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Volume XVI, Issue #4,016
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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In the News:

1) EU strikes free trade [sic] deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism
2) Trump “walks back” criticism of Deep State intel agency credibility
3) Afghanistan: Islamic State bomber kills 20, Taliban kill nine
4) Mueller asks Manafort judge to immunize five witnesses
5) Israel: Regime bans occupation critics from schools
6) Obama slams populist “right-wing billionaires,” touts liberal push for “universal income”
7) Iraq: At least eight dead as protests spread
8) Judge rules for Trump regime in suit over shifting corporate welfare from Planned Parenthood to “faith-based” moochers
9) Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects
10) IBM backs FDIC-insured cryptocurrency
11) States sue US to void state and local tax deduction cap
12) Iran: Regime takes US regime to court over violations of nuclear deal
13) Reporter corrected after tweeting alleged Russian spy was photographed in Trump’s Oval Office
14) US Congress: Massachusetts pols introduce bill banning “gay and trans panic defense”
15) Researchers looking for volunteers to smoke weed and “drive”
16) Report: Stolen plutonium still missing after more than a year
17) MGM Resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre, denies liability
18) Syria: Refugees approach Israeli frontier as regime forces close in
19) NYPD to feds: Tired of waiting on you, prepared to act on Garner killing
20) UK: Brexit campaigners fined and reported to police over “illegal donations”

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) “Trump is a Russian plant”: Birtherism for liberals [sic] 22) Supreme Court should not represent the American people; its job is to interpret laws
23) Laws are for the little people
24) Elections: More than half of Americans believe fairy tales are real
25) The Deep State went after JFK on Russia too
26) How technology bolsters your right to work, choose, and earn
27) Trump is not Putin’s puppet
28) John Brennan misses Communist Russia
29) The wisdom of Eric Hoffer
30) Bank workers rising
31) One country, two radically different narratives
32) OBR — we can’t afford the welfare state we’ve already got
33) Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly ruled in favor of the security state, most recently for the CIA — and against me
34) EPA transparency rule will bolster science and improve rulemaking
35) Five questions on the Trump-Putin summit
36) Canary in the coal mine — emerging market contagion
37) Echoes past and future: Helsinki goon show masks the real rot that bedevils us
38) Trump’s summit message to the Russia collusion witch-hunters: Dream on, losers
39) “Dorky” doesn’t define it
40) Italian Catholics increasingly embrace Vladimir Putin
41) How Trump can lower drug prices
42) The follies and distortions of the Global Peace Index
43) US collects record tax revenue, but deficits keep piling up
44) Giving Putin a pass [sic] on vote meddling, Trump widens rifts back in US
45) Left’s claims of “treason” on Trump-Putin talks smack of dangerous political hysteria
46) Avoiding ostrich behavior: Free speech as a nonpartisan ideal
47) Does “obedience” have any redeeming qualities?
48) Make governments compete — for us
49) Radical Markets in immigration
50) The police state abolishes the trial

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/17/18
52) Scott Adams Says, 07/17/18
53) The Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 226
54) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 64
55) Postcards from Somalia, episode 2
56) Plastic straw myths
57) Humans of Bitcoin, 07/17/18
58) Free Talk Live, 07/16/18
59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1196
60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 74

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***** In the News *****

1) EU strikes free trade [sic] deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism
Source: RT [Russian state media]

“Top officials from Brussels have come to Tokyo to sign the world’s biggest single market trade deal with Japan. The move will strengthen global trade cooperation that has been recently shattered by the current US administration. The agreement was signed during the meeting of EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The deal is set to eliminate 99 percent of export levies on Japanese goods coming to the bloc with tariffs on European imports to Japan expected to remain at around 94 percent. The difference is due to temporary exemptions for culturally and politically sensitive products such as rice. The new pact will set up a free trade [sic] zone covering nearly a third of the global economy and more than 600 million people.” [editor’s note: “Free trade” isn’t a complicated pact eliminating some tariffs. It’s ending trade restrictions entirely. But this sounds a hell of a lot better than Trump’s idiotic war on American producers and consumers – TLK] (07/17/18)

https://www.rt.com/business/433477-eu-japan-free-trade-deal/

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2) Trump “walks back” criticism of Deep State intel agency credibility
Source: USA Today

“Seeking to quell the furor over his apparent embrace of Vladimir Putin, President Trump said Tuesday he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russians interfered with the 2016 election — but added that others could have been involved as well. ‘I have full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies, always have,’ Trump told reporters at the White House, though ‘it could be other people also’ involved in hacking Democrats and pushing fake news during his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. Trump’s remarks before a meeting with Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee came a day after he faced bipartisan criticism for pro-Putin comments after Monday’s summit in Helsinki.” [editor’s note: As has been noted by wiser commentators, he was standing right beside Putin when he made his initial statement, which contained a very obvious “wink” – SAT] (07/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/17/trump-addresses-summit-criticism/790354002

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3) Afghanistan: Islamic State bomber kills 20, Taliban kill nine
Source: ABC News

“An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province, a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban-run jail, officials said. In southern Kandahar province, the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Arghistan district late on Monday night, killing nine policemen and wounding seven, according to Daud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor. Zia Durrani, the provincial police spokesman, said 25 Taliban fighters were killed and 15 were wounded in the ensuing battle in Arghistan, a violate districts close to the Pakistani border.” (07/17/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/official-54-released-form-taliban-prison-afghanistan-56634843

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4) Mueller asks Manafort judge to immunize five witnesses
Source: Bloomberg

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to give immunity to five people who may testify at the bank-fraud trial starting next week against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Mueller didn’t identify the witnesses, who haven’t been charged. The five would invoke their constitutional right against self-incrimination and remain silent unless Judge T.S. Ellis III grants them immunity, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify, according to the filing.” (07/17/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-17/mueller-asks-manafort-judge-to-give-immunity-to-five-witnesses

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5) Israel: Regime bans occupation critics from schools
Source: New York Post

“Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils. Critics of the law, which passed with 43 votes in favor and 24 against in the 120-seat Knesset, said it was a blow to core democratic values like free speech and part of the Israeli government’s effort to delegitimize rights groups and NGOs. The amendment to the education act grants new powers to Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the religious-nationalist Jewish Home party, to order schools to bar certain groups from giving lectures to students. The legislation has been dubbed the ‘Breaking the Silence’ law, a reference to the Israeli group of that name which collects and publishes testimony from Israeli veterans about the military’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and during conflicts with militants in Gaza.” (07/17/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/07/17/israel-bans-occupation-critics-from-schools/

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6) Obama slams populist “right-wing billionaires,” touts liberal push for “universal income”
Source: Fox News

“Former President Barack Obama, in a rare post-presidency speech abroad, took several thinly veiled shots at his successor and other populist ‘right-wing billionaires’ — while openly touting a controversial liberal push for ‘universal income.’ In one of his biggest speeches since leaving the White House, Obama delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. He used the platform to rail against populist movements, which have gained strength in the U.S. and Europe. ‘Given the strange and uncertain times we are in (and they are strange, and they are uncertain), with each day’s news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines, I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective,’ Obama began. He went on to slam the ‘right-wing billionaires’ leading populist movements, in a clear reference to President Trump and like-minded politicians in Europe.” [editor’s note: He can’t run again, but if he keeps it up, he can ensure that no other Democrat wins, either – SAT] (07/17/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/17/obama-slams-populist-right-wing-billionaires-touts-liberal-push-for-universal-income.html

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7) Iraq: At least eight dead as protests spread
Source: CNN

“At least eight people are dead and dozens injured in weeklong protests over jobs and basic services, Iraq’s Ministry of Health spokesman Saif al-Bader said Monday. The protests started in the southern Iraq port city of Basra and spread to different areas of the country. At least 56 people have been wounded, seven of them critically, Bader said in a news conference.” (07/17/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/world/iraq-protests-violent/index.html

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8) Judge rules for Trump regime in suit over shifting corporate welfare from Planned Parenthood to “faith-based” moochers
Source: Reuters

“A federal judge ruled on Monday against birth control organizations that sought to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence. Three planned Parenthood organizations along with the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association filed lawsuits, which were later combined, in May challenging guidelines the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued in February. Those guidelines set forth new criteria for how the department under Republican President Donald Trump would assess applications for grants under the Title X family planning program. The grants are expected to total $260 million.” (07/17/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-birthcontrol/judge-rules-for-trump-administration-in-suit-over-family-planning-program-shift-idUSKBN1K70C9

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9) Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched an unusual barrage of criticism at officials over delays in completing economic projects. The country’s leaders usually praise officials during factory visits. But this time state media said he was ‘speechless’ a power plant was only 70% complete and ‘appalled’ by hot-spring bathtubs ‘dirtier than fish tanks.’ Pyongyang has long pushed for economic progress as the secondary aim alongside developing nuclear arms. Mr Kim’s latest inspection tour took him to four sites in North Hamgyong province, bordering China. At Orangchon power station, he complained that only 70% of the facility had been completed, 17 years after construction began.” (07/17/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44855699

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10) IBM backs FDIC-insured cryptocurrency
Source: Venture Beat

“Stronghold is launching a cryptocurrency that is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and IBM will explore how to use it on its own IBM Blockchain Platform. The move is aimed at instilling more trust in cryptocurrency and increasing its usefulness based on the technical advantages of blockchain, which is a decentralized, secure, and transparent ledger. Stronghold is a financial institution building an asset-agnostic global payment and trade ecosystem. The Stronghold USD crypto-dollar, or stable coin, is federally insured by [Prime Trust].” (07/17/18)

https://venturebeat.com/2018/07/17/ibm-backs-fdic-insured-stronghold-cryptocurrency/

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11) States sue US to void state and local tax deduction cap
Source: Reuters

“Four U.S. states sued the federal government on Tuesday to void the new $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes included in President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul. The lawsuit by New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey came seven months after Trump signed the $1.5 trillion overhaul passed by the Republican-led Congress, which cut taxes for wealthy Americans and slashed the corporate tax rate. Critics have said the cap would disproportionately harm ‘blue’ states that tilt Democratic. Tuesday’s lawsuit adds to the many legal battles between such states, including several with high taxes, and the Trump administration, which was accused of unconstitutionally intruding on state sovereignty by imposing the cap.” (07/17/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taxes-lawsuit/states-sue-u-s-to-void-state-and-local-tax-deduction-cap-idUSKBN1K71PO

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12) Iran: Regime takes US regime to court over violations of nuclear deal
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“Iran has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to ‘hold [the] US accountable for its unlawful re-imposition of unilateral sanctions,’ Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter Monday. ‘Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of US contempt for diplomacy & legal obligations. It’s imperative to counter its habit of violating int’l law,’ the tweet read. Zarif did not expand on the claim it would bring before the ICJ, but officials have repeatedly accused the US of imposing illegal sanctions on Iran after pulling out [sic] of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known colloquially as the Iran nuclear deal, in May.” [editor’s note: The US can only “pull out of” the JCPOA by giving up its membership in the United Nations. Otherwise, it is obligated by treaty (the UN Charter) to abide by Security Council resolutions, and the JCPOA is codified in such a resolution – TLK] (07/17/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/iran-takes-icj-imposed-sanctions-180716160054610.html

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13) Reporter corrected after tweeting alleged Russian spy was photographed in Trump’s Oval Office
Source: Fox News

“Mic reporter Emily Singer has apologized after mistakenly claiming Tuesday that alleged Russian agent Maria Butina was among a group photographed in the Oval Office in 2017. The woman in the photo turned out to be a National Security Council staffer. Butina, 29, was arrested Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government, according to court papers unsealed in Washington. She made her initial court appearance Monday afternoon, and was ordered held pending a hearing set for Wednesday. Singer’s now-deleted tweet featured an image of Russian diplomat Sergey Lavrov’s group visiting Trump in the Oval Office in May 2017 with the caption, ‘I thought this was a photoshop, but it’s not. This is Maria Butina — arrested for being a Russian spy — in the Oval Office with Trump.’” [editor’s note: Aw c’mon, don’t all redheads look alike? Even the Onion would be above this – SAT] (07/17/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/07/17/mic-reporter-corrected-after-tweeting-alleged-russian-spy-was-photographed-in-trumps-oval-office.html

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14) US Congress: Massachusetts pols introduce bill banning “gay and trans panic defense”
Source: NBC News

“Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy, both Massachusetts Democrats, are pushing legislation that would end the use of so-called ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses in federal court. The legislation, titled Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018, states that these controversial defenses ‘seek to partially or completely excuse crimes such as murder and assault on the grounds that the sexual orientation or gender identity of the victim is provocation enough for the violent reaction of the defendant.’ This rare defense tactic is already banned in California and Illinois but is still theoretically usable in federal court. With this bill, Markey and Kennedy aim to change that.” [editor’s note: A defendant should be allowed to present any “defense” he damn well pleases, andd jurors, not legislators, should decide whether or not that defense is credible – TLK] (07/17/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lawmakers-introduce-bill-banning-gay-trans-panic-defense-n891886

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15) Researchers looking for volunteers to smoke weed and “drive”
Source: Smell the Truth

“An upcoming scientific study is looking for people to get stoned while behind the wheel, albeit not on any actual roads. Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) are conducting a study to judge how long users are impaired to drive after consuming cannabis, ABC15.com reports. UCSD’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) recently announced a partnership with the California Highway Patrol to conduct the study authorized by the California Legislature. ‘If you smoked this morning are you impaired throughout the day? Are you impaired for a couple of hours? Or are you not impaired? We’re trying to answer that,’ said Tom Marcotte, Co-Director of the CMCR. The research team is looking for 180 participants with experience using marijuana, making this study the largest of its kind.” (07/16/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/07/16/researchers-are-looking-for-volunteers-to-smoke-weed-and-drive

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16) Report: Stolen plutonium still missing after more than a year
Source: The Hill

“An unknown amount of radioactive nuclear material that was stolen from the rental car of two Department of Energy security experts in San Antonio more than a year ago is still missing, according to a new report. A new report from the Center for Public Integrity details how the materials were stolen from the back of a rental car while parked overnight at a hotel last year. The theft was previously unannounced by the FBI or the San Antonio police. … Idaho National Laboratory spokeswoman Sarah Neumann told CPI that the amount of material stolen was not enough to create a nuclear bomb, and that there is ‘little or no danger’ from the materials being lost. The Department of Energy declined to comment for CPI’s investigation.” (07/16/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/397247-plutonium-still-missing-after-being-stolen-from-security-experts-car

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17) MGM Resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre, denies liability
Source: USA Today

“MGM Resorts International, owner of the Las Vegas hotel from which Stephen Paddock fatally shot 58 people and wounded hundreds more at an outdoor concert, has filed suit against hundreds of the victims claiming the entertainment giant has ‘no liability of any kind.’ The Oct. 1 rampage was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The federal lawsuit drew outrage on social media, but MGM said in a statement the filing was meant to ‘seek a timely resolution’ for shooting victims who have sued the company since the attack during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. MGM adds, however, that litigation filed against it ‘must be dismissed.’ ‘The unforeseeable events of October 1st affected thousands of people in Las Vegas and throughout North America,’ MGM Resorts spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in a statement. ‘From the day of this tragedy, we have focused on the recovery of those impacted by the despicable act of one evil individual.’” (07/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/07/17/mgm-resorts-sues-victims-las-vegas-massacre-denies-liability/791511002

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18) Syria: Refugees approach Israeli frontier as regime forces close in
Source: The Daily Star [Lebanon]

“Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces. Tens of thousands of Syrians have arrived near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in the past month, fleeing a rapidly advancing offensive which has defeated rebels across a swathe of territory near Jordan and Israel. The offensive has triggered the single biggest displacement of the war, with several hundred thousand people uprooted. Both Israel and Jordan have said they will not allow Syrians to cross into their territory.” (07/17/18)

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/Jul-17/456868-syrian-civilians-approach-israeli-frontier-fence-in-golan-heights.ashx

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19) NYPD to feds: Tired of waiting on you, prepared to act on Garner killing
Source: Yahoo! News

“The New York Police Department gave an ultimatum to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, saying it would proceed with disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, absent action by federal prosecutors. In a letter sent a day before the fourth anniversary of Garner’s killing on a city sidewalk by police trying to arrest him for peddling untaxed cigarettes, the police department decried the pace of the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation. Cellphone video footage of Garner repeatedly saying ‘I can’t breathe!’ to the officer whose arm is around his neck helped focus national attention on police killings of unarmed black men and fueled the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement.” (07/16/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-police-ready-act-chokehold-case-not-keep-013135102.html

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20) UK: Brexit campaigners fined and reported to police over “illegal donations”
Source: The Daily Times [United Kingdom]

“The official Brexit referendum campaign illegally funnelled over half a million pounds in donations to a group of social media ‘ninjas’ to help it win the vote to leave the EU, the election watchdog ruled today. The Electoral Commission issued a record £61,000 fine to Vote Leave and reported its findings to the police for a possible criminal investigation. It also accused the campaign of ‘resisting’ its investigation into ‘serious breaches of laws put in place to ensure fairness and transparency.’ Vote Leave, which was supported by senior politicians including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, rejected the commission’s findings, accusing it of making ‘false accusations and incorrect assertions that are wholly inaccurate and do not stand up to scrutiny.’” (07/17/18)

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vote-leave-case-referred-to-police-after-record-fine-lzvr2gx5d

***** Everybody Has An Opinion *****

21) “Trump is a Russian plant”: Birtherism for liberals [sic] Source: spiked
by Tom Slater

“There’s no doubting that Helsinki was remarkable, and further proof of Trump’s vanity. At the afternoon press conference, following two hours of private talks between the two leaders, Trump effectively sided with Putin over his own intelligence agencies and Justice Department, which had indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking into Democrats’ emails just days before the summit. Putin also admitted that he had wanted Trump to win the election, because of his pledge to reset relations with Russia. It is hard to think of a recent precedent. But did Trump’s performance constitute ‘treason,’ as former former CIA director John Brennan and the entirety of DC Twitter allege? Did it suggest that Trump is an ‘asset of Russian intelligence,’ as one New York Times columnist pondered? Of course not. And it’s dangerous to suggest otherwise. The gap between what happened at that press conference and the histrionics on Twitter yesterday was remarkable.” (07/17/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/trump-is-a-russian-plant-birtherism-for-liberals/

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22) Supreme Court should not represent the American people; its job is to interpret laws
Source: USA Today
by Alex Hubbard

“Every now and then the idea to enlarge the U.S. Supreme Court comes around. Most recently, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn H. Reynolds made a case for appointing 50 new justices to the court, based on another proposal from Harvard’s Ian Samuel, who suggested adding six new justices if Democrats win power after 2020. Most of these schemes are nothing more than cynical power grabs all having to do with the failure of the court to rule in a way that pleases a political party. Yes, the court has political ties. It does not live in a vacuum or in a perfect world. But changing the rules of the game essentially because a political organization has not gotten its way opens the country to even worse partisan warfare in which no one will ultimately be well served.” (07/16/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/07/15/supreme-court-has-one-job-and-its-not-represent-people/786689002

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23) Laws are for the little people
Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“For aww-shucks acknowledgment of abuse of power, it’s hard to beat Arizona-style honesty. When informed by a sheriff’s deputy that doing 97 miles per hour in a 55 zone was a tad excessive, state Rep. Paul Mosley (R-District 5) answered, ‘Well, I was doing 120 earlier … This goes 140. That’s what I like about it.’ Under fire from the public and the press, Rep. Mosley apologized both for speeding and for his ‘jokes about frequently driving over 100 miles per hour.’ But he drove away from that incident free as a bird, and likely faces no consequences more perilous than what the voters can muster up at the ballot box. As he explained to the deputy, he enjoys ‘legislative immunity.’ Lots of government officials seem to enjoy immunity with a wink and a nod. But in Arizona, immunity is actually official.” (07/17/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/07/17/laws-are-for-the-little-people

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24) Elections: More than half of Americans believe fairy tales are real
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Politics, 51% of respondents agree (15% ‘strongly’ and 36% ‘somewhat’) with the statement ‘American elections are fair and open.’ The Ipsos headline characterizes that percentage as ‘only half.’ That’s akin to noting that ‘only half’ of Americans believe the Earth is a flat disc of provolone cheese, balanced atop the fingertips of seven celestial belly dancers. ‘Only’ half?

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13879

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25) The Deep State went after JFK on Russia too
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“As the old saying goes, it’s deja vu all over again. Like Trump, Kennedy was called a traitor, an appeaser, and a coward for seeking to establish friendly relations with the Soviet Union, whose principal member was Russia. Back then, it was the deep state — that is, the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA — and the rightwing who were condemning Kennedy for his outreach to Russia. To capture a sense of the deep rage that was felt toward Kennedy, take a look at the following two images on the Internet: The first image is a flier entitled ‘Wanted for Treason’ that the rightwing was circulating in Dallas on the day that Kennedy was killed. It accused him of betraying the Constitution and our friends and befriending our enemies, including Russia. The second image is an advertisement entitled ‘Welcome Mr. Kennedy to Dallas’ that appeared in the Dallas Morning News on the day of his assassination. It too reflected the mindset of the U.S. national-security establishment. It angrily condemned Kennedy for going soft on the Russians and other communists and for scrapping the Monroe Doctrine for ‘the Spirit of Moscow.’” (07/17/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/07/17/the-deep-state-went-after-jfk-on-russia-too/

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26) How technology bolsters your right to work, choose, and earn
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“It’s hard to remember how hard it was to look for work — or leave your current job — before technology changed everything. Consider what LinkedIn does for you. It allows you to have your own identity apart from your current employer, as if you own your labor. You gather your own network and keep it as you move from job to job. You can job hunt without seeming to betray your boss. You can be available for job offers too, even if you don’t think of yourself as being on the market. When you change jobs, you can add that to your profile with a few clicks and have that change announced to your network. Otherwise everything is the same. You are faced with a daily variety of choice among employers competing to hire you for your skills. Or you can very easily go solo, choosing to gig and contract as your own personal business. This is emancipation. This gives you freedom of choice. Maybe that doesn’t impress you too much. We take it all for granted. But actually social media platforms have changed everything about the right to work.” (07/17/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/how-technology-bolsters-your-right-work-choose-and-earn

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27) Trump is not Putin’s puppet
Source: The New Republic
by Conor Lynch

“President Donald Trump’s seven-day swing through Europe last week, which concluded on Monday with his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was clarifying. But not in the way many critics think. While Trump’s latest trip abroad provided some important insights into his worldview and ideology, which has long stumped observers, for many it simply confirmed once and for all that he is Putin’s puppet. Charles Blow, the New York Times columnist, wrote that ‘Trump is a traitor and may well be treasonous,’ a sentiment that other Trump critics appeared to share. ‘Dear Allies: Call on Trump to resign,’ MSNBC contributor Scott Dworkin tweeted. ‘The world can’t afford to have Putin’s puppet acting as if he’s president.’ … These and other critics couldn’t think of any other explanation for Trump’s behavior over the past week. … But there’s a more plausible explanation. Trump sees himself in (and aspires to be) the Russian president, not just as a nationalistic authoritarian but a distinguished culture warrior.” [editor’s note: At last, a somewhat sane theory – SAT] (07/17/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/149955/trump-not-putins-puppet

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28) John Brennan misses Communist Russia
Source: The American Spectator
by George Neumayr

“John Brennan’s anti-Trump tweets grow more and more maniacal. His latest tweet holds that Donald Trump’s Russian diplomacy in Helsinki ‘rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.” That tells people all they need to know about the unseriousness of the left’s impeachment drive, not to mention exposing once again the demented malice behind the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign. The unhinged criticism is also hilariously rich, given that John Brennan, who supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party, meets the textbook definition of a useful idiot for the Russians. At the height of the Cold War, he was rooting for the Reds, casting his vote in 1976 for Gus Hall, the American Communist Party’s presidential candidate. If anyone is adept at serving as a dupe for the Russians, it is John Brennan. To paraphrase John Kerry, he was for them before he was against them.” (07/17/18)

https://spectator.org/john-brennan-misses-communist-russia/

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29) The wisdom of Eric Hoffer
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed

“‘There is not an idea that cannot be expressed in 200 words. But the writer must know precisely what he wants to say. If you have nothing to say and want badly to say it, then all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice.’ The quote you just read, written by Eric Hoffer in 1977, is a perfect example of both clarity and economy. It makes an unambiguous point with all the verbiage necessary to make it, and not a syllable more. It’s vintage Eric Hoffer, who expressed a new idea (or burnished an old one) about every 200 words or so. For decades, he’s been my personal favorite among philosophers.” (07/17/18)

https://fee.org/articles/the-wisdom-of-eric-hoffer-part-i/

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30) Bank workers rising
Source: The American Prospect
by Harold Meyerson

“Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a city ordinance that sought to do something no other U.S.-based government had done before: Insulate bank employees (and through them, the bank’s depositors) from their bank’s high-pressure sales tactics. The ordinance stipulated that in order for the city to deposit its funds in a bank, that bank would have to produce documents demonstrating that it wasn’t linking its employees’ pay, or continued employment, to the sale of products that its depositors might (or might not) want or need. There was ample reason why it was Los Angeles that produced the first such ordinance, for it was in Los Angeles that the first major Wells Fargo scandal (there have been several since) came to light.” (07/17/18)

http://prospect.org/article/bank-workers-rising

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31) One country, two radically different narratives
Source: The Atlantic
by Emma Green

“The United States is one country, but Americans are living in two separate worlds. In one version of America, the country is headed in the totally wrong direction. Billionaires control politics. Foreign governments meddle in elections. And not enough people vote to demand a change. In the other America, things are looking up, particularly with a good president in office. But some civic functions are still broken — especially the media, which is politically biased against certain candidates. It’s not new for Americans to have divergent views on the health of their country’s democracy. But a new survey, co-created by The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), suggests that they have become radically split in their basic perceptions of reality, especially on controversial topics such as Russian interference in the 2016 election.” (07/17/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/poll-prri-republican-democratic-voter/565328/

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32) OBR — we can’t afford the welfare state we’ve already got
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“The Office for Budget Reponsibility — what a name, eh, proof perfect that those who spend the money aren’t responsible with it — has insisted today that we cannot afford the welfare state that we’ve already promised ourselves. This does rather put the kibosh on plans to extend it. More specifically, it says that in order to fund the things which we have already promised ourselves we must raise taxes. That is, within the amount that we’re already willing to pay we cannot afford those promises. Oh, and the implication is that those surveys about willingness to pay more tax also don’t work.” (07/17/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/tax/obr-we-cant-afford-the-welfare-state-weve-already-got/

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33) Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly ruled in favor of the security state, most recently for the CIA — and against me
Source: The Intercept
by Jefferson Morley

“Kavanaugh’s ruling in Morley v. CIA was of a piece with his record as an advocate of unbridled executive branch power. His view that at a sitting president cannot be indicted, or even subpoenaed, is well known. Less known is his permissive treatment of the CIA. In my case, as in another key FOIA case from 2014, Kavanaugh ruled that the agency could not be held publicly accountable for its actions — even ones that occurred more than 50 years ago.” (07/17/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/17/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-cia/

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34) EPA transparency rule will bolster science and improve rulemaking
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Angela Logomasini

“Transparency is a cornerstone of the scientific process and a well-recognized goal long-extolled within the scientific community. As a 2014 editorial in the British publication Nature Geosciences explained, ‘Science thrives on reproducibility.’ And reproducibility in science can only exist when researchers have access to two things: ‘full disclosure of the methods used to obtain and analyse data, and availability of the data that went into and came out of the analysis.’ A recently proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to promote transparency of scientific data underlying major regulations would help advance this goal in the realm of public policy. Yet the EPA rule has proven highly controversial because of political and ideological influences. On one side are those who advocate stringent regulations that would err on the side of caution, and on the other are those who seek to streamline and reduce regulatory burdens.” (07/17/18)

https://cei.org/content/epa-transparency-rule-will-bolster-science-and-improve-rulemaking

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35) Five questions on the Trump-Putin summit
Source: Reuters
by Helen Coster

“In a joint press conference that followed Monday’s closed-door summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president refused to blame the Russian president for any meddling in the 2016 presidential election, accepted Putin’s denial of interference — and cast doubt on the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies, just two days after a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian military officers for conspiring to interfere with the election. Trump’s Helsinki performance drew criticism from Republican lawmakers such as Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake and Rob Corker, who denounced the president’s comments. On Twitter former CIA director John Brennan called Trump’s behavior ‘nothing short of treasonous.’ Steven Pifer, a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and a former State Department official focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union, spoke with Reuters editor Helen Coster about the summit.” (07/16/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-coster-summit-commentary/commentary-five-questions-on-the-trump-putin-summit-idUSKBN1K7090

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36) Canary in the coal mine — emerging market contagion
Source: Cobden Centre
by Colin Lloyd

“As US interest rates continue to normalise and US tariffs begin to bite, a number of emerging markets (EM’s) have come under pressure. Of course, the largest market to exhibit signs of stress is China, the MSCI China Index is down 7% since mid-June, whilst the RMB has also weakened against the US$ by more than 6% since its April low. Will contagion spread to developed markets and, if so, which country might be the ‘carrier?’ To begin to answer these questions we need to investigate this year’s casualties.” (07/17/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/07/canary-in-the-coal-mine-emerging-market-contagion/

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37) Echoes past and future: Helsinki goon show masks the real rot that bedevils us
Source: Empire Burlesque
by Chris Floyd

“Not only is Vlad able to control the minds of 63 million American voters, he has also been able to transform lifelong liberal stalwarts into full-blown reactionaries. Instead of focusing on, say, the relentless, murderous brutality being dealt out to the African-American community by America’s hyper-militarized police forces, the ‘Resistance’ launches scarifying screeds about evil Russkies ‘seeking to divide us’ by running reports about Black Lives Matter on RT or Twitter. They send reporters to the parents of murdered children and demand they be scandalized because some putatively Russian-connected account has retweeted stories about their horrific loss. The actual police murders are marginalized — if not obliterated — by the heinous fact that the ‘wrong’ people are talking about them. We see this process also in the truly astonishing embrace of America’s ‘security apparat’ by liberals and progressives. Institutions like the FBI and CIA — which have engaged in demonstrably criminal, deliberately deceptive and deeply immoral activities for decades on end — are praised to the skies and defended as noble truth-tellers and defenders of democracy.” (07/17/18)

http://www.chris-floyd.com/home/articles/echoes-past-and-future-helsinki-goon-show-masks-the-real-rot-that-bedevils-us-17072018.html

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38) Trump’s summit message to the Russia collusion witch-hunters: Dream on, losers
Source: USA Today
by James S Robbins

“The Helsinki summit meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was rich in opportunity for those who still cling to the belief that Trump owed his election to Russian meddling. #TreasonSummit was trending on Twitter, giving rise to all manner of wild accusations. Frothing former CIA director John Brennan called out the president for meeting one-on-one with Putin, asking ‘What might he be hiding?’ from national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of Staff John Kelly and the American public? Of course, Mr. Trump used the same personal touch at the summit with Kim Jong Un, and we know that the president places great value in establishing these types of direct ties. But the conspiracy theorists would have us think Trump and Putin were locked in a room hatching schemes, which shows how childish and unserious the president’s critics have become.” (07/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/16/accusations-aimed-trump-putin-summit-show-childish-hypocrisy-column/789928002

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39) “Dorky” doesn’t define it
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘Term limits,’ said Daniel McCarthy, editor of The Modern Age, in a recent podcast conversation with historian Tom Woods, ‘was one of the dorkiest ideas of the 1994 so-called Newt Gingrich revolution.’ He characterized it as not having really gone anywhere. Huh? Granted, Congress is still not term-limited. But Americans in 15 states — including California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio, and representing 37 percent of the nation’s population — do enjoy term-limited state legislatures. And it sure wasn’t Newt Gingrich’s idea. Gingrich opposed it.” (07/17/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/07/17/dorky-doesnt-define-it/

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40) Italian Catholics increasingly embrace Vladimir Putin
Source: Acton Institute
by Stefano Magni

“As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, the world seems concerned about the rise of Vladimir Putin. However, Putinism is on the rise in Italy — in fact, it is now in the political majority. More distressingly, Putinism enjoys growing support among faithful Roman Catholic adherents. Both governmental parties, the League and the Five Star Movement, are directly or indirectly linked to the Kremlin. … Catholic public opinion is one of the main drivers of Putinism. It’s difficult to find the origin of this undeniable reality. The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy has nothing to say about Russia and Putinism, aside from the pope’s prayers for peace in Ukraine and the recent breakthroughs in the ecumenical dialogue with the Moscow Patriarchate (which culminated in the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill). Yet it is in popular Catholic culture that Putinism is conquering hearts and minds.” (07/16/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/07/16/italian-catholics-increasingly-embrace-vladimir-putin

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41) How Trump can lower drug prices
Source: Town Hall
by Stephen Moore

“One of Donald Trump’s more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices. Of course, the entire concept of drug prices’ being “too high” is subjective. Drugs are too expensive … compared with what? Certainly not compared with not having the drugs available at all. If you suffer from the intense pain of migraine headaches or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, how much would you pay for a drug to help you? I have friends who have children who are afflicted with epilepsy or rare and fatal blood diseases, and they say they would literally give up everything they have for treatments to cure their children. So whatever we choose to do to make drugs less expensive, we had better be sure we aren’t stifling or delaying the innovation that makes wonder drugs available in the first place. Price controls sound wonderful, but studies show that they often inhibit drug development. So there is a trade-off.” (07/17/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2018/07/17/how-trump-can-lower-drug-prices-n2500919

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42) The follies and distortions of the Global Peace Index
Source: PanAm Post
by David Unsworth

“The Institute for Economics and Peace is a global think tank, staffed by typical establishment globalist elites, with an advisory board packed with business leaders, diplomats, heads of state, cultural apparatchiks, and, of course, a Kennedy. It publishes the Global Peace Index, which ranks the world’s countries based on three criteria: ‘the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarization.’ The 2018 index was recently released, and a casual perusal contains a few eyeopeners. For observers of Latin America, a glance at the most ‘dangerous’ countries in the world presents a stunning finding right off the bat: Colombia is ranked as more dangerous than Venezuela. Yes. That is right. That is not a misprint.” (07/16/18)

https://panampost.com/david-unsworth/2018/07/16/the-follies-and-distortions-of-the-global-peace-index/

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43) US collects record tax revenue, but deficits keep piling up
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“We’re on the cusp of the All-Star Game in baseball season, and believe it or not, the U.S. government has also reached a similar kind of pause in its schedule, having just passed the nine-month mark in its 2018 fiscal year. Who are we kidding? The two things are nothing at all alike. One is just the latest in an ongoing annual series of mostly meaningless games between two opposing teams that will be played this year in Washington, D.C., and the other will determine which opposing league’s team will have the home field advantage in this year’s World Series.” (07/16/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/07/16/u-s-collects-record-tax-revenue-but-deficits-keep-piling-up/

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44) Giving Putin a pass [sic] on vote meddling, Trump widens rifts back in US
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Peter Grier

“Was it a warning intended to influence President Trump’s behavior? That’s how some critics interpreted last Friday’s indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 12 Russian military intelligence officials for allegedly hacking into US political organizations and meddling in the 2016 American presidential vote. If that’s what it was, it doesn’t seem to have worked. On Monday, Mr. Trump continued to cast doubt on whether Russia interfered in the United States in 2016 at all. ‘I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia],’ he said. This points to a perhaps inevitable coming clash between the details of Mr. Mueller’s probe, which include the names, dates, tactics, and keystrokes used by alleged Russian hackers, and the president’s continued reluctance to accept that it’s possible a foreign power tried to help him get elected. The irony is that Trump might be better off if he accepted the underlying premise and worked backward from there.” [editor’s note: Oh dear, even the Monitor’s guy missed the wink? – SAT] (07/17/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2018/0716/Giving-Putin-a-pass-on-vote-meddling-Trump-widens-rifts-back-in-US

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45) Left’s claims of “treason” on Trump-Putin talks smack of dangerous political hysteria
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“We don’t believe President Trump served his presidency well by meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. It was a summit without an agenda, and as far as we can tell achieved nothing concrete politically or strategically. His performance at the press conference deserves criticism. That said, the hysterical response from the mainstream media, the Washington leftist power elite and the progressives that are the new de facto rulers of the Democratic Party was so extreme it makes one think they’re losing it. Following Trump’s talk with Putin, lefty talking heads exploded with talk of ‘Treason.’ Former CIA Director John Brennan, in particular, sounded like someone in need of intervention in his tweet: “Donald Trump’s press performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???’” (07/17/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/treason-trump-putin-talks

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46) Avoiding ostrich behavior: Free speech as a nonpartisan ideal
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Emma Vahey

“I’ve had ostriches on the mind lately. The 7-foot, 200-pound bird is a feathered force of nature. And, I’ve been thinking, though I do find ostriches endearing, humans would not do well to emulate their purported behavior, mythical as it may be. We go nowhere fast if we bury our heads in the ground. Mirroring this false stereotype of ostrich behavior will produce nothing but sandy ears and pernicious ignorance. The perpetuity of our ongoing American experiment in constitutional democracy is wholly reliant upon freedom of expression — engaging in the opposite of ostrich behavior.” (07/16/18)

https://www.thefire.org/avoiding-ostrich-behavior-free-speech-as-a-nonpartisan-ideal/

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47) Does “obedience” have any redeeming qualities?
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“I’ve been sitting on the topic of obedience for awhile now, trying to tease it apart in a way that redeems the phrase, ‘obedience is a virtue.’ But alas, I cannot. Obedience, in my view, is not a virtue. Obedience is abhorrent. What do I mean by obedience? I’m not sure, actually. I could mean ‘submission to a higher power or authority,’ and by submission I could mean, ‘the act of referring to a third party for judgment or decision.’ In what ways can obedience be considered virtuous?” (07/16/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/does-obedience-have-any-redeeming-qualities

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48) Make governments compete — for us
Source: Cato Unbound
by Tom W Bell

“Special jurisdictions offer governments a relatively easy way to try out reforms too risky to implement everywhere, all at once. China’s transformation from masochistic Maoist communism to hypocritical but comfortable capitalism owes much to this effect. First Hong Kong — itself a type of special jurisdiction — set an example for what free markets could do for the Chinese people. Next, the government of China allowed a few tentative reforms in nearby Shenzhen. After those experiments succeeded, the reforms spread. Today, perhaps ironically but at all events fortunately, more Chinese people live within so-called ‘special’ zones than live outside of them. Better government does not follow automatically simply from having lots of special jurisdictions, however. Those jurisdictions have to face incentives to improve.” (07/16/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/07/16/tom-w-bell/make-governments-compete-us

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49) Radical Markets in immigration
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“I just finished Posner and Weyl’s Radical Markets, and I’m happy to say it’s well-worth the price. The book isn’t just engaging and exceedingly well-written. Its policy proposals and vision are thought-provoking enough to inspire twenty blog posts. That said, almost all of those blog posts should be highly critical. Let’s start with their best idea — the Visas Between Individuals Program (VIP). … I freely admit that I love the VIP. Why? Because despite Posner and Weyl’s disclaimers, VIP is a thinly disguised version of my preferred immigration policy: open borders.” (07/16/18)

https://www.econlib.org/radical-markets-in-immigration/

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50) The police state abolishes the trial
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Llewellyn H Rockwell Jr.

“Several years ago, the police entered the office of a young professor at a reputable university and arrested him for an online crime. They took the professor away, booked him, and then offered him a deal: admit guilt and get off easy. The professor said to the few people to whom he was permitted to speak that this was crazy because he was innocent. His lawyer warned him: fight this and you could get life; admit guilt and you will get a suspended sentence. He took the deal. It was a trick. Now he languishes in jail, his life wrecked as far into the future as he can see. This doesn’t happen in America, does it? Yes, it does. Not only that, it is increasingly the norm.” (originally published 2011; reposted 07/16/18)

https://mises.org/library/police-state-abolishes-trial

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51) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/17/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Bans or restrictions on so-called ‘high-capacity’ magazines are at best ineffective, and at worst counterproductive. That’s according to Matthew LaRosiere, author of ‘Losing Count: The Empty Case for ‘High-Capacity’ Magazine Restrictions.’” [various formats] (07/17/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/losing-count-empty-case-high-capacity-magazine-restrictions

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52) Scott Adams Says, 07/17/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about the time President Trump made the press compare Brennan and Clapper to Putin. With coffee.” [Flash video] (07/17/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1LyxBQZXzqzJN

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53) The Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 226
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

“Where are my Twitter followers?” [various formats] (07/17/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/07/17/where-are-all-my-twitter-followers

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54) Liberty Chronicles Podcast, episode 64
Source: Libertarianism.org

“The Polk years began in a sort of uneasy truce between radicals and conservatives. For the moment, at least, before the war began in early 1846, everyone could more or less get along with business as usual.” [various formats] (07/17/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/liberty-chronicles/revolution-utica-buffalo

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55) Postcards from Somalia, episode 2
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Alan and Sherry talk about different ways that business can replace government services in everything from the supreme court to sex education.” [Flash audio] (07/17/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/postcards-from-somalia-episode-2-the-market-doth-provide/

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56) Plastic straw myths
Source: Reason

“Have you used a plastic straw lately? Did you feel guilty? Celebrities and activists hope so! They want us all to #stopsucking. Politicians took notice. Seattle recently banned plastic straws, and other places are considering similar bans. Companies are also getting in on the trend; Starbucks recently decided to phase out plastic straws in all its stores by 2020. Other companies like American Airlines, Sea World, and Royal Caribbean are planning to ban plastic straws. In our latest video, Stossel TV contributor Kristin Tate, author of How Do I Tax Thee, examines what a straw ban would accomplish.” [Flash video] (07/17/18)

https://reason.com/reasontv/2018/07/17/plastic-straw-myths

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57) Humans of Bitcoin, 07/17/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“How to take control of your career — Derek Magill.” [various formats] (07/7/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e295-How-to-take-control-of-your-career-Derek-Magill

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58) Free Talk Live, 07/16/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Cop claims his job is to kill people :: Cops flip coin to determine arrest :: Americans don’t believe the mainstream media :: Federal Reserve and war :: HOSTS — Mark, Melanie, and Tim Condon.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/16/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-07-16

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59) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1196
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“In popular discourse, consumer safety is one of the most frequently cited reasons for government oversight. Neil Thanedar, my guest today, is co-founder and CEO of Labdoor, which can accomplish more than the FDA even claims to be able to, and more efficiently and inexpensively.” [various formats] (07/16/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1196-a-market-alternative-to-the-fda/

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60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 74
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Trump pardons the Hammonds, and bagpipe related news all coming up.” [various formats] (07/16/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-74-2018-07-16

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