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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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In the News:

1) Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages
2) Study: “Medicare for all” projected to cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years
3) Assam register: Four million risk losing India citizenship
4) PA: Defense Distributed agrees to temporary censorship
5) Gaza: Israeli forces murder five
6) GA: Log Cabin Republicans support anti-LGBTQ [sic] politician in Governor’s race
7) Spanish taxis block roads in “anti-Uber” protest
8) McDonald’s unveils MacCoin to celebrate Big Mac’s 50th anniversary
9) NY: Ginger ale doesn’t contain any real ginger, lawsuit alleges
10) NY: Regime regulators vote to kick Spectrum out of the state
11) Global auto powers plotting response to Trump auto tariff threats
12) Deutsche Bank shifts chunk of euro clearing to Frankfurt from London
13) Myanmar: Jailed Reuters reporter denies collecting secret documents
14) Taliban sources confirm Qatar meeting with senior US diplomat
15) Gaza: Pirates board, seize aid boat
16) “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast wants ousted director James Gunn reinstated
17) Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion
18) CO: Leader of ICE predecessor gang dies in prison
19) NYT publisher Sulzberger chides Trump over “fake news” claims
20) NY: Father convicted in constable’s killing of his 12-year-old daughter

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Rothbard, Rand, and revisionism
22) Trump’s tweets end the myth of Fed independence
23) Now MPs want to police political discussion
24) Americans have a hard time separating fact from opinion
25) My “Me Too” is a “Walk Away”
26) Millennial socialism: Stupid, evil … or both?
27) National ID cards will solve a problem — that of liberty
28) Medicare for All is ridiculously expensive, and the status quo is terrible too
29) Are entrepreneurs creating the growing economy, or is the growing economy enabling entrepreneurs?
30) An economy in the fast lane, with no brakes
31) Steve Horwitz is wrong, on both liberty and methodology
32) Three misconceptions about the yield spread
33) Will Donald Trump get in the way of the best chance in more than a decade to end the war in Afghanistan?
34) Be suspicious of everyone who habitually defends the powerful from the weak
35) How Japan empowered patients with Free to Choose Medicine
36) Here’s the libertarian case for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination
37) Trump’s demise has been greatly exaggerated
38) Anti-market atavism explained
39) Blue states play games to get around Trump tax law
40) The Trump trade enigma
41) On North Korea and Iran, Trump is deluding himself
42) The most fundamental of flaws
43) The case against Ryan Zinke
44) British left unveils plan to “weaponize” the Bank of England
45) Nicaragua’s agony
46) Trump discovers what’s missing from politics today: Loyalty
47) Report: Trump administration ramps up enforcement of federal gun laws
48) Will voters believe Trump’s economic bluster?
49) The subtle return of German hegemony
50) Quantum Vibe, 07/30/18

The Sound and the Fury:

51) The Bob Zadek Show, 07/29/18
52) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/30/18
53) Scott Adams Says, 07/30/18
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 226
55) One Free Family, episode 26
56) Why Blockade Ourselves?
57) Free Talk Live, 07/29/18
58) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 116
59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 175
60) The Last Nighters, episode 30

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

1) Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages
Source: The Hill

“An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted. The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. ‘We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win,’ the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named ‘Emmy B’ in one of the messages from 2015. Another Twitter message from the Wikileaks account describes Clinton as a ‘bright, well-connected, sadistic sociopath.’” (07/30/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/399547-activist-publishes-11000-wikileaks-twitter-direct-messages

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2) Study: “Medicare for all” projected to cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years
Source: Associated Press

“Sen. Bernie Sanders'[s] ‘Medicare for all’ plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a ‘T.’ The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found.” (07/30/18)

https://www.apnews.com/09e06d686a1a481fa76e3fd91f3fcbc2/Study:-‘Medicare-for-all’-bill-estimated-at-$32.6-trillion

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3) Assam register: Four million risk losing India citizenship
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“India has published a list which effectively strips about four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, a day before neighbouring Bangladesh declared independence. India says the process is needed to identify illegal Bangladeshi migrants. But it has sparked fears of a witch hunt against Assam’s ethnic minorities. Fearing violence, officials say that no-one will face immediate deportation. They say that a lengthy appeal process will be available to all — even if it means millions of families will live in limbo until they get a final decision on their legal status.” (07/30/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45002549

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4) PA: Defense Distributed agrees to temporary censorship
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

“In an emergency hearing in federal court in Philadelphia on Sunday evening, a Texas nonprofit agreed to block Pennsylvania internet users from downloading its files for making firearms with a 3D printer — for now. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond came in response to a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Gov. Wolf, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The Texas nonprofit, Defense Distributed, had put the plans for an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on its website Friday, and as of Sunday, 1,000 people nationwide already had downloaded them, according to Shapiro’s office. Had officials not gone to court to try to block downloads in the state, Shapiro said in a statement, ‘the harm to Pennsylvanians would have been immediate and irreversible.’ In New Jersey, officials also had sought to block downloading of the plans for that state’s residents by means of a cease-and-desist letter. But Defense Distributed challenged that effort on Sunday by filing a federal lawsuit in Texas.” (07/29/18)

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/3d-guns-defense-distributed-pennsylvania-ar-15-20180729.html

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5) Gaza: Israeli forces murder five
Source: Antiwar.com

“Since Friday, Israeli attacks along the Gaza border have killed at least five Palestinians and wounded scores of others. The slain included two teenagers, one a 12-year-old and the other a 17-year-old, who were shot at Friday’s protests near the border. Friday has been seeing protests weekly at the border for months, with Israeli forces having killed 155 protesters since the end of March, when the demonstrations began. The Israeli military claimed their troops came under attack this week before firing on the protesters, though they added there were no Israeli casualties.” (07/29/18)

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/07/29/israeli-forces-kill-five-gazans-including-12-year-old/

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6) GA: Log Cabin Republicans support anti-LGBTQ [sic] politician in Governor’s race
Source: Raw Story

“In an eye-raising move, the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of gay Republicans, tossed their support behind Brian Kemp in the Georgia Governor’s race. Kemp is opposed [sic] to gay rights, and has recently signed a pledge to support ‘religious freedom’ bills, also known as RFRAs. These bills are viewed as a ‘license to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people using religious beliefs as an excuse [sic]. Speaking to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kemp made his position clear, ‘My position on RFRA is not going to change. I’m not going to change.’ RFRA legislation has been in motion in the Georgia state capital for some time. Current Governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed a bill in 2016, a move that Kemp has no intention of repeating. ‘It’s the commonsense thing to do, and I will do that as governor,’ said Kemp. Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for the Governor’s seat, strongly opposes RFRA legislation.” [editor’s note: Reality check — Kemp is “opposed” to denying people freedom of association; that it is based largely on their “religious views” is secondary – SAT] [additional editor’s note: Given Kemp’s East German views on immigration and the surveillance state, I’m not so sure, Steve – TLK] (07/30/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/log-cabin-republicans-support-anti-lgbtq-politician-ga-governors-race/

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7) Spanish taxis block roads in “anti-Uber” protest
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Taxi drivers across Spain have joined a strike against ride-hailing companies like Uber, demanding the government restrict their numbers. The striking taxi drivers, some of whom have been camping out for days, say the services threaten their livelihood and are putting thousands of jobs at risk. As a result, they have blocked main roads in the capital, Madrid, and in Barcelona with their parked cars. A meeting on Monday to attempt to end the strike failed to reach a deal. Taxi unions want the government to enforce a law which requires just one ride-hailing licence for every 30 taxi licences. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the government offered to give licensing powers to each of the regions during a four-hour meeting. This was rejected by taxi representatives, who say it would not fix the issue, but just pass it along. The meeting is due to resume later on Monday in the hope of finding a resolution.” (07/30/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45009087

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8) McDonald’s unveils MacCoin to celebrate Big Mac’s 50th anniversary
Source: USA Today

“It’s not exactly pennies from heaven, but McDonald’s is planning to make it rain coins to celebrate the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary. Starting at the lunch rush on Thursday, customers can receive a MacCoin with the purchase of a Big Mac at 14,000 participating restaurants across the United States, McDonald’s announced Sunday. And what’s the coin good for? Another Big Mac. Customers can redeem the new currency for a free Big Mac starting Friday and running throughout the rest of 2018.” (07/29/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/07/29/mcdonalds-unveils-maccoin-celebrate-big-macs-50th-anniversary/844522002/

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9) NY: Ginger ale doesn’t contain any real ginger, lawsuit alleges
Source: USA Today

“A New York woman filed a lawsuit this month against Canada Dry, claiming its ginger ale doesn’t contain ginger as advertised. In the federal lawsuit filed July 10 in Buffalo, Julie Fletcher contends that Canada Dry and its parent company, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. are misleading customers. ‘In truth, DPSG’s soft drink is not made from real ginger,’ reads the lawsuit filed by Fletcher, who lives in Bolivar, Allegany County. ‘Instead, Canada Dry Ginger Ale is made from carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, preservatives and ‘natural flavors,’ i.e., a flavor compound comprised predominately of flavor extracts not derived from ginger, and a minuscule amount of a ginger flavor extract.’ The lawsuit is the latest among several brought against the Plano, Texas, company in other states, including California and Massachusetts. A third lawsuit in Missouri was dismissed after the person who brought the suit dropped it, according to Buffalo News.” (07/30/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/07/30/ginger-ale-doesnt-contain-ginger-lawsuit/863406002

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10) NY: Regime regulators vote to kick Spectrum out of the state
Source: Fortune

“The New York State Public Service Commission has moved to kick Charter Communications'[s] Spectrum cable and internet service out of the state, citing Charter’s ‘repeated failures to serve New Yorkers and honor its commitments.’ The commission voted Friday to rescind approval of Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable, which would effectively end its ability to do business in the state. The commission approved the Charter-Time Warner merger in 2016 on a number of conditions, including expanding services to 145,000 homes within four years, with a focus on rural areas. The commission says the company has failed to meet milestones for that expansion, and has now given the company 60 days to come up with a plan to hand over its customers to other providers — that is, to sell its assets in New York.” (07/29/18)

http://fortune.com/2018/07/29/spectrum-communications-kicked-out-new-york/

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11) Global auto powers plotting response to Trump auto tariff threats
Source: Raw Story

“Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of autos and car parts, officials familiar with the talks said. The Trump administration has come under heavy criticism from automakers, foreign governments and others as it considers tariffs of up to 25 percent, a levy critics warn will hike vehicle costs, hurting auto sales and global industry jobs. Several auto manufacturing powers have been talking to each other in recent days about their fears and a possible coordinated response to Trump’s ‘Section 232’ investigation, which he ordered on May 23, into whether auto imports are a threat to U.S. security, sources say. The probe could be completed within weeks, although similar ones ordered last year that led to tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum took about 10 months. The Commerce Department has 270 days to offer recommendations to the president after such a probe starts. He then has 90 days to act upon them.” (07/30/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/global-auto-powers-plotting-response-trump-auto-tariff-threats

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12) Deutsche Bank shifts chunk of euro clearing to Frankfurt from London
Source: Reuters

“Deutsche Bank has begun clearing a ‘large part’ of new euro-denominated derivatives trades in Frankfurt instead of London, a spokesman confirmed on Monday as a key Brexit battleground in financial services heats up. The shift by Germany’s largest bank is will help Deutsche Boerse’s efforts to attract a large part of the euro clearing market from London as Britain exits the European Union. Clearing ensures a transaction is completed, even if one side of the deal goes bust. The worry for the City of London is that if chunks of clearing move elsewhere, other activities like trading and jobs could follow, eating away at Britain’s biggest economic sector.” ()7/30/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-deutsche-clearing/deutsche-shifts-chunk-of-euro-clearing-to-frankfurt-from-london-idUSKBN1KK0UA

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13) Myanmar: Jailed Reuters reporter denies collecting secret documents
Source: Reuters

“Kyaw Soe Oo, one of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining state secrets in Myanmar, told a court on Monday that the information in documents police say were found on his mobile phone was already public. The 28-year-old reporter said he did not know how the documents, previously submitted to the court in Yangon by the prosecution during pre-trial hearings, had got on to his phone. Kyaw Soe Oo and his Reuters colleague Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison for allegedly violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges and have told the court how they were ‘trapped’ by police officials who planted documents on them.” (07/30/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/reuters-reporter-jailed-in-myanmar-denies-collecting-secret-documents-idUSKBN1KK1N8

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14) Taliban sources confirm Qatar meeting with senior US diplomat
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Taliban officials met secretly with a senior US diplomat in Qatar last week, sources in the group have told the BBC. The face-to-face talks in Doha with Alice Wells, a state department deputy assistant secretary, were ‘very important,’ one Taliban official said. News of the meeting follows a directive from the Trump administration for US diplomats to talk directly with the Afghan militant group. The Taliban have long said that only with the US will they discuss peace. Direct talks with the militants, without Afghan officials present, marks a major turnaround in Washington’s policy as it seeks to end America’s longest war. It comes after an unprecedented three-day ceasefire during Eid celebrations in June that was largely respected by both sides. There have been attacks since, including one on army check points in Badghis province.” (07/30/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45006643

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15) Gaza: Pirates board, seize aid boat
Source: Yahoo! News

“Israel’s navy on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists said. ‘The activity ended without exceptional events,’ a military statement said. ‘At this time the ship is being transferred to the port of Ashdod’ along the coast of central Israel. An activist group affiliated with the boat, the Al-Awda (The Return), said 22 people and a cargo of medical supplies were onboard.” (07/29/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israel-navy-intercepts-activist-boat-trying-break-gaza-143809135.html

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16) “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast wants ousted director James Gunn reinstated
Source: CNN

“The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast has issued an open letter in support of ousted director James Gunn. The cast — including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper — said in a statement released Monday that they were ‘shocked’ by the director’s ‘abrupt firing’ last week from the third installment of the franchise and have ‘been encouraged by the outpouring of support from fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of Volume 3.’ Disney parted ways with Gunn after a number of offensive tweets of his from the past resurfaced. The director’s tweets began making rounds after conservative blogs highlighted the years-old statements, which made references to pedophilia and molestation. … Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff and Michael Rooker also signed the letter.” (07/30/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/30/entertainment/guardians-of-the-galaxy-cast-statement-james-gunn/index.html

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17) Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The trial of President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant’s pocket. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russia at all. Paul Manafort’s financial crimes trial, the first arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, will center on his Ukrainian consulting work and only briefly touch on his involvement with the president’s campaign. But the broader implications are unmistakable.” (07/30/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Manafort-trial-to-focus-on-lavish-lifestyle-not-13115060.php

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18) CO: Leader of ICE predecessor gang dies in prison
Source: ABC News

“Barry Byron Mills, the murderous leader of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang died this month in federal lockup, where he spent much of his life, according to a report Sunday. Mills, also known by the nickname “Baron,” was found dead July 8 in his single-person cell at the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, according to the Mercury News in San Jose, California. He was 70 and serving multiple life sentences. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills joined the Aryan Brotherhood during a stint at San Quentin prison in the 1970s. He later became leader, aggressively recruiting throughout the state. His grip on the gang stretched nationwide but was strongest in Northern California, where many of its highest-ranking members came from.” (07/29/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/aryan-brotherhood-gang-leader-dies-colorado-prison-56901478

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19) NYT publisher Sulzberger chides Trump over “fake news” claims
Source: USA Today

“The publisher of The New York Times on Sunday disputed President Donald Trump’s account of a private meeting concerning the president’s inflammatory language about the news media, particularly the terms ‘fake news’ and ‘enemy of the people.’ Trump tweeted Sunday that he and A.G. Sulzberger, the Times’ publisher, had ‘a very good and interesting meeting’ at the White House. ‘Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake news has morphed into phrase, “Enemy of the People.” Sad!’ he said. That prompted a five-paragraph statement from Sulzburger, who said Trump had mischaracterized their meeting on July 20. He accepted Trump’s invitation for the meeting, Sulzberger said, because Trump’s language about the press had become ‘increasingly dangerous.’” [editor’s note: Truth be told, regardless of the “slant” presented, there is very little that is not “fake news” these days; almost no “reporter” seems capable of leaving personal opinion and/or mind-reading (“what (s)he meant by this is …”) out of alleged “news coverage” – SAT] (07/29/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/29/new-york-times-publisher-chides-donald-trump-over-fake-news-claims/859452002

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20) NY: Father convicted in constable’s killing of his 12-year-old daughter
Source: New York Daily News

“A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers. Jurors in Lycoming County deliberated for about 2½ hours Friday before convicting 60-year-old Donald Meyer Jr., of Duncannon, of third-degree murder, aggravated assault and other counts. Perry County authorities said he pointed a loaded rifle at the constable, who fired a shot that went through Meyer’s arm and killed Ciara Meyer in January 2016.” (07/29/18)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-father-guilty-constable-20180729-story.html

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

21) Rothbard, Rand, and revisionism
Source: Notablog
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“I think Rothbard was imperfect; I have criticized him even in his later years, when he attempted to correct for the obvious hole in his strategy to achieve libertarianism. When he finally recognized the role of culture in the fight for liberty, what he embraced was a kind of social conservatism that, to me, was anathema to the achievement of freedom. But I don’t think he was a nihilist looking to make a name for himself; he was just as much an outsider as Rand. To focus on minor comments he made when Patrick Buchanan was running for President and to dismiss his entire corpus because of it does seem to lose a sense of proportion. It would be like somebody fixating on Rand’s idealized picture of William Hickman, using it as the pretext for dismissing everything she later wrote because she seemed to be celebrating a serial killer.” (07/30/18)

https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/notablog/archives/002503.html

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22) Trump’s tweets end the myth of Fed independence
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“President Trump’s recent Tweets expressing displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s (minor) interest rate increases led to accusations that President Trump is undermining the Federal Reserve’s independence. But, the critics ignore the fact that Federal Reserve ‘independence’ is one of the great myths of American politics.” (07/30/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/trumps-tweets-end-myth-fed-independence

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23) Now MPs want to police political discussion
Source: spiked
by Mick Hume

“Behind all the endless waffle and warnings, this is the basic message of the panic about fake news: that democracy is under threat from the demos — the people — because voters are so ignorant and gullible they can be manipulated into voting for the ‘wrong’ things, from Brexit to Trump. The elites prefer a form of fake democracy, where the demos are formally consulted but the other element of the system — kratos, or power — remains in the hands of the few who know best. The latest MPs’ report goes further than most in making this message clear. … the DCMS committee wants to curb online political campaigns which promote ‘hyper-partisan views’ — aka opinions, such as firm support for Brexit, which fall outside the increasingly conformist political mainstream. These social-media campaigns supposedly dupe voters by preying on the ‘fears and prejudices’ of the dumbass demos.” (07/30/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/now-mps-want-to-police-political-discussion/

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24) Americans have a hard time separating fact from opinion
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
by Esther Cepeda

“In a recent discussion about policing fake news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg alarmingly remarked that he doesn’t block Holocaust deniers on his social-media platform because they aren’t ‘intentionally getting it wrong.’ The sad truth is that Zuckerberg is right: People aren’t great at understanding history or current events, and many of them have trouble sorting facts from opinion. On the topic of the Holocaust, for instance, the statistics are startling. Eleven percent of all Americans and 22 percent of millennials hadn’t heard of the Holocaust or weren’t sure what it was, according to a study conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a New York-based advocacy organization. The study also found that 31 percent of all Americans and 41 percent of millennials believe that 2 million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust (that number is actually around 6 million). Forty-one percent of all Americans and 66 percent of millennials cannot say what Auschwitz was (it was a concentration camp in Poland).” (07/29/18)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/commentary-americans-have-a-hard-time-separating-fact-from-opinion

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25) My “Me Too” is a “Walk Away”
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Lori Heine

“Social media places a priority on joining. Not merely a particular platform, such as Twitter or Facebook, but the movements generated on them. Most of them, I prefer not to get behind. I’m really not much of a joiner. But every once in a while, there rises a tide so irresistible that I get swept along. As I stated earlier on these pages, I have chosen to sit out the #MeToo craze. Though it had some validity, it has quickly become exactly that: crazy. Instead of providing a forum for women to stand up for themselves against lecherous brutes, it’s degenerated into a man-hating witch (or wizard) hunt. When it stopped making sense, I had to disassociate myself from it. Then I discovered #WalkAway, the brainchild of a gay New York City hairdresser named Brandon Straka. This young man has become the unlikeliest of conservative heroes.” (07/29/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1876

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26) Millennial socialism: Stupid, evil … or both?
Source: Town Hall
by Kurt Schlichter

“Congratulations, oh most insufferable of generations — against all odds and confounding the experts, you have still somehow managed to make yourselves even more annoying. Apparently, the hep new jive among your tiresome cohort is ‘Democratic Socialism,’ resurrecting a poisonous nineteenth-century political death cult and putting a kicky new spin on it to make it palatable for the suckers. It’s the political equivalent of hipsters who insist vinyl records are superior because they didn’t grow up forced to crank their tunes on that miserable format. The ‘Democratic’ part is some cunning rebranding. Just stick ‘Democratic’ in front of something awful and it’s good-to-go. ‘Democratic haggis?’ Yummy! ‘Democratic herpes?’ Sexy! ‘Democratic Nazism?’ Hey, what’s the difference? National socialism, democratic socialism? It’s really just a question of who runs the camps because regardless of the particular brand of socialism, there are always camps. Always. That these millennial Marxoids lack personal experience with socialism does not stop them from embracing it. After all, socialism’s biggest fans are always the people who aren’t trapped inside it.” (07/30/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/07/30/millennial-socialism-stupid-evil-or-both-n2504950

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27) National ID cards will solve a problem — that of liberty
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“We have yet another of those attempts to impose a national ID card upon the British population. The argument is that it will solve a problem or two and that’s most certainly correct. The unfortunate thing is that the problem it will solve is liberty. And yes, liberty really is a problem to a certain all too large section of the those who would rule us. For liberty means, is defined by, us getting on with what we wish to do instead of what we’re told. Some people really hate that. … The British police — to say nothing of any other arm of the State — don’t have the right to ask for our papers. It’s not just that we don’t carry them. It’s that they’ve not even the legal right to ask who we are or why we’re where we are. No, really, British copper stops you in the street and asks ‘What are you doing?’ and the answer ‘Going about my lawful business’ is sufficient. Not just sufficient, it’s complete. There is nothing to add from either side.” (07/30/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/politics/national-id-cards-will-solve-a-problem-that-of-liberty/

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28) Medicare for All is ridiculously expensive, and the status quo is terrible too
Source: National Review
by Robert VerBruggen

“This is a depressing morning for those of us — left and right — who hope a major health-care reform could lower prices and improve care. First up, from the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center: ‘Medicare for All’ would cost $32.6 trillion over the first ten years (2022–2031). It would consume more than 10 percent of GDP during its first year and a rising share after that. Doubling all individual and corporate income-tax collections wouldn’t be enough to pay for it. … So obviously free-market competition looks great in comparison, right? Well … Another new study today, based on data from a large insurer, looks at patients who needed non-urgent lower-limb MRIs. If competition works anywhere in the health-care system, it should work here: This is an expensive procedure, most people have plenty of options, prices differ heavily, and patients in the study could compare prices online with a transparency tool. But what actually happens is that, on average, ‘individuals bypass 6 lower-priced providers between their home and the location where they receive their scan.’” [editor’s note: The “competition” cited is not “free-market competition” – TLK] (07/30/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/medicare-for-all-cost-32-trillion/

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29) Are entrepreneurs creating the growing economy, or is the growing economy enabling entrepreneurs?
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Clyde Wayne Crews

“It is taken as given that taxation and regulation affect business startups and job creation. However the many metrics seeking to explain governmental policies’ effects on entrepreneurship probably rarely capture precisely what one thinks they do. ‘[E]ndogeneity problems between innovation or technological change and regulation persist,’ asserts Anna Maria Zarate Moreno. That is a technical way of saying cause and effect can potentially run both ways. For example, regulation affects firm startups and sizes; but firms also affect regulations, such as when firms may lobby against regulations in favor of a freer economy.” (07/29/18)

https://cei.org/content/are-entrepreneurs-creating-growing-economy-or-growing-economy-enabling-entrepreneurs

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30) An economy in the fast lane, with no brakes
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“Donald Trump has been bragging about the economy a lot lately. He says the United States is now the ‘economic envy’ of the world. Unfortunately, Trump is once again trying to reshape reality to fit his own delusions. Reality is refusing to cooperate. It’s true the U.S. economy is in the fast lane, by some measures, just as it was in the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency. But where, exactly, is it headed? And what will happen when the next blowout comes, as it inevitably will? We know one thing: average Americans, who have seen their incomes stagnate while inequality rises, and their wealth declines, will bear the brunt of the next recession.” (07/30/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180730/an-economy-in-the-fast-lane-with-no-brakes

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31) Steve Horwitz is wrong, on both liberty and methodology
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“In his critique of my fundraising letter (which followed a similar critique on Horwitz’s Facebook page), Horwitz takes me to task for expressing nostalgia for the way things were in late 19th-century America. If I had actually said what he accused me of saying, I would agree with the points he makes. Unfortunately for Horwitz, however, the words I used did not say what he said they said. Most of us are familiar with the term ‘straw man.’ But just in case someone isn’t familiar with the term, the following is a common definition: ‘an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.’ The position that Horwitz wanted to attack was one that would have stated as follows: ‘I long for late 19th-century America because it was such a free society.’ That’s not what I said in my fundraising letter.” (07/30/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/steve-horwitz-is-wrong-on-both-liberty-and-methodology/

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32) Three misconceptions about the yield spread
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“Many people look at the spread between the yield on 2-year and 10-year Treasury securities as a forecasting tool for the business cycle. It is indeed a much better than average economic indicator, often ‘inverting’ about a year before a recession. But there are also several misconceptions about the yield spread, which I’d like to discuss here: 1. You cannot reliably manipulate the economy by manipulating the yield spread. … The implications of a sharp decline in the yield spread are far different from the implications of an outright inversion of the yield spread. … The yield spread is not a particularly good indicator of whether money is too tight.” (07/30/18)

https://www.econlib.org/3-misconceptions-about-the-yield-spread/

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33) Will Donald Trump get in the way of the best chance in more than a decade to end the war in Afghanistan?
Source: The Intercept
by Murtaza Hussain

“After several decades of nearly unremitting warfare — triggered by the Soviet Union’s invasion of the country in the 1979 and punctuated by civil wars and NATO intervention — many Afghans have clearly had enough. In recent months, a grassroots peace movement emerged, consisting of ordinary people who have held protest marches across the country to demand an end to the violence. While recent ceasefires have not been extended indefinitely, there are indications that the political leadership on both sides, as well as the U.S. military, is taking seriously the idea of negotiating an end to the conflict. … Despite the hopeful signs, some experts feel that a peaceful outcome in the foreseeable future is still unlikely. And the major culprit behind this might wind up being the Trump administration. Despite signs that it is willing to speak to the Taliban, the administration has shown little ability or willingness to negotiate the wider regional agreements that would be needed to put an end to the war.” (07/30/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/30/afghanistan-peace-talks-taliban-trump/

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34) Be suspicious of everyone who habitually defends the powerful from the weak
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Teenage Palestinian civil rights icon Ahed Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison yesterday. Viral images of Tamimi standing up to the Israeli armed forces who’ve brutalized her family have made her a powerful symbol of the greater Palestinian struggle for justice against a vastly more powerful oppressor. The Palestinian issue is not complicated, and it is not difficult to see who is in the wrong in the debate about it. Anyone who says otherwise is advocating for the powerful against the disempowered. In addition to being an extremely well-funded military and nuclear power whose immense network of allies includes the United States, which has the most deadly military force the world has ever seen, the Israeli government also enjoys support from virtually all mainstream political and media voices in the western world. And what do the Palestinians have? Kites. Kites and rocks. There is a very clear and undeniable power discrepancy here. Generally speaking, whenever you see people loudly and habitually advocating for the powerful side of a power discrepancy, they are showing you that they are servants of power.” (07/30/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/07/30/be-suspicious-of-everyone-who-habitually-defends-the-powerful-from-the-weak

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35) How Japan empowered patients with Free to Choose Medicine
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Edward L Hudgins

“The twenty-first century might well see medical innovations that could rid humanity of crippling and deadly illnesses, extending the healthy lifetimes of all by decades. But while the United States has cutting-edge research facilities and experts, its government-approval process for those innovations is as sclerotic and deadly as any bodily ailment. Japan, on the other hand, has adopted the Free To Choose Medicine model for its tissue-based therapies. If Americans are not to find themselves forced to travel to Japan for cures for their illnesses, the U.S. should adopt this model as well.” (07/30/18)

https://fee.org/articles/how-japan-empowered-patients-with-free-to-choose-medicine/

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36) Here’s the libertarian case for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination
Source: Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro

“While Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been warmly received on the Right, libertarians haven’t been uniformly thrilled. The night of the announcement, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted that it was a ‘[d]isappointing pick, particularly with respect to his #4thAmendment record,’ also mentioning ‘government surveillance’ as an area where Americans can’t afford a ‘rubber stamp.’ A few days later, my Cato Institute colleague Matthew Feeney did a critical dive into Klayman v. Obama, where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit rejected on standing grounds a 2015 challenge to the National Security Agency’s telephony-metadata collection. Kavanaugh wrote separately to say the program passed constitutional muster regardless. Reason’s Jacob Sullum similarly identified Kavanaugh’s ‘Fourth Amendment blind spot’ (while lauding other aspects of his jurisprudence). But should this be that big a worry?” (07/29/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/heres-libertarian-case-brett-kavanaughs-supreme-court-nomination

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37) Trump’s demise has been greatly exaggerated
Source: Fox News Forum
by Kyle Smith

“This time they’ve surely got him. Pack your bags, Mr. President. The game is up. Because this week we learned that … that … well, there’s this tape, see, recorded by Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in September of 2016, during which the then-presidential candidate discussed setting up a company for the purpose of paying off alleged former paramour Karen McDougal to make her go away. Did Trump and Cohen actually pay her off? No, but … but … c’mon, it would have been a campaign-finance violation! If it had happened. Or it was sort of a campaign-finance violation once removed, because the company that owns the National Enquirer paid for the rights to the McDougal story, but then never ran anything on it, and maybe Trump knew about this! Trump-is-doomed stories are one of the media’s favorite fairy tales. Remember when you saw ‘Peter Pan’ when you were 4 and you actually thought that clapping for Tinkerbell would bring her back to life? Pundits think that if they cheer loudly enough for Trump to get eighty-sixed, it’ll happen.” (07/30/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/30/trumps-demise-has-been-greatly-exaggerated.html

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38) Anti-market atavism explained
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael Munger

“I have long wondered why so many people have such visceral, negative reactions to exchange activities that, to economists, seem either benign or positively beneficial. I’ve come to conclude that the answer is deceptively simple: whale hips.” (07/30/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/anti-market-atavism-explained

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39) Blue states play games to get around Trump tax law
Source: USA Today
by staff

“As might be expected, certain rich people are doing everything they can to bend the new $1.5 trillion tax cut law to their advantage. But there is another group trying to game the system as well: state governments. New York and New Jersey have enacted measures designed to get around the law’s $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes. Several others may follow suit. Most commonly, the workarounds are accomplished by allowing residents to pay into a “charitable fund” in lieu of state and local taxes. These funds pay for many of the same things that taxes do. But contributions to them of any size would still be deducible on federal returns. There’s a bit of a predictable, tit-for-tat quality in all this. Republicans in Congress enacted a law that raised taxes for wealthy residents of high-tax states, generally with Democratic legislatures. These states then responded with their own laws using charitable funds to limit the impact of the federal law.” (07/29/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/29/trump-tax-law-gimmicks-evade-state-local-tax-cap-editorials-debates/827495002

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40) The Trump trade enigma
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“President Donald J. Trump, former ‘reality TV’ star, often seems merely to skirt reality. ‘Our trade deficit ballooned to $817 billion,’ President Trump exaggerated to the ‘men and women of U.S. Steel’ last week. ‘Think of that. We lost $817 billion a year over the last number of years in trade,’ he went on. ‘In other words, if we didn’t trade, we’d save a hell of a lot of money.’ This is the sort of dopey bunk a drunk at a bar might say, after the fourth shot had obliterated any remnant of economic understanding from his synapses. But the president said this in Granite City, Illinois, in front of cameras, a live mic, and a cheering crowd.” (07/30/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/07/30/the-trump-trade-enigma/

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41) On North Korea and Iran, Trump is deluding himself
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“Take a tough Republican president, a Chinese government committed to help us, and a North Korean government faced with demands for denuclearization, and what do you get? It sounds like breaking news. But the scene comes from 2007, when the Bush administration thought it had achieved a historic breakthrough with North Korea. It was mistaken. So, it appears, is Donald Trump. In June, he emerged from a summit with Kim Jong Un and tweeted that ‘everybody can now feel much safer’ because there is ‘no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.’ He could have been accused of putting the cart before the horse, if there were a cart, or a horse.” (07/30/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/07/30/on-north-korea-and-iran-trump-is-deludin

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42) The most fundamental of flaws
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“I saw a quote that illustrates something. Something dishonest. ‘People who resolve to undermine a nation’s sovereignty by breaking its most fundamental of laws are willing to do virtually anything else to fulfill their desires.’ He’s speaking — I say with a sigh and an eye roll — of ‘immigrants.’ He has a few silly notions which lead him to fatally flawed conclusions. First, nations can’t have sovereignty, only individuals can.” (07/30/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/07/the-most-fundamental-of-flaws.html

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43) The case against Ryan Zinke
Source: The New Republic
by Emily Atkin

On March 2, 2017, Ryan Zinke hoisted himself atop a horse named Tonto, and rode ‘triumphantly’ into his first day of work in charge of America’s public lands. At least that’s how Benny Johnson, then a writer for the conservative news site Independent Journal Review, described it. ‘The cowboy hat is now in charge,’ he wrote. Two weeks later, the same reporter accompanied Zinke as he toured downtown D.C. on a snow day. The resulting 2,500-word article saw the new secretary of the Department of the Interoir personally shoveling snow from the Lincoln Memorial steps, chatting up tourists, and promising never to close off monuments during a government shutdown like President Barack Obama once did. In his articles for IJR, Johnson often painted the former Navy SEAL as an irresistible figure — a patriot with respect for authority; a tough guy who carries an ‘ISIS Hunting License;’ a kind-hearted soul who loves puppies. Zinke, as Johnson wrote, was an ‘all-around badass.’” (07/30/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/150255/case-ryan-zinke

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44) British left unveils plan to “weaponize” the Bank of England
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by George Pickering

“Under cover of the tumult of Westminster politics in recent weeks, the far-left [sic] leadership of Britain’s Labour Party recently released a new plan to alter the fundamental role of the Bank of England in the British economy. The plan — co-authored by Graham Turner, who is regarded as a likely pick for Governor of the Bank of England if Labour win the next election — would have Britain’s central bank adopt a new set of objectives, similar to the ‘dual mandate’ pursued by the U.S. Federal Reserve. If the plan were to be put into effect, not only would the Bank pursue a 2% inflation goal, as it already does, but it would also adopt the new goal of promoting ‘maximum employment,’ as well as new productivity targets.” (07/30/18)

https://mises.org/wire/british-left-unveils-plan-weaponize-bank-england

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45) Nicaragua’s agony
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“As Nicaragua descends into civil war, the utter collapse of most of Central America has got to be of concern to those geniuses in Washington who are, after all, the guardians of our security. And yet all we see are measures designed to worsen the crisis: sanctions, meddling, and plenty of virtue-signaling. And yet what is happening in Nicaragua today is a classic case of blowback. The Ortega regime would not even exist absent the long history of US government crimes against the people of that unfortunate country.” (07/30/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/07/29/nicaraguas-agony/

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46) Trump discovers what’s missing from politics today: Loyalty
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Douglas MacKinnon

“Back when I had the high honor to work for former Senator Bob Dole … he and I talked often about loyalty and especially disloyalty in politics. The Michael Cohen tapes bringing those conversations sharply back into focus. As the list of those willing to betray President Donald Trump in one way or another continues to grow, … I was reminded of something Senator Dole, the ultimate personification of service and patriotism in my opinion, once told me: ‘If you don’t like your job or your boss, have the decency to quit. Don’t stay on and sabotage that which he or she believes is the best course for the country or their state.’ Unfortunately for President Trump (as well as the general welfare of our nation) ‘Decency,’ just like loyalty, civility, good manners, and respect for our elders, has become a relic of the past. Job one now for many in Washington (and in business) is elevating themselves at any expense. Betraying anyone (even the President of the United States) is now considered Standard Operating Procedure by these entitled, pampered, delusional, or ideological snitches.” [editor’s note: A Deep Stater, but with some history to teach – SAT] (07/30/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/trump-politics-loyalty-cohen

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47) Report: Trump administration ramps up enforcement of federal gun laws
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans reliably protect the Second Amendment. In fact, one of the reasons conservatives said it was imperative to elect Donald Trump was that he would defend our right to keep and bear arms. A Hillary White House would shred the Second Amendment and aggressively come after our guns — so we were told. But the reality doesn’t stack up to the rhetoric. In fact, during Trump’s first term, ATF enforcement of federal gun laws increased in every single category compared to the last year Obama was in the White House.” (07/29/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/07/29/report-trump-administration-ramps-up-enforcement-of-federal-gun-laws/

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48) Will voters believe Trump’s economic bluster?
Source: The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman

“Absurd hyperbole has gotten Donald Trump this far, and he’s not going to give it up now. Or to put it another way, ‘People will just believe you. You just tell them and they believe you,’ as the president once told his then-lackey Billy Bush. So when the economy experienced a quarter of strong GDP growth of 4.1 percent, we knew exactly what Trump would say: This is the greatest thing that has ever happened, it’s because I’m such a genius, and it will go on forever. I could go through all the absurd things he has said about his current economic record, like the idea that the number of jobs created since he was elected is so spectacular that it was ‘unthinkable if you go back to the campaign’ (actually, jobs were created at a faster pace in Barack Obama’s second term). But what may be most interesting is the way Trump and his aides are now insisting that whatever good things are happening now will keep happening, uninterrupted, into the future.” (07/29/18)

http://prospect.org/article/will-voters-believe-trumps-economic-bluster

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49) The subtle return of German hegemony
Source: The American Conservative
by Will Collins

“Is a great power still a great power if nobody notices? Predictions about America’s relative decline and a new era of multipolarity often focus on regional challengers like Iran and Russia or China’s inexorable rise. Few seem to notice (or care) that the fourth largest economy in the world has slowly reasserted itself as Europe’s de facto leader. Germany’s economic clout is a European fact of life, but unlike previous eras, this hasn’t translated to an assertive military or foreign policy presence. When the United Kingdom and France bombed Syria, Germany’s contribution was limited to a tepid rhetorical endorsement. German politicians are certainly less enamored with expensive weapons systems than their French and British counterparts. However, no economic power can avoid wielding substantial regional influence, a reality that still inspires a degree of pan-European unease.” (07/30/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-subtle-return-of-german-hegemony/

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50) Quantum Vibe, 07/30/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (07/30/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1827

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

51) The Bob Zadek Show, 07/29/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“[Scott] Shackford joins the show of ideas, not attitude, to tackle a difficult but important topic of the American justice system. He and Bob will discuss the constitutionality of bail, and why the founders considered it important enough to limit ‘excessive bail’ directly in the Eighth Amendment to the Bill of Rights.” [various formats] (07/29/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/7/27/how-bail-traps-the-poor-in-jail-with-scott-shackford

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52) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/30/18
Source: Cato Institute

“The President’s threatened removal of security clearances for his public critics is a message to future whistleblowers, according to Patrick Eddington. He also discusses a recently released FISA warrant application.” [various formats] (07/30/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/potus-threatens-security-clearances-misconstrues-fisa-surveillance

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53) Scott Adams Says, 07/30/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about fake news, Dalai Lama, healthcare, and optimism. With coffee.” [Flash video] (07/30/18)

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

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 226
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #226, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss Israel’s continued bombing of Assad’s forces in Syria. The Syrian Civil War has continued to drag on, and the Israeli actions are effectively protecting ISIS. The Syrian Kurds are looking to make a deal with Assad. Will provides the analysis. Will and Kyle update the horrific situation in Israel for the Palestinians. The Israelis continue to carry out a bombing campaign against Gaza. In some rare good news, Ahed Tamimi has been released from prison.” [various formats] (07/30/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-226-israel-bombs-syriaagain-guest-will-porter

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55) One Free Family, episode 26
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Over time, we’ve seen various marginalized groups gain more freedom over time, but one marginalized group that is almost never discussed as marginalized is children. In this episode, James and Taylor share examples of where ageism is directed against children, and how we can try to be less ageist in our own interactions. They also talk about how we can empower our children to be confident and self-reliant even in a world that tells them that they shouldn’t be.” [Flash audio] (07/30/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/combating-ageism-off026/

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56) Why Blockade Ourselves?
Source: Cobden Centre

“IFT and Cobden Centre Video Series.” [Flash video] (07/30/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/07/ift-and-cobden-centre-video-series-why-blockade-ourselves/

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57) Free Talk Live, 07/29/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Intellectual Property debate :: Report from the EAA (AirVenture), flying cars :: 2020 election :: Julian Assange update :: Call from Lauren Rumpler :: Objectivism :: Self-driving cars & NH tourist sites :: NM State Rep pulled over for driving drunk :: Twitter stock :: Assange may be able to leave Ecuador’s Embassy :: Life gets better after 50? :: Call from Sarah :: Study shows happiness increases with age :: HOSTS — Darryl, Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/29/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-07-29

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58) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 116
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Defending Assange, Gerald Celente, NJ Marijuana, Russia Non-threat, Libertarian Misinfo.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/29/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/july/29/five-minutes-five-issues-defending-assange-gerald-celente-nj-marijuana-russia-non-threat-libertarian-misinfo/

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59) The Anarchist Experience, episode 175
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We talk about how to be a good neighbor, what’s really going wrong with the world, why others can’t see why, why monopolies aren’t inherently evil, and why it’s important to be the bank.” [various formats] (07/29/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/the-anarchist-experience-175/

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60) The Last Nighters, episode 30
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“We meander a bit more on this episode than most as we use the film/book series as more of a jumping off point for our rants about conscription and the near limitless thirst for government power. The Hunger Games film series consists of four science fiction dystopian adventure films based on The Hunger Games trilogy of novels, by the American author Suzanne Collins. May the odds forever be in your favor.” [Flash audio] (07/29/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/the-last-nighters-episode-30-the-hunger-games/

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