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The electricity markets in the two most-populous states couldn’t be more different. California government heavily regulates electricity while Texas allows free market competition in most of the state. Yet, Texas produced about five times the amount of wind power as did California in 2017 while it generated about 29 percent more non-hydroelectric renewable power (California's strict renewable power rules excludes the power from large dams as being considered renewable), such as solar, biomass and geothermal than California while California’s retail electric rates were 89 percent higher than Texas’ in 2017. It can only be the ham-fisted hand of government that could cause electric prices to rise by 13 percent when the primary fuel costs for electricity decline by 70 percent.
KARL MARX AND MARXISM AT TWO HUNDRED
A specter continues to haunt the world, the specter of Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago, on May 5, 1818, the father of twentieth century totalitarian communism, the guidebook writer of revolutionary mass-murdering dictatorship, and the inspirer of disastrous socialist central planning was born in Trier, Germany. Looking over the political and economic landscape of what Karl Marx’s ideas wrought, over especially the last one hundred years, one might think that his name and his legacy would be held in the same hatred, contempt and disgust as Adolph Hitler, the fashioner of German National Socialism (Nazism). But, instead, now at a time when we are marking the two hundredth anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, we see his ideas continuing to have their perverse affect, including in the transmuted form of tribalist “identity politics.”
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Now you can pay child support at 7-Eleven in Washington
Washington parents who owe child support and need or want to pay in cash now have a new way to get payments where they need to go: 7-Eleven. Starting this week, the state is working with vendor PayNearMe to take payments at the convenience stores because, well, they're convenient.