Alien Reptile Cults, E-Verify, and Organ Wait Lists
Weekend Reads: June 14, 2019
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill Declaring Children's Lemonade Stands Legal
Matthew Watkins | The Texas Tribune | Retweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
Just in time for summer, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill prohibiting cities or neighborhood associations from banning or regulating children who sell nonalcoholic drinks on private property.
US Job Openings Outnumber Unemployed by Widest Gap Ever
Sarah Chaney | The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Adam Thierer
In a historically tight job market, employers are having difficulty finding workers to fill open roles.
'A More Humane Country': Canada to Ban Keeping Whales, Dolphins in Captivity
Laura Howells | CBC News | Shared by Tyler Cowen
Three years after it was originally introduced, a bill that bans keeping and breeding cetaceans—including whales, dolphins and porpoises—passed the House of Commons. This could spell trouble for the country’s marine parks.
It Looked like a Simple Domestic Murder. Then Police Learned about the Alien Reptile Cult.
Kyle Swenson | The Washington Post | Retweeted by Veronique de Rugy
What appeared to be an open-and-shut case involved a bizarre backstory involving an extraterrestrial cult.
DJI’s New Drone for Kids Is a $500 Tank That Fires Lasers and Pellets
Ashlee Vance | Bloomberg Businessweek | Tweeted by Brian Knight
Drone maker DJI is unveiling a new product intended to get kids interested in robotics—not to mention it also fires lasers and pellets.
What Will the E-Verify Program Be Used to Surveil Next?
David Bier | Cato at Liberty | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
E-Verify, an electronic national identification system, is currently only used to monitor employment, but it could be expanded to gun sales, transportation, bank accounts, and more.
Trump Has Gotten China to Lower Its Tariffs. Just Toward Everyone Else.
Chad P. Bown, Euijin Jung, and Eva (Yiwen) Zhang| Peterson Institute for International Economics | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
While China has been raising retaliatory tariffs on US exports, they have been opening up their markets to other countries.
Your Organs Might Not Make It to Patients in Need
Tonya Ingram, Angelo Reid, Melissa Bein, and Maddi Bertrand| The New York Times | Retweeted by Michael D. Farren
People on the organ wait list argue that the organ recovery system needs more oversight and transparency to overcome inefficiency and a lack of accountability.