Doesn't surprise me. (But North Carolina has got to be pretty close.)
"Like tobacco industry executives before them, they have to lie in order to defend a flawed product."
Anybody with some training in economics or finance could tell the columnist that "technical analysis" will be no better, on average, than astrology.
Hey, San Franciscans: To paraphrase Groucho Marx (and later, Richard Pryor), who are you going to believe--the PR agency or your lying eyes (and noses)?
It depends, of course, on the audience, but it should generally be easy: the facts and the theory annihilate it.
Related: Richard Epstein, "The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists" and Jazz Shaw, "WaPo Goes All In On Socialism With An Attack On Capitalism". (Not the "WaPo" but Post columnist Steven Pearlstein.)
And this: "Venezuela: Socialism in Action".
Bryan Caplan does an excellent job answering the critics of George Mason economics. If more people were as thoughtful and observant as the George Mason folks are the world would be a much better place.
"I see no way around it: either Bloomberg’s report is significantly wrong, at least as pertains to Amazon and Apple, or Apple and Amazon have issued blatantly false denials."
I absolutely agree. It's discouraging that some conservatives want to "break up" Google and others. This is especially so given that Google's competitors are literally a click away. (I don't give two bottle caps for Facebook or Twitter.)
And haven't those conservatives heard about "Who guards the guardians?"
Robert P. Murphy, writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, eviscerates the dopey argument for a minimum wage in disguise.
I'm not worried about Justice Kavanaugh's temperament, but in case you are, please read this.
Related: "A Modest Compromise on Judge Kavanaugh’s ‘Temperament’".