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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer, throwing deal into doubt
2) US stocks fall, led by tech, as Wall Street fails to bounce back from last week’s rout
3) Crypto markets roiled as traders question tether’s dollar peg
4) MA: Harvard’s high-stakes affirmative action case heads to federal court
5) SCOTUS rebuffs companies over lead paint liability
6) Italy: Child “vampire burial” found in baby cemetery unearths “eerie” discovery
7) US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports
8) VT: GOP candidate says she received threatening letter
9) Officials: Hurricane Michael donations should be cash (not goods) to vetted agencies
10) China: Stocks extend $3 trillion rout
11) Australia: “OK to be white” bill defeated in Senate
12) NASA X-ray Space Telescope back online after brief shutdown
13) Cipollone to replace McGahn as top White House lawyer
14) Hungary: Regime enforces “cruel” ban on “rough sleeping”
15) UAE: British academic charged with spying
16) Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: “Strong evidence” of [traces of] Native American blood
17) Trump threatens another round of tax increases on American consumers
18) PA: Democratic Party official forced to resign after Facebook posts deemed “offensive”
19) GA: Idiot pol steals student’s phone in public
20) Sears files for bankruptcy; Lampert steps down as CEO

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The Saudi collapse
22) TSA must end sexual abuse of female travelers
23) How the populist moment can become the liberty moment
24) Ten years after the last meltdown: Is another one around the corner?
25) Does Trump mean the end of history?
26) Democrats not the party of women, but the party of exploiting them for political gain
27) An idea that should not even exist
28) First Amendment: Not a license to protest anywhere, anytime
29) The Washington Post, as it shames others, continues to pay and publish undisclosed Saudi lobbyists and other propagandists
30) Finding a balance between inner and outer freedom
31) Locking up the children
32) What should be illegal?
33) Universal Basic Income has been tried before. It didn’t work.
34) Thousands of Amazon delivery drivers won’t be eligible for the $15 wage
35) The fall of tether and what it means for the cryptocurrency markets
36) Maybe even trilobites
37) Meltdown isn’t Fed’s fault … yet
38) Militarism is bigotry
39) Few Democrats offer alternatives to war-weary voters
40) Democrats champion tax increases, slow growth & socialism
41) Three problems with conservatism
42) What Was Mexico Beach?
43) Is technical knowledge the key driver of economic growth?
44) Economic liberalism and (re)building Europe after WWII
45) Quantum Vibe, 10/15/18
46) Even rocks have rights
47) The cost of enabling reckless clients
48) Why recessions are hard to predict
49) Lessons from Khashoggi’s disappearance
50) Trump is no Smithian

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 168
52) Reason Podcast, 10/15/18
53) Editor’s Break, episode 100
54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/15/18
55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 370
56) Political Beats, episode 45
57) Scott Adams Says, 10/15/18
58) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 82
59) One Free Family, episode 35
60) The Last Nighters, episode 41
61) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 183
62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 258
63) Free Talk Live, 10/14/18
64) Eric Eikenberry on The Scott Horton Show
65) Anarcho Agenda, episode 83

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

1) Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer, throwing deal into doubt
Source: Yahoo News

“Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib failed to meet a Monday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country’s last rebel bastion, casting fresh doubt over a deal to avert bloodshed. A Russian-Turkish truce agreement reached nearly a month ago for the northwestern region gave ‘radical fighters’ until October 15 to leave a proposed demilitarised area between government and opposition forces. The accord was a last-ditch effort to stave off a regime onslaught on Idlib, the largest rebel stronghold left in war-ravaged Syria and home to around three million people. But the target date for the withdrawal came and went without any hardliners leaving.” (10/15/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jihadists-fail-quit-syria-buffer-throwing-deal-doubt-094903516.html

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2) US stocks fall, led by tech, as Wall Street fails to bounce back from last week’s rout
Source: CNBC

“A decline in tech shares pushed the major indexes lower on Monday as Wall Street tried to regain its footing after last week’s sharp losses. The S&P 500 dipped 0.6 percent to 2,750.79 as the tech sector fell more than 1.5 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.9 percent to close at 7,430.74. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 89.44 points lower at 25,250.55.” (10/15/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/us-futures-point-to-a-triple-digit-fall-amid-saudi-arabia-tensions.html

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3) Crypto markets roiled as traders question tether’s dollar peg
Source: The Star [Malaysia]

“Traders are increasingly questioning their faith in the cryptocurrency world’s most important dollar peg. Tether, the digital coin used as a substitute for the U.S. currency on crypto markets around the world, has broken its historically tight link with the greenback. It recently traded for about 95 cents on U.S.-based exchange Kraken. Transactions on Binance, one of the world’s most active Tether venues, implied a price of about 96 cents, according to CoinMarketCap.com. While that’s a tiny move relative to other cryptocurrencies and not unprecedented for Tether, it’s triggering a fresh round of doubts over whether the so-called stablecoin is fully backed by dollars. … Tether’s latest dip follows renewed speculation over the financial health and banking relationships of Bitfinex, a crypto exchange that shares a chief executive officer with Tether’s issuer.” (10/15/18)

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/10/15/crypto-markets-roiled-as-traders-question-tether-dollar-peg/

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4) MA: Harvard’s high-stakes affirmative action case heads to federal court
Source: Fox News

“Harvard University is fighting accusations that its admissions office racially discriminated against Asian-American students in a high-stakes affirmative action case in federal court on Monday. The Ivy League school is going head-to-head against Students for Fair Admission (SFFA), an organization founded by an anti-affirmative action activist who sued Harvard in 2014, in a closely watched case that could influence the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions. Opening statements began Monday in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston.” (10/15/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/harvard-universitys-high-stakes-affirmative-action-case-heads-to-federal-court

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5) SCOTUS rebuffs companies over lead paint liability
Source: Raw Story

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by three paint manufacturers challenging a California court ruling that held them liable for millions of dollars in damages relating to the use of lead paint decades ago. The justices left in place the lower court’s 2017 ruling that endorsed a trial judge’s finding that the companies had created a ‘public nuisance’ by concealing dangers posed by lead paint, which can cause brain damage if ingested. The appeals were brought by: Sherwin-Williams Co; ConAgra, part of parent company Conagra Brands Inc; and NL Industries Inc, which is owned by Valhi Inc. Lead paint was banned by the U.S. government in 1978 for use in homes but remains a top cause of lead poisoning, especially for children. The California appeals court said the companies were liable for the cost of lead abatement in homes built before 1951.” (10/15/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/us-supreme-court-rebuffs-companies-lead-paint-liability

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6) Italy: Child “vampire burial” found in baby cemetery unearths “eerie” discovery
Source: USA Today

“The skeleton of a 10-year-old with a rock lodged in its mouth found in an Italian cemetery of babies has been deemed a ‘vampire burial,’ researchers say. The child’s skeleton was found by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford University, working alongside Italian researchers over the summer at La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, in the Italian region of Umbria. The child’s body was positioned on its left side lying in a tomb created by two roof tiles up against a wall, according the University of Arizona. The stone, made of limestone, was roughly the size of a large egg and cut to be pointed on one end, David Pickel with the University of Stanford told USA TODAY. What’s particularly disturbing about the find is that the child’s jaw was forced open after death and a rock was pushed in, purposefully, researchers said. Cement was plastered on two sides of the cut stone, and tooth-shaped depressions were visible, Pickle said.” (10/15/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/15/italy-child-vampire-burial-eerie-ritual-prevent-malaria/1645690002

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7) US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports. The proposal was described to The Associated Press by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers. It would advance the administration’s agenda of establishing American ‘energy dominance’ on the world stage and underscores a willingness to intervene in markets to make that happen. It’s also tantamount to an end-run around West Coast officials who have rejected private-sector efforts to build new coal ports in their states. A Democratic senator from Oregon and environmentalists blasted the proposal as undercutting local communities opposed to fossil fuel exports. In an interview with The Associated Press, Zinke cast it as a matter of national security to ensure U.S. allies have access to affordable fuels.” (10/15/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/APNewsBreak-US-eyes-military-bases-for-coal-gas-13307672.php

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8) VT: GOP candidate says she received threatening letter
Source: Fox News

“A Republican who’s running for a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives is claiming to have received a letter with death and rape threats from an alleged socialist. Deserae Morin, of Colchester, published a photo of the vulgar letter (comprised of cut-out block letters) on her Facebook page over the weekend. The letter read, in part, ‘My comrades will kill you and the Constitution. … Socialism is here. Open season for Republican death in Vermont.’ Morin is running for office for the first time and said that some of the eerie letter was made using material from her campaign. ‘I’m really not surprised by the letter, considering everything that is happening in our country right now,’ she told The Daily Caller.” (10/15/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/15/vermont-gop-candidate-claims-receive-letter-death-rape-threats

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9) Officials: Hurricane Michael donations should be cash (not goods) to vetted agencies
Source: USA Today

“Well-meaning people who want to help Florida Panhandle hurricane victims should avoid going to the hard-hit region or sending donated goods in that direction, officials said. ‘Please do not collect donations of goods at this time,’ Escambia County officials said Friday. ‘There are many donations flowing into Bay County and it is impeding rescue efforts.’ Escambia County, home to Pensacola, learned during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 that many donated items can go unused, said Joy Tsubooka, spokeswoman for Escambia County. ‘We had a lot of things that came in unsolicited, and they ended up in the landfill,’ she said.” [editor’s note: This only partly makes sense; if you don’t trust politicos not to steal in Puerto Rico, why wold you do so in Florida? – SAT] (10/14/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/10/14/hurricane-michael-donations-should-cash-not-goods-vetted-agencies/1641480002

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10) China: Stocks extend $3 trillion rout
Source: Bloomberg

“Supportive words from China’s securities regulator failed to slow the $3 trillion rout in the the nation’s stock market, as evidence of weakening domestic demand added to concern about the trade war with the U.S. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.5 percent to its lowest close since November 2014. A gauge of consumer-related shares dropped the most after data showed purchases of passenger vehicles and online appliance sales slumped in September. Liu Shiyu, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said the country will deepen capital market reforms and press ahead with opening up after he met with investors. The country’s benchmark stock gauge has slumped 19 percent in the past six months as trade tensions increased and data signaled a slowdown in the economy, while the yuan has fallen more than 9 percent.” (10/15/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-15/china-s-stocks-extend-3-trillion-rout-as-consumer-firms-crumble

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11) Australia: “OK to be white” bill defeated in Senate
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning ‘anti-white racism,’ by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which stated ‘it is OK to be white.’ It also spoke of the ‘deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilisation.’ Critics have dismissed it as another stunt by Ms Hanson, who last year hit the headlines for wearing a burka. Yet a number of ruling party politicians backed the motion. Among the 23 people who voted in favour was Australia’s first parliamentarian of black African descent, Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi of the governing coalition. Others in government who supported the motion were the Deputy Senate Leader and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Deputy National leader Bridget McKenzie.” (10/15/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45861433

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12) NASA X-ray Space Telescope back online after brief shutdown
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“One of NASA’s space telescopes is back in business after a two-day shutdown. NASA said Monday that the Chandra X-ray Observatory came back online Friday. Chandra’s trouble occurred less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope was sidelined. In both cases, the problem was in the pointing system. Officials say a glitch in one of Chandra’s gyroscopes generated three seconds of bad computer data last Wednesday. That was enough for the 19-year-old telescope to go into so-called safe mode, during which science observations cease. Flight controllers restored Chandra’s pointing by switching to a backup gyroscope. Observations are expected to resume with Chandra by the end of this week. Hubble, meanwhile, remains out of action with a more serious gyroscope issue that cropped up Oct. 5.” (10/15/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/NASA-X-ray-Space-Telescope-back-online-after-13308280.php

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13) Cipollone to replace McGahn as top White House lawyer
Source: Politico

“President Donald Trump is expected to name veteran Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to replace White House counsel Donald McGahn, according to a person familiar with the decision. Cipollone, a commercial litigator at Stein Mitchell Cipollone & Missner, is a former Justice Department attorney who served under President George H.W. Bush. He’s expected to start the job within two weeks, pending a security review.” (10/13/18)

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/13/cipollone-mcgahn-white-house-counsel-898700

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14) Hungary: Regime enforces “cruel” ban on “rough sleeping”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Sleeping rough in public areas is now against the law in Hungary. The law was brought in by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, but the United Nations called it ‘cruel’ insisting it goes against human rights. It effectively outlaws living on the streets and was first approved by the Budapest parliament in June. The government says that allowing police to remove rough sleepers from public places is in the ‘interests of society as a whole.’ The law change comes into force on Monday and is a stronger version of a 2013 law that made rough sleeping a fineable offence.” (10/15/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-45860488

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15) UAE: British academic charged with spying
Source: Reuters

“A British academic has been charged for spying in the United Arab Emirates, UAE authorities said on Monday, five months after he was arrested at the end of a study trip. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old doctoral student at Durham University, was arrested on May 5 at Dubai airport after a two-week visit and has been kept in solitary confinement since then, his wife Daniela Tejada said last week. ‘The Attorney General of United Arab Emirates … confirmed today that Mr. Matthew Hedges, a British Citizen, has been charged with spying for and on behalf of a foreign State, jeopardizing the military, economy and political security of the UAE,’ the government said in a statement. Investigators had gathered evidence from Hedges’ electronic devices and intelligence from UAE security agencies, the statement said.” (10/15/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-britain-arrests/british-academic-charged-with-spying-charges-in-uae-idUSKCN1MP2B4

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16) Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: “Strong evidence” of [traces of] Native American blood
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US Senator Elizabeth Warren has revealed that a DNA test shows ‘strong evidence’ that she has distant Native American ancestry. She took the test after President Donald Trump taunted her in speeches, calling her a ‘fake Pocahontas’ and challenging her to take the test. The DNA test suggests Ms Warren has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. Ms Warren, who is up for re-election in Massachusetts, shared the report along with a video of family and colleagues discussing her heritage on Monday. The DNA report was conducted by geneticist Carlos Bustamante of Stanford. ‘The vast majority’ of Ms Warren’s ancestry is European, it concludes, but ‘the results strongly support’ a Native American ancestor. This puts Ms Warren as between 1/32 and 1/512 Native-American, according to the Boston Globe.” [editor’s note: I had a great-grandmother who was full-blooded Algonquin/Abenaki; that makes me (do the math) one-eight Native American. I NEVER considered this grounds for seeking special treatment for being from an “indigenous culture.” At “between 1/32 and 1/512?” I’d call Lizzie Warren a fraud and a huckster – SAT] (10/15/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45866168

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17) Trump threatens another round of tax increases on American consumers
Source: Bloomberg

“President Donald Trump threatened to impose another round of tariffs on [American buyers of Chinese goods] and warned that Chinese meddling in U.S. politics is a ‘bigger problem’ than Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Asked in an interview with CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ whether he wants to push China’s economy into a depression, Trump said ‘no’ before comparing the country’s stock-market losses since the tariffs first launched to those in 1929, the start of the Great Depression in the U.S.” (10/14/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-14/trump-hints-at-more-china-tariffs-but-doesn-t-seek-depression

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18) PA: Democratic Party official forced to resign after Facebook posts deemed “offensive”
Source: Fox News

“A top Democrat in Pennsylvania said that he was forced to resign due to past Facebook posts that were deemed controversial. Mark Salvas told CBS 2 Pittsburgh that he was asked by the chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party to resign, largely because of a photo from last year that showed him and his wife with the words ‘I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross.’ Democrats in Allegheny County were reportedly offended by his patriotic post, as well as another by his wife that asked to support an officer charged in the fatal shooting of an African-American teen in June. ‘I’m not ashamed of my patriotism, not one bit,’ said Salvas, a Gulf War veteran. ‘I fought for this country. I think I have a right to have a voice and be patriotic.’” (10/15/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/15/pennsylvania-democrat-mark-salvas-forced-resign-over-controversial-facebook-posts

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19) GA: Idiot pol steals student’s phone in public
Source: The Hill

“Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) was seen on video snatching the cellphone out of the hands of a Georgia Tech student while he was being asked a question regarding the state’s possible suppression of minority voter registration. Perdue was visiting the college campus in Atlanta on Saturday to campaign for Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), The Washington Post reported Sunday. … A spokeswoman for Perdue said in a statement to The Hill that the senator, who is an alumnus of Georgia Tech, spent several hours meeting with hundreds of people at the football game. ‘The Senator spoke with many students and answered questions on a variety of topics,’ the spokeswoman said. ‘In this instance, the Senator clearly thought he was being asked to take a picture, and he went to take a selfie as he often does.’ ‘When he realized they didn’t actually want to take a picture, he gave the phone back,’ the statement continued.” (10/14/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/411359-gop-georgia-senator-seen-grabbing-students-phone-after-question-over-voter-id

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20) Sears files for bankruptcy; Lampert steps down as CEO
Source: CNBC

“Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy early Monday after years of staying afloat through financial maneuvering and relying on billions of CEO Eddie Lampert’s own money. The company also announced that Lampert will be stepping down as CEO, effective immediately, although he remains its chairman. The 125-year-old retailer said Monday it was appointing Mohsin Meghji, managing partner of M-III Partners, as its Chief Restructuring Officer. As part of the bankruptcy, Sears will shutter 142 stores towards the end of the year end. It expects to begin liquidation sales shortly.” (10/15/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/sears-files-for-bankruptcy.html

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

21) The Saudi collapse
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The collapse of Saudi influence in Washington will block the war plans of the neocons in Washington who think they have a chance to turn Trump into George W. Bush. Absent the Saudis’ relentless pressure, the America Firsters in the administration who remember why Trump was elected will have the political weight to prevent another Mideast war. Perhaps even the hardliner Iranians, who have vowed never to negotiate with Trump, will seize the moment and realize that now is the time to get Washington off their backs, although for domestic political reasons public negotiations do seem out of the question for the moderates. One very worrisome aspect of the Saudi spectacle is the degree to which it may represent the last days of a system that is de facto terminal.” (10/15/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/10/14/the-saudi-collapse/

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22) TSA must end sexual abuse of female travelers
Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“In the uproar over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, many members of Congress declared that women have a ‘right to be believed.’ Unfortunately, Congress is ignoring legions of women who have been sexually abused thanks to the immunity Congress provides to federal agents. But a federal appeals court may grant relief despite Washington’s negligence.” (10/15/18)

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2018/10/15/usa-today-tsa-must-end-sexual-abuse-of-female-travelers/

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23) How the populist moment can become the liberty moment
Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“The regulatory state inevitably falls victim to what James Burnham called ‘the managerial revolution.’ Populism is its mythos. A technocracy, Burnham wrote, cannot be ‘openly expressed [as a] function of keeping the ruling class in power over the rest of society. The ideology must ostensibly speak in the name of ‘humanity,’ ‘the people,’ the race,’ ‘the future,’ ‘God,’ ‘destiny,’ and so on.’ … The good news is that the populist moment has the potential to become the liberty moment. The concerns that drive the populist impulse are legitimate — and give conservatives [sic] a chance to offer real solutions.” [editor’s note: Conservatism will never be populist. Real libertarianism, on the other hand, is also real populism – TLK] (10/15/18)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2018/10/15/how-populist-moment-can-become-liberty-moment

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24) Ten years after the last meltdown: Is another one around the corner?
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last week’s frantic stock market sell-off indicates the failure to learn the lesson of 2008 makes another meltdown inevitable.” (10/15/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/ten-years-last-meltdown-another-one-around-corner

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25) Does Trump mean the end of history?
Source: Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

“Francis Fukuyama may yet prove to be right in predicting the end of history. But there is no doubt that he was premature. The idea that people have reached an ‘end point’ of ‘ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government’ quite obviously seems out-of-step with our political reality in 2018. It could still happen one day. But it surely hasn’t happened yet. Fukuyama knows this. However, to ensure that this is only a temporary setback — not a permanent blow — for his thesis, he has penned Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment.” (10/15/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/15/does-trump-mean-the-end-of-the-end-of-hi

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26) Democrats not the party of women, but the party of exploiting them for political gain
Source: Fox News Forum
by Candace Owens

“The despicable treatment now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh received at his Senate confirmation hearing proves conclusively that the Democratic Party is not the party of women; it is the party of exploiting women for political gain. In their eagerness to pander to women by saying absolutely anything that might win their votes, Democrats were even willing to throw out the centuries-old concept that is the foundation of our legal system: the presumption that we are all innocent until proven guilty. Democrats insisted that women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct should automatically be believed with absolutely zero evidence to back up their claims. Kavanaugh ‘bears the burden of disproving these allegations,’ said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., who as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee really ought to know better. OK, so will Coons pledge right now to immediately resign from the Senate if a woman he may never have even met comes forward and says (without any corroborating evidence or witnesses) that he sexually assaulted her decades ago?” (10/15/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/candace-owens-democrats-arent-the-party-of-women-theyre-the-party-of-exploiting-them-for-political-gain

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27) An idea that should not even exist
Source: Strike The Root
by Alex R Knight III

“The other night, after a long day of doing far more productive things, I broke one of my own usual patterns and watched some congressional hearing videos online. These mostly consisted of people like Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz grilling various titular heads — and sometimes their subordinates — from any number of alphabet-soup agencies (DEA, IRS, BATFE, EPA, FBI) about a wide-ranging variety of government business. One of them even saw Gowdy interrogating Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi affair. There were some theatrics, some histrionics. Most of it was flat-out boring, in truth. And none of it, ultimately, accomplished a damned thing.” (10/13/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/idea-that-should-not-even-exist

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28) First Amendment: Not a license to protest anywhere, anytime
Source: USA Today
Chris Truax

“Don Lemon, host of CNN Tonight, had an on-air meltdown last week that culminated in this declaration to his audience: ‘In the Constitution, you can protest whenever and wherever you want. It doesn’t tell you that you can’t do it in a restaurant, that you can’t do it on a football field. It doesn’t tell you that you can’t do it on a cable news, you can do it wherever you want. To call people mobs because they are exercising their constitutional right is just beyond the pale.’ This is largely nonsense, and dangerous nonsense at that. But if a respected journalist like Lemon can be so completely mistaken about how the First Amendment works and the exercise of free speech in a civilized society, then anyone can.” (10/15/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/15/free-speech-protests-limits-call-out-mob-attacks-column/1606294002

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29) The Washington Post, as it shames others, continues to pay and publish undisclosed Saudi lobbyists and other propagandists
Source: The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald

“In the wake of the disappearance and likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, some of the most fervent and righteous voices demanding that others sever their ties with the Saudi regime have, understandably, come from his colleagues at that paper. ‘Why do you work for a murderer?,’ asked the Post’s long-time Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt, addressing unnamed hypothetical Washington luminaries who continue to take money to do work for the despots in Riyadh …. But to find those for whom this question is directly relevant, Hiatt need not invoke his imagination or resort to hypotheticals. He can instead look to a place far more concrete and proximate: his own staff.” (10/15/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/10/15/the-washington-post-as-it-shames-others-continues-to-pay-and-publish-undisclosed-saudi-lobbyists-and-other-regime-propagandists/

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30) Finding a balance between inner and outer freedom
Source: Cato Unbound
by Aaron Ross Powell

“I’ve been pretty vocal in arguing that caring about politics degrades our character. A world where decisions about the contours of our lives — the choices open to us, the environment we live in, the ends we may pursue — –are politically determined (i.e., determined through the mechanisms of the state) is a world that sets us unnecessarily against each other. Such a world also encourages us to embrace behavior we ought not, and to accept epistemic standards we wouldn’t in other spheres of our lives. … However, we find ourselves in a political world. ” (10/15/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/10/15/aaron-ross-powell/finding-balance-between-inner-outer-freedom

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31) Locking up the children
Source: The American Prospect
by Manuel Madrid

“Outside. That place where kids his age are busy jumping in pools under the summer sun or laughing in air-conditioned movie theaters; the kinds of things he used to do with his mother and his sisters before they were separated, and that he hopes to do again once he’s released. But for the moment, afuera feels far off to Martín, who is still a teenager. And while dreaming of freedom provides a temporary escape from the loneliness of confinement, it can also be painful. Just as the shelter monitors circumscribe his actions, so too must Martín police his own thoughts. ‘In the shelter, it doesn’t feel good thinking about being outside,’ says Martín. ‘It’s frustrating.’ Martín, whose name has been changed for protective purposes due to his ongoing case, is one of more than 12,300 migrant children currently held in government-contracted shelter facilities while they wait for their immigration cases to be resolved …” (10/15/18)

http://prospect.org/article/locking-children

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32) What should be illegal?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“A radar detector is an inanimate object. It can’t harm anyone by itself. If a radar detector has ever been used to bludgeon someone to death in Virginia (or anywhere else), I am not aware of it. But even if one has been so used, that would still not be a legitimate reason for the government of Virginia to ban radar detectors. After all, guns, knives, hammers, and blunt objects are legal in Virginia. And not only that, Virginia allows individual persons to openly carry firearms (with some exceptions, of course) and carry concealed handguns with a permit. Clearly, it is only what people do with inanimate objects that should be cause for concern.” (10/15/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/what-should-be-illegal/

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33) Universal Basic Income has been tried before. It didn’t work.
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Vijay Menon

“The best available evidence about the potential effects of these programs comes from the federal government’s ‘negative income tax’ experiment. The experiment, which ran from 1968 to 1980, consisted of four random, controlled trials across six states designed to test the negative income tax. Similar to the universal basic income, a negative income tax guarantees a minimum income, which phases out as earnings increase. … Evaluations of the experiment found that the negative income tax reduced ‘desired hours of work by 9 percent for husbands, by 20 percent for wives, and by 25 percent for single female heads of families.’ For single males who were not heads of households throughout the experiment, the reduction in hours worked per week was a staggering 43 percent.” (10/15/18)

https://fee.org/articles/universal-basic-income-has-been-tried-before-it-didn-t-work/

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34) Thousands of Amazon delivery drivers won’t be eligible for the $15 wage
Source: In These Times
by David Dayen

“Amazon’s announcement raising its entry-level wage to $15 an hour for all employees has been lauded as an inspiring example of corporate responsibility. In response to sharp criticism and threatened legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders [I-VT] over low pay and horrid conditions at Amazon warehouses, CEO Jeff Bezos said: ‘We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead.’ But thousands of workers delivering your Amazon packages won’t be eligible for that $15 entry-level wage. Across the country, thousands of workers wear Amazon uniforms, use Amazon equipment, and work out of Amazon facilities, but are not classified as Amazon employees. They work for third parties known as delivery service partners (DSPs). It’s just one way Amazon manages the burden of getting billions of packages each year into the hands of its customers. Amazon has confirmed that these third-party DSPs are not covered by its new wage standard.” [editor’s note: They are starting to see through Bezos’s ruses – SAT] (10/15/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21509/amazon_third_party_delivery_drivers_wont_get_15_minimum_wage

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35) The fall of tether and what it means for the cryptocurrency markets
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“A cryptocurrency losing 10 percent of its value in a week would not normally be news. But when that cryptocurrency is a supposedly ‘stable’ coin — and one whose very stability is relied on by a huge tranche of the market — its slippage is big news. One small slip for tether can result in a giant leap for other cryptocurrencies; it is no coincidence that BTC’s climb to $7,500 in the past 12 hours, as well as its subsequent decline, was triggered by tether’s instability.” (10/15/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/the-fall-of-tether-and-what-it-means-for-the-cryptocurrency-markets/

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36) Maybe even trilobites
Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

“Every single bird and mammal I can think of, even some reptiles and fish, will exhibit something that ethologists call ‘threat display’ whenever it feels menaced. Dogs and cats, horses and cattle, geese and pigs all engage in what amounts to a form of violence reducing behavior, growling, snarling, puffing up with poison spines, spitting, and assuming various combative postures that tell an enemy, a rival, or a predator, ‘Better back off, or you’re gonna get hurt.’ … On the other hand, just suppose you’re walking down a badly-lit sidewalk in any town or city in this or practically any other country, when you’re suddenly approached by half a dozen tough-looking young punks. They could be a murderous gang of thugs out to ‘make their bones’ or just the local hockey team. But if you pull out your 6 1/2 inch nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum, and simply hold it down beside your leg, you could be arrested for ‘brandishing’ and your attractive, shiny, valuable weapon stolen from you by sticky-fingered cops.” (10/14/18)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle994-20181014-02.html

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37) Meltdown isn’t Fed’s fault … yet
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Is the Fed to blame for the market’s bad week? The easy answer is no. Markets rarely go up or down for just one reason, and that’s the case this time. But that doesn’t mean the Fed can’t make things a lot worse if it makes a policy mistake. The past week has been tough on perennial bulls. The main indexes fell sharply, with most down 4% or so during the week, continuing a recent slide. The question is always, what’s behind the drop? America’s poisonous politics? Trade disputes? The coming midterm elections? Recession fears? Certainly, all of those play a role. But so does the Federal Reserve, which President Donald Trump last week called ‘crazy’ and ‘ridiculous.’ The Fed now appears to be pursuing a strategy of quarter-point rate hikes every three months or so, in an effort to return to a ‘neutral’ rate of interest. Most economists would agree normal would be 3% or higher for the Fed funds rate, and a level of 4.5% or so for Treasury bonds. The question is, why is the Fed in such a hurry?” (10/12/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/fed-rate-hikes-yield-curve

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38) Militarism is bigotry
Source: Medium
by James Leroy Wilson

“I recently came across this statement by 20th-century anarchist Karl Hess: ‘Whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up an apologist for mass murder.’ Well, there will be a lot of mass-murder apologists lining up to vote next month in the midterm elections. It will be a referendum on the Trump Presidency. Republicans will defend his record, and Democrats will attack his record, rhetoric, and personality. What candidates and voters of either party don’t seem to care about, however, is the seven wars the United States is currently fighting, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Niger, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.” (10/14/18)

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39) Few Democrats offer alternatives to war-weary voters
Source: CounterPunch
by Jeff Cohen

“Chants of ‘No More War’ from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trump’s 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing as a foe of protracted war, his administration’s Mideast policies have largely exposed that masquerade. Unfortunately, the weak and confused positions of Democratic leaders on endless war and bloated military spending offer little alternative to war-weary voters.” (10/15/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/15/few-democrats-offer-alternatives-to-war-weary-voters/

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40) Democrats champion tax increases, slow growth & socialism
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Lewis K Uhler & Peter J Ferrara

“Democrats still have no idea what happened in 2016. Blue collar workers in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, were tired of the manifest failures of Obamanomics: slow economic growth, slow job growth, slow wage growth. Hillary Clinton was promising more of the same and those voters wanted a change. The Democrat party and its Deep State are still resisting, starting with the badly overrated Barack Obama himself. He has been the only American president in history to deploy America’s own spy agencies against the opposing political party’s candidate, as if America were a third world dictatorship. Democrat leaders don’t need the complicity of the CIA or the FBI in an election. This is not Venezuela. But the voters turned out to be right after all. Obama’s apologists laughed at Trump when he promised to restore America to its long-term growth rate of 4%, more than double President Obama’s eight-year average growth of less than 2%. Obama apologists said that less than 2% was the ‘new normal.’ America could no longer grow at its historic rates. Only uneducated ‘deplorables’ didn’t know that.” (10/15/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/democrats-tax-increases-growth-socialism

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41) Three problems with conservatism
Source: Libertarianism.org
by Enrique Clari Galan

“Conservatism is difficult to categorize. For many young people it is just a pragmatic response to what they perceive as a new and undesirable leftist agenda, while many others, most typically seniors, adopt it wholeheartedly on ideological grounds. The latter see conservatism as a full-fledged alternative to both classical liberalism and socialism, as one of the ‘big’ ideologies. But does conservatism truly stand for anything in particular, or is it just a reactionary worldview? Furthermore, to the extent that conservatism is a coherent ideology, is it worth supporting or are its main tenets simply wrong? In light of the widespread confusion around this topic, I shall briefly discuss three of conservatism’s shortcomings — that it is inoperative, unprincipled, and dangerous — in an attempt to salvage its valuable lessons from its mistaken motivations.” (10/14/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/three-problems-conservatism

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42) What Was Mexico Beach?
Source: The New Republic
by Emily Atkin

“Scenes of devastation from the Florida town have become the visual marker of Hurricane Michael, the third-strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States. With wind speeds of up to 155 miles per hour and a nine-foot storm surge, Michael essentially flattened Mexico Beach, leaving behind mountains of trash and two-by-fours. As of Sunday, search-and-rescue teams were still combing through the rubble there, and at least 46 people remained unaccounted for. Mexico Beach’s entire population is only about 1,200; around 280 people stayed to ride out the storm. There is still hope for the 46 missing. Only one death has been confirmed in the town so far, leaving officials to believe that many who decided to stay may have fled at the last minute as Michael rapidly intensified. Still, when President Donald Trump visits Mexico Beach on Monday, he will find an American community effectively destroyed — similar to what Hurricane Katrina did to parts of New Orleans over a decade ago. And like New Orleans after Katrina, the future of Mexico Beach now rests on Americans’ resolve to rebuild what was lost.” (10/15/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151684/mexico-beach-rebuilding-hurricane-michael

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43) Is technical knowledge the key driver of economic growth?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Dr. Frank Shostak

“According to this year Nobel Prize winner in economics, Paul Romer, the technical knowledge that spills over into the creation of new products is the key to sustained economic growth. Is it however true that technical knowledge is the heart of economic growth? If this would have been the case, why do third world economies continue to experience poverty? After all individuals in these economies have access to the technical knowledge of the developed world. Furthermore, Romer is of the view that free market economies, left to their own devices, tend to produce little new knowledge.” (10/15/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/10/is-technical-knowledge-the-key-driver-of-economic-growth/

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44) Economic liberalism and (re)building Europe after WWII
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Barry Stocker

“The Glorious Thirty Years of European recovery from world war and subsequent growth were not due to ‘Keynesianism’ etc. The Thirty Years ended because the influence of liberal policies had weakened and the costs of other policies had accumulated to create an obviously dysfunctional system. Left-wingers (and communitarian-corporatist conservatives) who think ‘market fundamentalists’ overthrew a well functioning social and economic settlement which was behind all the economic growth and associated institution building (post-war national recovery and European Union construction) are in error.” (10/15/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/10/15/economic-liberalism-and-rebuilding-europe-after-wwii/

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45) Quantum Vibe, 10/15/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (10/15/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1860

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46) Even rocks have rights
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Jackson Pemberton

“This seems like a strange, maybe even oxymoronic topic. Yet because of the simple nature of a rock, you may soon experience the most profound understanding of human rights you have ever had. So bear with me a moment while I set the stage.” (10/14/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/10/14/even-rocks-have-rights/

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47) The cost of enabling reckless clients
Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“When Obama was president, hawkish foreign policy pundits and analysts promoted the fiction that he ‘abandoned’ allies and ‘rewarded’ adversaries. This was one of Romney’s main campaign themes in 2012. Their answer to this imaginary problem was that the U.S. should seek to have ‘no daylight’ with its ‘allies’ (by which they almost always meant just Israel and Saudi Arabia). … Trump endorsed these erroneous hawkish criticisms of Obama’s record and sought to undo what Obama had supposedly done. If Obama had been too ‘tough’ on Israel and Saudi Arabia, he would be the most indulgent panderer who gave them whatever they desired in exchange for nothing.” (10/14/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-cost-of-enabling-reckless-clients/

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48) Why recessions are hard to predict
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“On occasion, a pundit will accurately predict a recession. As far as I know, however, no one is able to consistently predict recessions. Why is that?” (10/14/18)

https://www.econlib.org/why-recessions-are-hard-to-predict/

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49) Lessons from Khashoggi’s disappearance
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Trump’s position shows the moral bankruptcy into which the U.S. national-security state has plunged our nation. For the U.S. government to continue doing business with a regime that an official investigation has revealed intentionally murdered an innocent man in order to preserve jobs for Americans pretty much says it all. But while many commentators are saying that Trump should ‘punish’ the Saudis by denying them U.S. weaponry (which they have been using for years to kill a lot of innocent people in Yemen), the American people should actually use the controversy to begin thinking at a much higher level: Why should the U.S. government be providing foreign aid, including weaponry, to any foreign regime whatsoever?” (10/15/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/10/15/lessons-from-khashoggis-disappearance/

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50) Trump is no Smithian
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Lawrence Solomon argues that Adam Smith would applaud Donald Trump’s trade policies (‘Trump’s tariff war has one surprisingly strong supporter: Adam Smith,’ Sept. 25). But in doing so, Solomon ignores the bulk and core of what both Smith and Trump say about trade. Smith’s Wealth of Nations is, above all, a broadside against mercantilism. Trump, though, is nothing if not a mercantilist, as evidenced most clearly by his obsession with the balance of trade and his belief that U.S. trade deficits mean that America is ‘losing’ at trade. In complete contrast, Smith insisted that ‘Nothing, however, can be more absurd than this whole doctrine of the balance of trade,’ and would have regarded such talk by Trump of ‘losing’ at trade as preposterous.” (10/14/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/10/trump-no-smithian.html

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51) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 168
Source: Free Man Beyond the Wall

“Mance [Rayder] invited Lyn Ulbricht to come on the show to provide updates on the petition to release her son Ross Ulbricht from federal prison as well as a new documentary series that is being released weekly on YouTube entitled, ‘Railroaded — The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht.’ Mance invited Managing Director of Antiwar.com, Angela Keaton, to co-host. Angela is a big fan of Lyn’s and had specific questions she wanted to ask.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/15/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-168-mance-and-guest-co-host-angela-keaton-interview-lyn-ulbricht

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52) Reason Podcast, 10/15/18
Source: Reason

“When Lesley Stahl asked President Donald Trump how he would punish Saudi Arabia if the oil-rich dictatorship was found to have murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the president quickly turned the conversation toward the importance of arms sales to American jobs. Was that the right answer? No it wasn’t, argue editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch on the Monday editor-roundtable version of the Reason Podcast.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/10/15/should-we-sell-weapons-to-saudi

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53) Editor’s Break, episode 100
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 100 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the how and why of systemic racism; why anarchists don’t need to oppose hierarchy, instead of just opposing coercive institutions; whether humanity will survive this new so-called ‘age of outrage;’ and more.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/systemic-racism-hierarchy-the-age-of-outrage-20m-editors-break-100

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54) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 10/15/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“President Trump’s threat of ‘severe’ repercussions if the Saudis are found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi were met with more threats from the Saudi side, including from a media figure close to the royal family who warned of high oil prices and a shift of alliances. Meanwhile Secretary of State Pompeo is in the air heading to Saudi Arabia to get to the bottom of the missing journalist.” [Flash video] (10/15/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/saudis-threaten-trump-you-want-400-oil

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55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 370
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s flagship episode, Marc convenes with Lions stalwarts Howie Snowdon and Brian McWilliams — for another adult-beverage-fueled edition of ‘Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!’” [various formats] (10/15/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/10/15/libertarians-in-living-rooms-drinking-liquor-kanye-cocaine-bear-and-howie-gets-the-mute-button/

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56) Political Beats, episode 45
Source: National Review

“In this special episode, Scot and Jeff discuss Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker with David Lowery, the main singer/songwriter and bandleader for both groups.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/political-beats/episode-45-david-lowery-camper-van-beethoven-and-cracker/

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57) Scott Adams Says, 10/15/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about Warren’s DNA test, Khashoggi, climate change, and coffee.” [Flash video] (10/15/18)

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

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58) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 82
Source: Roll Call

“Stock market losses and interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve may be making some people jittery especially President Donald Trump. But none of it is abnormal, explains CQ’s numbers guru, budget and appropriations editor Peter Cohn.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/behind-interest-rate-increases

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59) One Free Family, episode 35
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“James and Taylor zoom in on a single day in their life, taking you through a challenging day in their parenting journey and how that looked for them. They talk about moments they failed to be the parents they wanted to be, times where they were in tense and heated discussions about their parenting, and how days like these can help us keep working on our parenting. They also discuss strategies for recognizing when little stressors are piling up and fraying our nerves, and how they bounced back from a tough day.” [Flash audio] (10/15/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/a-mile-in-our-shoes-zooming-in-on-a-hard-day-of-parenting-off035/

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60) The Last Nighters, episode 41
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“We’re talking about the punk-rock horror/thriller movie Green Room. It pits an ANTIFA-flavored punk band and a white supremacist audience against in each other in a battle to the death. Sadly, they both share many of the same ideas and horrific understanding of economics and morality. We get deep into some of the weeds here in a fun critique of pacing and real grown-up style reviewing. Enjoys!” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/15/18)

https://jrlp.podbean.com/e/green-room-the-last-nighters-episode-41/

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61) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 183
Source: The Daily Liberator

“First Post-Purge Podcast.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-183-first-post-purge-podcast/

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62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 258
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #258, I discuss how some close US allies have terrible human rights records. Recently, Egypt imprisoned a girl for discussing being sexually harassed in public, Israel has detained an American student for supporting BDS, and the UAE has held a UK researcher in solitary confinement for five months. Many of these countries are committing long-term atrocities, such as Turkey’s persecution of the Kurds, the Saudi led genocide in Yemen, and the Ukrainian government’s deep ties with neo-Nazis. I also discuss an article by Gareth Porter on the Internet Research Agency’s limited impact on the 2016 election.” [various formats] (10/15/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-258-americas-evil-allies

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63) Free Talk Live, 10/14/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Portland Violence Erupts Again :: Shooting Group Invite Changes Protestors’ Minds :: U.S. Polarization to Lead to Civil War :: Provocateurs :: Guns and Drugs :: Offensive City Smells :: Fantasy of the Nation State :: Drug Legalization :: Synthetic Drugs :: Protesting Scouting :: Cannabis :: Due Process :: Climate Change :: Unfair Call Screening :: HOSTS — Ian, Laurel, Michael.” [Flash audio or MP3] (10/14/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-10-14

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64) Eric Eikenberry on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Scott talks to Eric Eikenberry about the war in Yemen and the various efforts to stop it. A small cadre in the House of Representatives has been trying to introduce resolutions that would invoke the War Powers Act, but so far have met with little success. Eikenberry thinks that popular opinion is beginning to turn sharply against the war, thanks in part to the American media beginning to focus on it. If this shift continues, he thinks the resolutions have a chance at success.” [various formats] (10/14/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/10-12-18-eric-eikenberry-on-stopping-the-war-in-yemen/

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65) Anarcho Agenda, episode 83
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Has the me too movement become a witch hunt, plus the Texas attorney General has backed the expulsion of a teenager for not standing for the pledge, all that and more on the latest episode of Anarcho Agenda.” [various formats] (10/14/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-83-2018-10-14

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