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Volume XVI, Issue #4,057
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Trump mandates sanctions against foreign governments that interfere in US elections
2) Catalonia: One million march in Barcelona for independence
3) FDA gang declares youth vaping an “epidemic,” plans new Nicotine Nazi measures
4) Heimatsicherheitsdienst document: Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from FEMA to ICE gang’s abduction programs
5) New Strzok-Page texts reveal others were “leaking like mad” in lead up to Trump-Russia probe
6) OH: Columbus bureaucrats order increased traffic congestion
7) Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence
8) China: Regime puts off licenses for US firms amid tariff battle
9) NY: Manhattan DA’s office drops more than 3,000 open cannabis cases
10) Trump wins dismissal of “inciting to riot” lawsuit over 2016 rally
11) Jewish collector’s descendant gets Nazi-looted Renoir back
12) European Parliament backs copyright changes
13) Philippines: Duterte dares military to stage a coup
14) Ohio teacher resigns after assigning students bizarre quiz
15) NH: Sanders the Younger trounced in congressional primary
16) Facebook to host events in all 50 states to address cyberbullying
17) Brazil: Jailed former president Lula ends presidential bid
18) Jimmy Buffett plans to release his own “Coral Reefer” cannabis brand
19) US federal deficit soars 32% to $895 billion
20) Zimbabwe: Regime declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The alt-right loves HL Mencken. The feeling would not have been mutual.
22) How Iran solved its kidney shortage, and we can too
23) Insider Trump resisters are not heroes
24) On North Korea, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good
25) Challenge to US sovereignty? In polls, public accepts constraints on power
26) “Anonymous” and the ruling class
27) Google, Twitter & Facebook should just be honest if they don’t like conservatives
28) Look to the Dutch for true educational pluralism
29) Arthur Pigou warned of the failures of government
30) 9/11 was the consequence of imperialism, not conspiracies
31) China risks losing her western friends
32) Three mistakes that led to the 2008 financial crisis (all of which we’re repeating)
33) ThinkProgress censored by Facebook after cheerleading Facebook censorship
34) Blame the fed — not investors — for asset bubbles
35) Mass murderers are cool?
36) US military’s worst-case scenario: Large parts of Africa seized by Islamic State, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram
37) The French plan to fix inequality, by ignoring it
38) The US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel (vs. Iran and the world)
39) How imports INCREASE GDP
40) A Fairness Doctrine for the Internet?
41) FBI’s “leak strategy”: Was it criminal collusion to damage Trump?
42) Speech code hokey pokey: How campus speech codes could rebound
43) Do socialists mean well?
44) The communalist Mormons Mitt Romney would have hated
45) Prison strike is the modern-day American slave rebellion
46) Against the idea of a “melting pot”
47) Quantum Vibe, 09/12/18
48) Tokenized securities provide liquidity
49) The bizarre prosecution of Maria Butina
50) John McDonnell to lower wages in the gig economy — or kill jobs

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show, 09/12/18
52) The McCarthy Report, episode 14
53) Blockchain 2025, 09/12/18
54) The Brian Nichols Show, episode 35
55) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/12/18
56) Scott Adams Says, 09/12/18
57) Electric Libertyland, episode 89
58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/12/18
59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 13
60) Intercepted, 09/12/18
61) Free Talk Live, 09/11/18
62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 245
63) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 177
64) Bloggingheads.tv, 09/12/18
65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1237

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

1) Trump mandates sanctions against foreign governments that interfere in US elections
Source: The Hill

“President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order mandating that sanctions be placed on foreign entities or individuals determined to have interfered with or have assisted with interference in U.S. elections. The order, which comes just weeks ahead of November’s midterm elections, will direct U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate whether the election meddling took place. The sanctions would automatically be triggered against a foreign government if they are found to have interfered or influenced elections.” [editor’s note: Will the rule include an exemption for Israel? Inquiring minds want to know … – TLK] (09/12/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/406290-trump-to-mandate-sanctions-against-foreign-governments-that-interfere-in

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2) Catalonia: One million march in Barcelona for independence
Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

“About one million people took to the streets of Barcelona to demand Catalan independence from Madrid on Tuesday, marking the region’s ‘Diada’ anniversary when Barcelona fell to Spain in 1714. The wealthy northeastern region is split roughly down the middle on independence from Spain, according to a July poll by the regional government’s official public opinion center. … Last year, Madrid imposed direct rule after the Catalan government orchestrated an independence referendum, which was outlawed by Spain’s supreme court prior to the vote. Elections in December brought separatist parties back to power, but internal feuding has prevented them from moving forward on their independence cause.” (09/11/18)

https://www.dw.com/en/spain-1-million-people-march-in-barcelona-for-independence/a-45450232

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3) FDA gang declares youth vaping an “epidemic,” plans new Nicotine Nazi measures
Source: USA Today

“Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday declared youth vaping an ‘epidemic,’ and said the agency will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens. The FDA says it’s giving manufacturers of Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic 60 days to submit ‘robust’ plans to prevent youth vaping. If the agency doesn’t think their plans go far enough, it could order their products off the market. Those five brands make up more than 97 percent of the U.S. market for e-cigarettes, FDA says. The FDA is ‘reconsidering our overall approach’ after a review of preliminary data on youth vaping, Gottlieb told USA TODAY. ‘Teenagers are becoming regular users, and the proportion of regular users is increasing,’ says Gottlieb, a physician. ‘We’re going to have to take action.’” (09/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/12/fda-scott-gottlieb-youth-vaping-e-cigarettes-epidemic-enforcement/1266923002

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4) Heimatsicherheitsdienst document: Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from FEMA to ICE gang’s abduction programs
Source: Seattle Times

“The Trump administration appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of the president’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of hundreds of children, some as young as 18 months, from their parents. The reallocation of public money is documented in a ‘Transfer and Reprogramming’ notification prepared this fiscal year by the Department of Homeland Security, the parent department of ICE, as the agency is known. It was made public by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon in an appearance Tuesday on ‘The Rachel Maddow Show,’ as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas.” (09/12/18)

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/trump-administration-diverted-nearly-10-million-from-fema-to-ice-detention-program-according-to-dhs-document/

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5) New Strzok-Page texts reveal others were “leaking like mad” in lead up to Trump-Russia probe
Source: Fox News

“New text messages between ex-FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal others were ‘leaking like mad’ in the run-up to the Trump-Russia collusion probe, according to new communications between the former lovers obtained exclusively by Fox News. A lengthy exchange dated Dec. 15, 2016 appears to reveal a potential leak operation for ‘political’ purposes. ‘Oh, remind me to tell you tomorrow about the times doing a story about the rnc hacks,’ Page texted Strzok. ‘And more than they already did? I told you Quinn told me they pulling out all the stops on some story…’ Strzok replied. A source told Fox News ‘Quinn’ could be referring to Richard Quinn, who served as the chief of the Media and Investigative Publicity Section in the Office of Public Affairs. Quinn could not be reached for comment.” (09/12/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/12/new-strzok-page-texts-reveal-others-were-leaking-like-mad-in-lead-up-to-trump-russia-probe.html

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6) OH: Columbus bureaucrats order increased traffic congestion
Source: Columbus Dispatch

“Stay off Columbus sidewalks, scooter riders. The ban is now in effect. Columbus issued an emergency order Tuesday banning electric scooters from riding on sidewalks and making other rules. Department of Public Service Director Jennifer Gallagher issued the order as the city administration waits for Columbus City Council to return from its summer recess and vote on permanent code changes. The ban is the product of several months of debate inside City Hall, where officials have been researching the response of other cities to scooters from tech vendors Lime and Bird suddenly appearing for rent on sidewalks. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced last week that his administration would issue the emergency guidelines and then propose legislative changes to the city council.” (09/11/18)

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180911/columbus-bans-scooters-on-sidewalks

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7) Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Morocco’s law criminalising violence against women has come into force. The law includes a ban on forced marriage, sexual harassment in public places, and tougher penalties for certain forms of violence. It has been criticised by Human Rights Watch for not explicitly criminalising marital rape and lacking a precise definition of domestic violence. A government survey found that 63% of women between the ages of 18-65 had been victims of violence. Samira Raiss, one of the main Moroccan campaigners for a law criminalising violence against women, said: ‘We will not stop here. This law is an asset but it has shortcomings that we have to work on.’ The law (known as the Hakkaoui law after Women’s Minister Bassima Hakkaoui, who drafted it five years ago) has been criticised for requiring victims to file for criminal prosecution to obtain protection.” (09/12/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45496337

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8) China: Regime puts off licenses for US firms amid tariff battle
Source: Detroit News

“Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday. The disclosure is the first public confirmation of U.S. companies’ fears that their operations in China or access to its markets might be disrupted by the battle over Beijing’s technology policy. China is running out of American imports for penalties in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes, which has prompted worries that Chinese regulators might target operations of U.S. companies.” (09/11/18)

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2018/09/11/china-united-states-tariff-fight/37780341/

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9) NY: Manhattan DA’s office drops more than 3,000 open cannabis cases
Source: Raw Story

“Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday dropped more than 3,000 open marijuana smoking and possession cases dating back to 1978, saying the action would serve justice and address racial disparities in the prosecution of marijuana offenses. Vance moved to vacate 3,042 outstanding warrants and dismiss the underlying charges before New York City Criminal Court Judge Kevin McGrath. The judge said the cases must be sealed within 90 days. The district attorney’s decision applies to misdemeanor and violation cases in which a warrant was issued because the defendant failed to appear in court. It does not apply to any cases where a defendant was convicted, or to more serious charges like selling marijuana. ‘By vacating these warrants, we are preventing unnecessary future interactions with the criminal justice system,’ Vance said in court.” (09/12/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/manhattan-das-office-drops-3000-open-marijuana-cases

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10) Trump wins dismissal of “inciting to riot” lawsuit over 2016 rally
Source: US News and World Report

“U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday won dismissal of a lawsuit in which three protesters accused him of ‘inciting to riot,’ after they were roughed up at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky during Trump’s White House run. By a 3-0 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the protesters did not state a valid claim under Kentucky law against Trump or his campaign, and Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment because he did not specifically advocate violence.” (09/11/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-09-11/trump-wins-dismissal-of-inciting-to-riot-claim-over-2016-rally

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11) Jewish collector’s descendant gets Nazi-looted Renoir back
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis has been reunited with one of the works, an Impressionist piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Sylvie Sulitzer saw ‘Two Women in a Garden’ for the first time on Wednesday at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage. The ceremony included the law enforcement officials who helped get the painting back to her. Sulitzer’s grandfather, Alfred Weinberger, was an art collector in Paris who put some of his paintings in a bank vault before fleeing the Nazis. Nazi records show they raided the vault and took Weinberger’s paintings, including the Renoir. The painting was scheduled to go up for auction in 2013. Sulitzer’s lawyers reached out to the auction house, which notified the FBI.” (09/12/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Jewish-collector-s-descendant-gets-Nazi-looted-13223944.php

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12) European Parliament backs copyright changes
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Controversial new copyright laws have been approved by members of the European Parliament. The legislation had been changed since July when the first version of the copyright directive was voted down. Critics say it remains problematic. Many musicians and creators claim the reforms are necessary to fairly compensate artists. But opponents fear that the plans could destroy user-generated content, memes and parodies. Leaders of the EU’s member states still need to sign off on the rule changes before the individual countries have to draft local laws to put them into effect. The vote in Strasbourg was 438 in favour of the measures, 226 against and 39 abstentions.” (09/12/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45495550

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13) Philippines: Duterte dares military to stage a coup
Source: Nikkei Asian Review [Japan]

“President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday challenged the Philippine military to remove him from office as speculation swirled about a hostile takeover attempt by the opposition. ‘I’m leaving it to them,’ Duterte said of the military in an interview with his legal adviser, aired on the state broadcaster. ‘If you want another president, [it’s] fine.’ The military, which has a history of influencing politics, has denied any involvement in alleged moves to unseat Duterte. But speculation of opposition plans to oust the president is mounting amid a public backlash over his order to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes, one of his most vocal critics. Duterte voided Trillanes'[s] amnesty deal granted under a previous government over his involvement in failed coup attempts a decade ago on technical grounds.” (09/11/18)

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Duterte-dares-Philippine-military-to-stage-a-coup

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14) Ohio teacher resigns after assigning students bizarre quiz
Source: Fox News

“An Ohio high school teacher who allegedly assigned a bizarre quiz last week on the morality of incest and killing animals, resigned Monday amid swift parental backlash, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Sarah Gilliam, 35, who had been an English teacher at Hilliard Bradley High School since 2007, said her quiz was intended to be thought provoking, said Stacie Raterman, a district spokeswoman, cited by the Dispatch. The quiz reportedly listed 36 scenarios in which the students were to respond on a seven-step scale ranging from ‘Not OK’ to ‘OK.’ Among the bizarre questions on the quiz obtained by Columbus’ FOX 28 were: ‘A man kills a baby rabbit with a knife on a live TV show,’ and ‘A brother and sister decide they want to sleep with each other — just once, to see what it would be like, but use a condom and the pill.’” [editor’s note: I can only assume some “social researcher” told her to do this to see what would happen – SAT] (09/12/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/12/ohio-teacher-resigns-after-assigning-students-bizarre-quiz.html

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15) NH: Sanders the Younger trounced in congressional primary
Source: Politico

“Levi Sanders, son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was trounced Tuesday in a New Hampshire congressional primary, set to finish thousands of votes behind the projected winner. The elder Sanders declined to endorse his son, saying the family does not believe in ‘dynastic politics.’ … Levi Sanders was one of 11 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. The seat has seesawed between Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta in every election since 2010. State Executive Council member Chris Pappas was the victor in the race for the Democratic nomination.” (09/11/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/11/sanders-new-hampshire-primary-815791

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16) Facebook to host events in all 50 states to address cyberbullying
Source: USA Today

“Facebook wants parents to share their kids’ online safety scares and their own concerns face-to-face, so it’s making it happen. Facebook announced today that it’s partnering with the National PTA to organize 200 free community events across the country. Whether parents are worried about online bullying or what their kids are doing online, the social media giant says putting parents in a room together has a power that dispersing information online doesn’t. Digital Families Community Events will give parents a chance to share their own stories and then absorb research-backed information about keeping kids safe, said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s Head of Global Safety.” (09/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/09/12/facebook-announces-online-safety-events-parents-all-50-states/1273467002

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17) Brazil: Jailed former president Lula ends presidential bid
Source: CNBC

“Brazil’s most popular politician, imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on Tuesday ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next month’s election. Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, head of the leftist Workers Party (PT) that Lula founded, made the announcement in the southern city of Curitiba, where Lula has been jailed on corruption charges since April. Lula had stepped aside to allow running mate Fernando Haddad to stand for the presidency, Hoffman said. A letter from the ex-president was read out to supporters who have been keeping vigil outside the federal police headquarters where Lula — who maintains his innocence — is being held.” (09/12/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/brazil-election-jailed-former-leader-lula-ends-presidential-bid.html

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18) Jimmy Buffett plans to release his own “Coral Reefer” cannabis brand
Source: Smell the Truth

“Jimmy Buffett will be the latest celebrity to enter the legal cannabis business. The popular songwriter and Florida resident has partnered with Surterra (known as one of the state’s largest medical marijuana businesses) to sell cannabis products named after his Coral Reefer Band, the Wall Street Journal reports. Buffett’s Coral Reefer products will include vape pens, gel caps, edibles, and lotions. According to Surterra, the products will be aimed towards improving appetite and mood, relieving pain, and alleviating symptoms from chemotherapy. ‘Cannabis is good medicine, and should be made available to all who need it,’ Buffett said in a statement. ‘I feel that joining with Surterra, in the medical cannabis world, is the right place for Coral Reefer products to be.’” (09/11/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/09/11/jimmy-buffett-plans-to-release-his-own-coral-reefer-brand-of-marijuana

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19) US federal deficit soars 32% to $895 billion
Source: The Hill

“The federal deficit hit $895 billion in the first 11 months of fiscal 2018, an increase of $222 billion, or 32 percent, over the same period the previous year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The nonpartisan CBO reported that the central drivers of the increasing deficit were the Republican tax law and the bipartisan agreement to increase spending. As a result, revenue only rose 1 percent, failing to keep up with a 7 percent surge in spending, it added.” (09/11/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/406040-federal-deficit-soars-32-percent-to-895b

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20) Zimbabwe: Regime declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe’s capital after 20 people died from the disease. It has led to many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands in 2008. The government is saying that it is doing what it can, but says it is hindered by the current economic crisis. The opposition blames the lack of resources on decades of corruption and mismanagement.” (09/11/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/zimbabwe-cholera-outbreak-state-emergency-declared-180911191340403.html

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

21) The alt-right loves HL Mencken. The feeling would not have been mutual.
Source: Reason
by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

“Libertarians and conservatives have always admired H. L. Mencken, the 20th century journalist and satirist famous for his literary and political commentary. Now the Baltimore author and editor, whose heydey lasted from the 1920s to the late 1940s, has become a hero to the alt-right, who have cherry-picked his views to support their white supremacist vision. … In reality, Mencken would have shunned the white identity politics of the alt-right. To Mencken, Nietzsche’s ‘superior man’ was the enlightened individual of honor and courage, regardless of race, creed or social background. Soon after 1910 Mencken reversed his views of white superiority and began calling for civil rights for African Americans. Despite the fact that his Diary contains racial slurs and ethnic slang, Mencken rebelled against ‘the Aryan imbecilities of Hitler’ and stated: ‘To me personally, race prejudice is one of the most preposterous of all the imbecilities of mankind. There are so few people on earth worth knowing that I hate to think of any man I like as a German or a Frenchman, a gentile or a Jew, Negro or a white man.’” (09/12/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/12/the-alt-right-loves-hl-mencken-the-feeli

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22) How Iran solved its kidney shortage, and we can too
Source: Niskanen Center
by Samuel Hammond & Nathan Novak

“The U.S has a major shortage of kidneys for transplants. In 2015, there were over 121,000 people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on the kidney transplant list. With an aging population, and thousands of people dying or becoming ‘too sick to transplant’ every year, the gap between people in need of a kidney and completed transplants has widened dramatically. … An unlikely innovator in organ transplant policy, Iran offers monetary compensation to living donors in order to help supply meet demand, a policy so effective that their kidney transplant waiting list was virtually eliminated within 11 years of implementation. Meanwhile, providing donors with any form of ‘valuable consideration’ is prohibited in the United States under the National Organ Transplant Act, contributing to the current crisis.” (09/12/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/how-iran-solved-its-kidney-shortage-and-we-can-too/

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23) Insider Trump resisters are not heroes
Source: Reuters
by Peter Van Buren

“The unnamed insiders who claim to be working clandestinely to resist Donald Trump are not heroes. As a State Department whistleblower who lost his career to tell the truth about the Iraq war, I am burdened by how the interviewees in Bob Woodward’s new book, ‘Fear,’ and the anonymous writer of that New York Times ‘resistance’ Op-Ed are hailed as patriots holding back the U.S. president’s worst impulses through fibs and bureaucratic tricks. Having faced similar choices, I know their approach is neither honorable, nor effective. No one should join the government to do only things they think are personally right; one serves the United States, and takes an oath to a Constitution. There is no addendum saying, ‘but if you REALLY disagree with the president it’s OK to do what you want.’ This is not to support robotic bureaucrats. But ideas, no matter how vigorously opposed, at some point change from being Trump’s or Barack Obama’s policies to those of the United States. Implementing them on a global scale, whether on a battlefield or across a negotiating table, is a team sport.” (09/12/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-anonymous-vanburen-commentary/commentary-insider-trump-resisters-are-not-heroes-idUSKCN1LR28R

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24) On North Korea, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good
Source: Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow

“Complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID), as Washington defines its objective, remains unlikely. It just is not in the interest of North Korea’s present leadership. However, the administration should attempt to convince the Kim regime otherwise. Although doing so requires making concessions and following through on commitments. In any case, even the fruitless pursuit of CVID could lead to other benefits — limits on the DPRK threat as well as improvements in the security environment that make the use of force by any party far less likely.” (09/12/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/north-korea-dont-let-perfect-be-enemy-good

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25) Challenge to US sovereignty? In polls, public accepts constraints on power
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Howard LaFranchi

“National security adviser John Bolton’s vigorous defense Monday of national sovereignty in the face of what he views as globalism run amok was enthusiastically received by his immediate audience, the Washington-based Federalist Society. Ambassador Bolton, the White House’s über nationalist and defender of American hard power, directed warning shots against the International Criminal Court and its purported plans to take up alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan and in third-country ‘black sites.’ Underlying his remarks was what he called President Trump’s reassertion of national sovereignty after years of erosion at the behest of President Obama and other internationalists. ‘This administration will fight back to protect American constitutionalism, our sovereignty, and our citizens,’ Bolton said. ‘No committee of foreign nations will tell us how to govern ourselves and defend our freedom.’ But his conservative audience’s response notwithstanding, US public support for Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from multilateralism and collective action on global issues is less clear.” (09/12/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2018/0911/Challenge-to-US-sovereignty-In-polls-public-accepts-constraints-on-power

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26) “Anonymous” and the ruling class
Source: OpEdNews
by Steven Jonas

“I think that this person is firm right-winger somewhere in the Administration, White House most likely. Trump has gotten done the three main Repub. policy goals which they have never been able to achieve to this degree before: the tax cuts for the rich and the large corporations, the massive de-regulation program and vast curtailment of other Federal government programs (e.g., in housing, education, and the protection of the environment — what Steve Bannon termed ‘the Deconstruction of the [Federal] Administrative State’), and (to invent a term) the ‘Right-Winging’ the Federal Court System, especially the Supreme Court (whether it’s Kavanaugh or some other far-right-winger, who just happens not to have possibly perjured himself before Congress). On foreign policy, he is a disaster from the Repub. point of view (plus there is the ;Russia thing.;) So, in the thinking of ‘Anonymous,’ because he is so stupid, ill-educated, and difficult to work with, and is now deviating from some of central policies, it is time to dump him, if that is at all possible certainly before 2020.” (09/12/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Anonymous-and-the-Ruling-by-Steven-Jonas-Anonymous_Class_Class-Politics_Class-War-180912-951.html

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27) Google, Twitter & Facebook should just be honest if they don’t like conservatives
Source: USA Today
by Matt Lamb

“The news is full of stories of social media giants like Twitter shadow banning or suppressing politically conservative or libertarian groups. Recently, PragerU found that nine of its videos had been made invisible by Facebook, meaning that no one could see the videos, and thus blocking their reach. Facebook followed a familiar apology pattern, stating that the videos had been ‘mistakenly removed.’ In 2017, PragerU sued Google for hiding some of its videos and demonetizing them as well on YouTube. Similarly, Twitter recently apologized to conservative commentator Candace Owens for ‘mistakenly’ blocking her tweets after she paraphrased the racist tweets of Sarah Jeong, a new New York Times editorial board member to make a point about double standard. In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company made an ‘enforcement error’ in labeling conservative, pro-Trump commentators Diamond and Silk as ‘dangerous.’ As a small-government conservative, I’m uncomfortable with calls to regulate Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, though. I don’t want the federal government to have control over the social media giants.” (09/12/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/12/social-media-facebook-twitter-google-youtube-bias-conservatives-republicans-column/1250893002

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28) Look to the Dutch for true educational pluralism
Source: Acton Institute
by Charles L Glenn, EdD, PhD

“During the seven-decade political struggle in the Netherlands to allow parents to select schools corresponding to their religious convictions, Abraham Kuyper articulated a concept of ‘sphere sovereignty’ that translates, in policy terms, into principled structural pluralism. That Dutch experience, and its resolution in the ‘Pacification’ of 1917, is highly relevant for the present situation in the United States: popular revulsion against the condescension and intolerance of a liberal elite toward the values and interests of many of their fellow-citizens, leading to deep political and social as well as cultural divides.” (09/12/18)

https://acton.org/pub/commentary/2018/09/12/look-dutch-true-educational-pluralism

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29) Arthur Pigou warned of the failures of government
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael Munger

“Many market advocates, especially public choice scholars, are scornful of Arthur C. Pigou, Cambridge economist. I think the reason is that Ronald Coase, not entirely unfairly, used Pigou as his foil in criticizing the idea that problems with externalities could only be solved by the state. But as is often the case, the original text is much more nuanced than the work of the followers. Marx, for example, is interesting and worth reading; many self-styled Marxists are not. I have found the same to be true of Pigou. In fact, I’d say that Arthur Pigou founded public choice. The reason is that Pigou, to his credit, recognized that the concepts of ‘market failure’ and ‘externality’ actually require an investigation of the specific institutions of state intervention.” (09/12/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/arthur-pigou-warned-failures-government

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30) 9/11 was the consequence of imperialism, not conspiracies
Source: Attack The System
by Keith Preston

“I don’t really buy into any of the views that claim 9/11 was an inside job carried out by the Bush administration, or by foreign governments like England, Israel, or Saudi Arabia. The role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 is that it is Saudi Arabia that is responsible for fostering and promoting the Wahhabi/Salafist/Qutist ideology that motivated the hijackers. It was the Saudis that created and promoted this stuff and exported it to countries like Afghanistan. … 9-11 was what intelligence specialists call ‘blowback,’ i.e the consequences of the US (and Britain’s and Israel’s) backing of Islamist extremism as an alternative to secular Arab national and Marxist movements in the Middle East, and resentment in the Arab world of range of US foreign policy actions.” (09/12/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/09/12/51542/

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31) China risks losing her western friends
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Doug Bandow

“China’s extraordinary transformation over the last four decades has been among the most dramatic events in history. One aspect of the PRC’s rise was to create personal and institutional relationships around the globe. Multiple ties bind Chinese to people in nations, such as America, which only a few decades ago considered Beijing to be a reckless, dangerous enemy. However, relations between China and much of the West appears to be moving in reverse. The PRC risks losing its best friends in other nations. Which could result in more contentious and destabilizing future relations. Obviously, Beijing is empowered to make its own decisions, based on what it believes to be its people’s best interests. And there is no reason to assume such judgments will match the preferences of Washington or elsewhere. However, when the PRC’s policies inflame foreign sentiment, they risk creating costly blowback.” (09/12/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/china-trade-human-rights-west

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32) Three mistakes that led to the 2008 financial crisis (all of which we’re repeating)
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Diego Zuluaga

“It is a decade since the financial crisis, and no one is happy. Progressives like Elizabeth Warren and John McDonnell think the guilty bankers went unpunished. Free-marketeers despair over the absence of meaningful reforms to discourage risk-taking on the taxpayer’s dime. Ordinary people across much of the West have only seen tepid growth since 2008. In response, they are turning to political extremes that promise protection from competition and change. It might have been different. People of good will may disagree on how free financial markets should be, but among those who have studied the crash, there is broad consensus that three key factors led Western economies astray in late 2008. First, bank regulation was too complex, which encouraged gaming the system, complicated supervision, and raised barriers to competition. Second, government programs to extend credit to disadvantaged groups were poorly conceived and ended up hurting the people they were meant to help. Third, governments lacked the wherewithal to stand by their commitment not to bail out financial institutions once the crisis hit.” (09/12/18)

https://fee.org/articles/3-mistakes-that-led-to-the-2008-financial-crisis-all-of-which-were-repeating/

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33) ThinkProgress censored by Facebook after cheerleading Facebook censorship
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“In an article last month titled ‘Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia,’ fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of an Iranian propaganda campaign. I repeatedly brought this false claim to the attention of Casey Michael, the article’s author, telling him that ten seconds of research or any attempt to contact me would have shown him that the articles published by the outlet in question were just reblogs of earlier publications from my platform, but Michael ignored the many notifications he received from myself and my Twitter followers and went on merrily interacting with other posters. As of this writing, the article remains uncorrected. In the article, Michael documented Facebook’s heroic efforts to shut down alleged Iranian propaganda outlets, ominously warning his readers that ‘Russia is by no means the only foreign adversary exploiting social media’s inherent openness.’” (09/12/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/12/thinkprogress-censored-by-facebook-after-cheerleading-facebook-censorship

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34) Blame the fed — not investors — for asset bubbles
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Frank Shostak

“In his speech on April 7 2010 at the Economic Club of New York the President of the New York Fed, William Dudley argued that asset bubbles pose a serious threat to real economic activity. The New York Fed chief is of the view that the US central bank should develop effective tools to counter this menace. According to Dudley, it should be the role of the Fed to stop the expansion of the bubble while it is still in the making. … From this way of thinking, it would appear that the Fed has nothing to do with bubbles and if anything, the US central bank is here to confront and eliminate the menace that poses a threat to the wellbeing of the US economy. However, does it make sense that bubbles have nothing to do with the Fed?” (09/12/18)

https://mises.org/wire/blame-fed-%E2%80%94-not-investors-%E2%80%94-asset-bubbles

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35) Mass murderers are cool?
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“If you have a lick of sense, you wouldn’t emblazon images of Che Guevara on your chest or your wall — and yet Che t-shirts and posters have been a pop culture hit for decades now. He is cool, we are told, because he was ¡Viva la Revolucion! and all that. But it could get worse. You could be emblazoning a hammer and sickle. Walmart’s website is there to help.” (09/12/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/09/12/mass-murderers-are-cool/

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36) US military’s worst-case scenario: Large parts of Africa seized by Islamic State, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram
Source: The Intercept
by Nick Turse

“What keeps U.S. Africa Command chief Gen. Thomas Waldhauser up at night? That remains unknown, but the analysts under his command are worried about terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram combining forces and destabilizing large swaths of the African continent. Planning documents issued in October 2017 and classified by Waldhauser detail the worst-case scenarios imagined by the command. The forecasts, which are an update to AFRICOM’s Theater Campaign Plan and were obtained by The Intercept via a Freedom of Information Act request, center around potential gains by terrorist organizations in the north and west of the continent, specifically Libya, the Sahel, and the Lake Chad basin. They offer a nightmare vision of a destabilized, crisis-ridden region that could — if the worst happens — fall increasingly under the control of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram.” (09/12/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/12/boko-haram-isis-west-africa-africom/

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37) The French plan to fix inequality, by ignoring it
Source: The New Republic
by Jess McHugh

“In Paris, a highway called ‘the periphery’ separates the privileged in the city from the marginalized ‘banlieues’ or suburbs. Some residents of the banlieues even joke that they may as well need a passport to cross. But as students around the country head back to school this month, thousands of teachers are set to traverse this line, heading into some of the most underprivileged school districts in the country. The national education reforms being implemented this fall in France (including cutting class sizes, adding more evaluations, and banning mobile phone use) are the latest attempt by the government of Emmanuel Macron to close the staggering school performance gap between low-achieving students, who often live in the banlieues, and wealthier, predominantly white students. … at the heart of the plan lies a questionable assumption: that the achievement gap in the banlieues can be solved through education reform alone.” (09/12/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151172/french-plan-fix-inequalityby-ignoring

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38) The US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel (vs. Iran and the world)
Source: CounterPunch
by Gary Leupp

“The increasingly embattled and reviled, soon to fall Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the ‘Iran nuclear deal’) in May. He did so in order to fulfill a campaign promise, and express his pathological resentment for his predecessor by undoing an Obama achievement. That’s how the whole world understands it — especially as his idiocy becomes widely acknowledged — even by his inner circle of frustrated leakers in an unfolding drama of White House chaos. … Who in the world supports the U.S. in its efforts to sabotage of the JCPOA? Who supports it in its drive to inflict economic pain, and then, according to the plan, the overthrow of the regime making use of MEK and other proxies? There are two countries whose leaders do, emphatically: Saudi Arabia and Israel.” (09/12/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/12/the-u-s-saudi-arabia-and-israel-vs-iran-and-the-world/

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39) How imports INCREASE GDP
Source: EconLog
by Thomas Firey

“In recent posts, Pierre Lemieux and Scott Sumner refuted a common but mistaken idea: that because gross domestic product can be calculated by taking national expenditure data (i.e., the ‘C + I + G’ part of the equation) and adding the value of exports while subtracting the value of imports (the ‘X – M’ in said equation), imports reduce GDP. … One of the reasons this error persists is that it echoes another mistaken but intuitively compelling idea: the imported goods could have been made domestically, and thus would have added to domestic employment. To show that this intuition is false, economists recite the theory of comparative advantage. Unfortunately, trying to explain what has been called the most counterintuitive idea in social science is not a winning debate strategy. So here’s a different strategy: tell the story of the cocoa bean, one of many U.S. import that increases American GDP and employment.” (09/11/18)

https://www.econlib.org/how-imports-increase-gdp/

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40) A Fairness Doctrine for the Internet?
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is convening a meeting of state attorneys general to consider whether Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other social-media companies are ‘intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas.’ The honorable gentleman from Alabama should stick to his brief. Two quick questions asked and answered. One: Do these companies treat conservatives unfairly? Yes, they do. Two: Is that any business of the attorney general of the United States of America? No, it isn’t. A funny thing happened on the way to the counterrevolution. Conservative media have become a constituency of the Republican party. Conservative media have had many different relationships to the Republican party over the years: sometimes a megaphone, sometimes a critic, sometimes a talent scout, sometimes a friendly forum for working out in-the-family disagreements. But its emergence as a political constituency with interests and demands of its own is something new. It is no longer merely a voice for conservative interests but an interest group of its own, and for the moment its attention is focused on Silicon Valley.” (09/12/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/internet-social-media-fairness-not-government-business/

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41) FBI’s “leak strategy”: Was it criminal collusion to damage Trump?
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Drip by drip, a pool of incriminating evidence grows almost daily showing that FBI and Justice Department officials worked together to thwart President Trump’s presidency just as it got underway. The whole Russia investigation conducted by Robert Mueller must now come under serious question, and it seems likely that key FBI officials will be charged with crimes. Congress released documents late Monday showing an ‘apparent systemic culture of media leaking’ among top officials at the FBI and Justice Department, according to a letter that North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In particular, wrote Meadows, two text messages exchanged on April 10 and April 12, 2017, between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and his then-lover, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, explicitly discuss the FBI’s ‘media leak strategy.’ On April 10, 2017, Strzok texted Page: ‘I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.’” (09/11/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/fbi-leak-strategy-collusion-trump

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42) Speech code hokey pokey: How campus speech codes could rebound
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Greg Lukianoff & Adam Goldstein

“Yesterday, we showed how speech codes are consistently struck down by courts. Today, we look at two ongoing cases that threaten to curb that trend by expanding the doctrine of mootness while narrowing what qualifies to establish standing.” (09/12/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/09/12/speech-code-hokey-pokey-how-campus-speec

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43) Do socialists mean well?
Source: Libertarianism.org
by Grant Babcock

“In discussions of illiberal ideologies, socialists are frequently praised for being at least well-intentioned, if naive or ignorant — unlike fascists, who mean to cause harm to certain groups of people. While it goes without saying that fascists have bad intentions, the comparison sets the bar too low for socialists. Conceding that socialists mean well gives them too much credit.” (09/11/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/do-socialists-mean-well

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44) The communalist Mormons Mitt Romney would have hated
Source: The American Conservative
by Paul Brian

“The Mormon Church is deeply associated with establishment American conservatism, in part due to its traditional social values but also because of a strong affinity for Reagan-style free-market capitalism and libertarian perspectives on immigration and other matters. The church emphasizes the doctrine of agency, stressing that people must have free will in their moral decision-making and more broadly in the economic realm. Yet hidden in plain view are deep roots of Mormon communalism and a help-the-poor economic model that would make Bernie Sanders fist pump like Pauly D. The early communalism of the church’s most influential group, called the United Order, flies in the face of many understandings of contemporary Mormonism. Mitt Romney would have hated it, even though he’s distantly related to one of its leading members.” (09/11/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-communalist-mormons-mitt-romney-would-have-hated/

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45) Prison strike is the modern-day American slave rebellion
Source: In These Times
by Eli Day

“On August 21, 1971, George Jackson was shot down during an attempted escape from San Quentin State Prison. Jackson, who had authored the highly-regarded prison memoir Soledad Brother the year before, co-founded the Black Guerilla Family and quickly emerged as one of the leading voices for black liberation in the early days of the black power movement. A mere two weeks later, on the opposite end of the country, Attica prison in New York became the site of the nation’s most deadly prison uprising. Forty-seven years since the climax of each, the dates were chosen as bookends to prisoner-led protests that swept the country in recent weeks. Out in front were organizations like Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a human rights group made up of currently incarcerated individuals.” (09/12/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21432/prison-strike-slavery-forced-labor-bondage-incarceration-black-freedom

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46) Against the idea of a “melting pot”
Source: The Atlantic
by Randolph S Bourne

“To face the fact that our aliens are already strong enough to take a share in the direction of their own destiny, and that the strong cultural movements represented by the foreign press, schools, and colonies are a challenge to our facile attempts, is not, however, to admit the failure of Americanization. It is not to fear the failure of democracy. It is rather to urge us to an investigation of what Americanism may rightly mean. It is to ask ourselves whether our ideal has been broad or narrow–whether perhaps the time has not come to assert a higher ideal than the ‘melting- pot.’ Surely we cannot be certain of our spiritual democracy when, claiming to melt the nations within us to a comprehension of our free and democratic institutions, we fly into panic at the first sign of their own will and tendency.” (originally published in 1916; reprinted 09/12/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/immigration-randolph-s-bourne/569836/

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47) Quantum Vibe, 09/12/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/12/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1846

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48) Tokenized securities provide liquidity
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Benjamin Pirus

“2017 was a special year in many ways. Not often in life are there opportunities to invest in an asset and see a profit increase of 1000% (or higher) in the span of a few days. Yet, this was common on and off for much of 2017 in the cryptocurrency space. Some argue that these days are now gone forever. However, there may be a case for one more exponential bull run in crypto, with tokenized securities leading the way.” (09/11/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/tokenized-securities-the-next-boom/

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49) The bizarre prosecution of Maria Butina
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Of all the countless criminal prosecutions brought by the U.S. Justice Department since the founding of the United States as a nation, the case of 29-year-old Russian citizen Maria Butina has to rank among the top five most bizarre criminal prosecutions. There are several points of weirdness in Butina’s prosecution. Butina is not charged with spying for Russia, as some Russians were accused of doing during the Cold War. With Butina, it’s the exact opposite. She obviously isn’t interested in spying on the United States. She’s only interested in helping to establish friendly relations between Russia and the United States. All of her actions have been oriented toward advancing and achieving that goal. In the eyes of the U.S. national-security establishment, however, that is precisely what makes her a suspicious, nefarious person. That’s weird.” (09/11/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/09/11/the-bizarre-prosecution-of-maria-butina/

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50) John McDonnell to lower wages in the gig economy — or kill jobs
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“That John McDonnell doesn’t understand economics is obvious enough, the man’s a hardline Marxist and socialist. Who has even said that the Senior Lecturer knows his onions on tax. However, his latest little sally is a remarkable misunderstanding all the same. He’s insisting that gig economy workers — contractors to you and me — will be given full employment rights. Something that will either reduce wages to such gig economy workers, mean some number of them don’t have jobs at all or some — and most likely outcome — combination of the two. What he’s missing is that such employment rights are a cost of employing someone. So, if we raise that cost of employment we’re going to have one of two results. Either fewer people employed or a scrimping on some other part of the employment bill — wages will fall.” (09/12/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/business/john-mcdonnell-to-lower-wages-in-the-gig-economy-or-kill-jobs/

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51) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show, 09/12/18
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Sheldon Richman is interviewed for his new article for the Libertarian Institute,’TGIF: Trump, Spinoza, and the Palestinian Refugees.’ Richman talks about the Trump Administration’s action to end aid to the Palestinians, close offices, and put the squeeze on the PLO. The situation of the Palestinians is discussed, including the Israeli blockade and how the aid cuts affect the Palestinians. This tactic is because the Trump Administration wants the Palestinians to agree to their ‘Deal of the Century,’ which is a bad deal for the Palestinians.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/9-06-18-sheldon-richman-on-tgif-trump-spinoza-and-the-palestinian-refugees/

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52) The McCarthy Report, episode 14
Source: National Review

“On today’s episode of The McCarthy Report, Andy and Rich discuss developments in the case of former FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page and analyze ongoing FISA abuses.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-mccarthy-report/episode-14-wheres-the-crime/

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53) Blockchain 2025, 09/12/18
Source: Bitcoin.com

“Dispute Resolution (Jurors) — William George of Kleros.io.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

https://podcast.bitcoin.com/e426-Dispute-Resolution-Jurors-William-George-of-Klerosio

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54) The Brian Nichols Show, episode 35
Source: We Are Libertarians

“Today, I am joined by Keith Rubino! Keith is the Democratic Party candidate for the 118th Assembly District in Northern New York. He has a degree in communications from SUNY Oswego and he’s been employed by A.R.C. Herkimer, Upstate Cerebral Palsy, and currently working at Central New York DSO to care for people with special disabilities. Yes, Keith a Democrat … a Bernie Sanders supporting Democrat at that! But that didn’t stop us from having an absolutely phenomenal discussion about the issues that New York State is facing. Listen as we discuss Keith’s support of democratic socialism (and my rebuttal), welfare, universal education, universal healthcare, and the value of putting people over party.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/12/18)

https://wearelibertarians.com/bns-35-democratic-party-nys-assembly-candidate-keith-rubino/

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55) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 09/12/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“This week’s announcement by the Trump Administration that the PLO office in Washington would be closed as a punishment to the Palestinians is another in a recent series of Washington moves against the Palestinians — while claiming the mantle of ‘honest broker.’ Is the US helping facilitate Middle East peace … or something else?” [Flash video] (09/12/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/why-do-the-palestinians-get-ripped-off

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56) Scott Adams Says, 09/12/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about our last human president, the PLO momentum, Florence, and coffee.” [Flash video] (09/12/18)

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

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57) Electric Libertyland, episode 89
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On this week’s Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams hits on some of the breaking news of the day, including first and foremost, the Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings. For this monumental task, he brings in friend, listener, and legal professional Steven Betz, who has been keeping a keen eye on the proceedings. Brian then does a solo dive into some commentary on the ongoing 9/11 fervor, the story of the Dallas cop who shot a man in his own apartment after thinking it was hers, ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes,’ U.S. News & World Report’s new way of ranking colleges, and the impeding hurricane Florence, which has already seen over 1 million people evacuate on the Eastern seaboard.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/12/electric-libertyland-89-the-kavanaugh-circus-9-11-and-new-cop-sitcom-whoops-this-isnt-my-apartment/

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58) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/12/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Impeachment of a President is a substantial power handed to Congress. How has it been used in the past and how should it be used? Gene Healy discusses his new paper on the history and meaning of impeachment.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/indispensable-remedy-broad-scope-constitutions-impeachment-power

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59) Sounds Like Liberty, episode 13
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie start airing out that dirty religious laundry they have with each other. We look at Freewill by Rush and discuss its religious & objectivist messages. … we talk to Mance Rayder of The Free Man Beyond The Wall about his own time in the music industry and some strange concerts you wouldn’t believe happened.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/12/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/sounds-like-liberty-episode-13-where-the-wild-memes-roam-with-mance-rayder/

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60) Intercepted, 09/12/18
Source: The Intercept

“Constitutional law professor Zephyr Teachout is running to be the New York Attorney General and she has vowed to put Trump and his organization in her legal sights if she wins. She talks about why she believes Trump may have violated the emoluments clause, the foreign money he has received since becoming president and her plan to undermine his potential pardons. Socialist academic Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about socialism, capitalism and what real resistance looks like in Trump’s America. On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the longest continuous U.S. war in history continues in Afghanistan. Rep. Barbara Lee tells the story of her historic lone vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force and the harassment and death threats she received after her speech on September 14, 2001. Jeremy analyzes the U.S. opposition to the International Criminal Court, what the tributes to John McCain tell us about the U.S. empire, and why the anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times was neither heroic nor an act of resistance.” [various formats] (09/12/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/12/donald-trump-the-democrats-and-the-illusion-of-american-greatness/

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61) Free Talk Live, 09/11/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Vin Armani Launches New Show :: Libertarian Primary :: 9/11 :: Massive Secession Protests in Catalonia :: Credit Cards and Cashless Society :: Stopping Accepting Credit Cards :: Gold and Silver :: Dogecoin :: Underground Bases :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Vin.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/11/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-11

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62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 245
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #245, I discuss 9/11 and the US War on Terror. I explain how the 9/11 terror attack was blowback for US attacks on the Middle East. I argue the US War on Terror has failed to make the world safer and more stable.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-245-17-years-after-911

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63) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 177
Source: The Daily Liberator

“K Wags Does Hardcore Drugs,” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-177-k-wags-does-hardcore-drugs/

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64) Bloggingheads.tv, 09/12/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Glenn Loury II (Beyond the Pale, @justabloodygame) … Why death is an important theme in Glenn II’s fiction … Intergenerational Loury family struggles … Was John McCain’s funeral a propaganda event? … The Glenns get very honest about family matters … Being a fiction writer with a full-time job … Can a non-superstar writer still ‘make it?’” [Flash video] (09/12/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/53578

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65) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1237
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“I’m in New York City, as it happens, on the 17th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. In today’s episode I review the blowback theory and review the ledger of U.S. foreign policy since that time.” [various formats] (09/11/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1237-on-the-anniversary-of-9-11-sanity/

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