Cell Phone Giveaway
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Congressman Tim Griffin to discuss his efforts to curtail the federal government’s cell phone give away plan, the billion dollar fraud and abuse plaguing this program, and how we can avoid Europe’s fiscal mess here in the US. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen | Read More »
Tech at Night: France fines Google for giving away free maps, FCC reform, Pastrami
Good news? I had a great Pastrami Burger tonight from a place called The Hat. Seriously: the pastrami itself is great, and I’ll probably go for the Pastrami Dip next time. Bad news? It was a busy evening and now I’m tired. The good news that wins out? Not much to cover tonight, so let’s go. In France it’s illegal to give away free maps. | Read More »
Delta and American Airlines May Merge and Credit Downgrades Sweep Europe
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the potential merger of Delta and American Airlines, the credit downgrades of nine countries in Europe and the continuing crisis in Greece. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to | Read More »
Tech at Night: Spectrum Dishonesty at the Obama FCC, SOPA alternative emerges, AT&T Kulaks targeted further
There’s a new story developing. I’ve touched on it now and then, but the pieces are coming together. The FCC temporarily blocked the AT&T/Qualcomm deal to let AT&T buy spectrum using the excuse that they wanted to evaluate it together with the AT&T/T-Mobile deal. Well, the latter deal has been withdrawn from the FCC, so now what’s the hold up? It turns out that the | Read More »
, America Invents Act
, Barack Obama
, Chuck Grassley
, Dana Rohrabacher
, Darrell Issa
, Energy and Commerce
, Eric Holder
, Galaxy Tab
, iPhone 4S
, Julius Genachowski
, Justice Department
, Michael Copps
, OPEN Act
, PATENT WARS
, PROTECT IP
, Ron Wyden
, Spectrum Screen
Is This the Beginning of the End for the Euro?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Germany’s failed bond auction, calls for a more politically unified Europe, and the potential end of the Euro. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »
Germany Looks to Consolidate Their Power in the EU
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a new German push to politically unite Europe to save the Eurozone, Obama’s decision to kill 20,000 jobs, and we respond to a question from a listener. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and | Read More »
Our Anglophobic President
At the outset of his presidency, Barack Obama promised to restore America’s great diplomatic stature, weakened in the politically costly wake of its war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Healed by renewed international cooperation, those wounds would be a thing of America’s darker, Republican past, he promised. But Number 10 never envisioned that Mr. Obama’s overhaul of America’s international relations would come at the cost | Read More »
Viva la Union? Breaking the Stranglehold of Government Unions Before It’s Too Late.
Last week, it was revealed that the government workers’ union AFSCME is spending $87.5 million to try to keep Democrats from being defeated on November 2nd. Interestingly, some people seemed shocked by this. They really shouldn’t be though. For decades, America’s union bosses have touted a desire to be more like their European counterparts and they’ve figured out the only way for them to accomplish | Read More »
, government unionism
, heritage foundation
, Public Sector Unions
, Richard Trumka
, Samuel Gompers