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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Bitcoin, Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017
2) US-based gangs close busiest Mexico turf line crossing for several hours to install new booby traps
3) Israel: Netanyahu staves off cabinet rebellion, averts early elections
4) Dow closes down nearly 400 points as tech losses batter stock market
5) US Senate Democrats sue to block Whitaker from serving as AG
6) France: One dead, 400 injured in third day of tax protests
7) FDA, USDA gangs announce expansion of extortion rackets to lab-grown meat
8) China: Regime sentences writer to ten years for homoerotic book
9) NY: de Blasio, citing “socialistic impulse,” wants more government control of NYC property
10) Koch groups: Congress shouldn’t renew expired tax breaks
11) Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings
12) White House drops bid to revoke Acosta’s press pass
13) In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership
14) Japan: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn arrested after company accuses him of misconduct
15) Spain demands Gibraltar veto in Brexit deal
16) Flake: “Worth using a little leverage” to get back at Trump for not appointing me ambassador to South Africa after I did him a solid on Kavanaugh
17) Court: McAfee “liable” for 2012 death of Belize neighbour
18) CA: Breed takes step to ensure Prop. C homeless tax becomes reality
19) WA: Police chief pushes back on unconstitutional gun restrictions
20) PA: Philly cabbies refuse service to “Proud Boy” idiots

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) No one owns a culture
22) Libertarian populism is still relevant in the age of Trump
23) Health care ate America
24) Pentagon fails first audit, neocons demand more spending
25) A country is not like a for-profit company
26) Don’t hand over Interpol to Russia
27) Support the Houthis
28) Can for-profit schools revolutionize education? One entrepreneur is betting yes.
29) “There are no people”: China’s crackdown in the Uyghur heartland
30) California fires: Blaming climate, ignoring incompetence
31) The case for expanding community sponsorship of refugees
32) Jim Acosta will only behave when there’s a Democrat in the White House
33) Canada’s marijuana legalization is tainted by big government’s grasp on sales
34) Apple’s Tim Cook entirely right on tech regulation — politicians won’t leave that much money alone
35) Why the Danske Bank money laundering scandal is a problem for Putin
36) The abyss gazes back
37) Remembering the Dale Akiki case
38) The punctured myth of Sheryl Sandberg
39) Politics = lies
40) The reason for killing Iranians
41) The Brexit mess will go on for years
42) Liberty, authority, and Giuliani
43) It’s time for American to reckon with the staggering death toll of the post-9/11 wars
44) “Federal Jobs Guarantee” idea: Costly, misguided & increasingly popular with Democrats
45) The illegitimacy of the ruling class
46) Pursuing Julian Assange — and the president
47) Quantum Vibe, 11/19/18
48) Moral bankruptcy
49) The ACLU declines to defend civil rights
50) A catalogue of bullshit
51) The “Resistance” struggles to justify support for Trump’s prosecution of Assange
52) More of the more
53) How thinking proves the existence of natural rights
54) Criminal justice reform: We can improve expensive, ineffective system by lowering recidivism
55) Free societies don’t need the Fed’s managers

The Sound and the Fury:

56) Reason Podcast, 11/19/18
57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 183
58) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show
59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/19/18
60) Scott Adams Says, 11/19/18
61) One Free Family, episode 39
62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 273
63) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 375
64) Free Talk Live, 11/18/18
65) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 188

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

1) Bitcoin, Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017
Source: Ars Technica

“Every major cryptocurrency was down sharply on Monday morning, with many hitting levels not seen since 2017. Bitcoin fell below $5,100, a low not seen since October 2017. Ethereum’s currency, ether, fell below $155 — down 25 percent over the last week. Ether’s value hasn’t been this low since July 2017. The weekend’s losses are a continuation of last week’s selloff.” (11/19/18)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/cryptocurrencies-hit-one-year-lows-amid-ongoing-bitcoin-cash-schism/

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2) US-based gangs close busiest Mexico turf line crossing for several hours to install new booby traps
Source: Time

“The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. The U.S. also closed one of two pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro crossing in a move apparently aimed at preventing any mass rush of migrants across the border. The installation of movable, wire-topped barriers threatens to complicate life for Mexicans using San Ysidro, where about 110,000 people enter the U.S. every day in 40,000 vehicles. Long lines backed up in Tijuana, where many people have to cross the border to work on the U.S. side.” (11/19/18)

http://time.com/5459109/mexico-border-closes-security-barriers/

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3) Israel: Netanyahu staves off cabinet rebellion, averts early elections
Source: CNN

“Two key Israeli ministers announced Monday that they would remain in the country’s coalition government and support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, temporarily delaying the prospect of early elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, both from the right-wing Jewish Home party, told a news conference they would support Netanyahu, but demanded the coalition carries out a more right-wing policy. … Bennett had demanded the defense ministry following the resignation of Avigdor Liberman last week. Bennett had threatened to withdraw the coalition, forcing its collapse, if he were not given the position. On Sunday night, Netanyahu announced he would hold the defense ministry for himself, forcing Bennett to withdraw or give up on his demand.” (11/19/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/middleeast/netanyahu-israel-warning-elections-intl/index.html

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4) Dow closes down nearly 400 points as tech losses batter stock market
Source: MarketWatch

“Stocks retreated sharply lower Monday, with shares of technology and internet-related companies dragging the market lower. The main equity benchmarks saw losses accelerate in morning trade after a report showed home-builders’ confidence plummeted in November. … The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index led the markets lower, closing down 219.4 points, or 3%, to 7,028.48. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 395.8 points, or 1.6%, to 25,017.44, and the S&P 500 index retreated 45.5 points, or 1.7%, at 2,690.73.” (11/19/18)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-poised-to-kick-off-holiday-shortened-week-lower-2018-11-19

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5) US Senate Democrats sue to block Whitaker from serving as AG
Source: The Daily Beast

“A group of Senate Democrats is suing to block Matt Whitaker from serving as acting attorney general on grounds that his placement in the post was unconstitutional. The suit, which is being filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is the latest and most aggressive salvo against the Whitaker appointment. … The latest suit, which was brought by the groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center for the Senators, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because the U.S. Senate did not confirm him to his prior post.” (11/19/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/senate-democrats-sue-to-remove-matt-whitaker-from-the-attorney-general-post

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6) France: One dead, 400 injured in third day of tax protests
Source: Daily Express [UK]

“Thousands of French drivers protested against higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies in demonstrations across motorways over the weekend, sparking major traffic jams and several accidents, including a fatality at one road blockade. The diesel tax increases, designed to encourage drivers to switch to more environmentally-friendly cars, were approved in 2017, but began to bite when oil prices surged last month. Angry motorists and other demonstrators, many accusing Mr Macron of being disconnected from reality, blocked roads and took part in go-slows across France in a grassroots campaign dubbed the ‘yellow jackets,’ or ‘gilets jaunes’ in French, after the neon vests all drivers must keep in their cars in case of a breakdown.” (11/19/18)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1047354/france-fuel-protests-violence-latest-emmanuel-macron-christophe-castaner

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7) FDA, USDA gangs announce expansion of extortion rackets to lab-grown meat
Source: Newsweek

“Laboratory-grown meat could soon be available, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announcing that they would oversee its production so it could be safely sold to consumers across the country. A joint statement released by the two agencies said they would be working together to ‘foster these innovative food products and maintain the highest standards of public health.’ The FDA would be in charge of regulating the collection, banking and growing of the cells used to make artificial meat, while the USDA would work on the production and labeling of food products.” (11/19/18)

https://www.newsweek.com/lab-grown-meat-coming-america-fda-usda-announce-1221418

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8) China: Regime sentences writer to ten years for homoerotic book
Source: CNN

“A Chinese novelist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for writing and distributing homoerotic novels, provoking widespread debate online over the severity of her sentence. The female writer, surnamed Liu, but more commonly known by her internet pseudonym Tianyi, was arrested in 2017 following the success of her novel ‘Occupy,’ according to reports in Chinese state media. The book was described by police in East China’s Anhui Province as depicting ‘obscene sexual behavior between males’ set to themes of ‘violence, abuse and humiliation.’ Despite being sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court in the city of Wuhu on October 31, Liu’s case was only recently brought to nationwide attention after being shared widely online.” (11/19/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/china/chinese-erotic-fiction-writer-prison-intl/index.html

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9) NY: de Blasio, citing “socialistic impulse,” wants more government control of NYC property
Source: Fox News

“Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his ‘socialistic impulse’ in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city. ‘I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be,’ de Blasio said in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine. ‘I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs.’ Asked about housing inequality, the progressive Democrat de Blasio bemoaned the soaring rent and home prices in one of the world’s most expensive cities and said that ideally the city government would be able to implement tough laws around income levels and rents. ‘Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed,’ he said. ‘And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents.’” (11/19/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nycs-de-blasio-would-love-to-see-city-control-rents-and-housing-development

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10) Koch groups: Congress shouldn’t renew expired tax breaks
Source: The Hill

“Groups backed by wealthy GOP donor Charles Koch are urging Congress not to renew expired tax breaks, as lawmakers may consider reviving some or all of them during the lame-duck session. The expired provisions ‘provide special interest tax breaks and unfairly pick winners and losers by propping up select industries and companies over others,’ officials with Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce said Monday in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).” (11/19/18)

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/417366-koch-groups-congress-shouldnt-renew-expired-tax-breaks

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11) Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The US firm said it made the decision because settlements were at the ‘core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.’ The move has been welcomed by Palestinians but Israel has called it ‘shameful’ and threatened legal action. The West Bank settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this. Airbnb has previously been criticised by Palestinian officials and human rights campaigners for allowing listings of homes to rent in Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank. A statement from the company said: ‘US law permits companies like Airbnb to engage in business in these territories.’” (11/19/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46269704

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12) White House drops bid to revoke Acosta’s press pass
Source: The Hill

“The White House is dropping its effort to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his press credentials, a defeat for President Trump in his campaign against the news media. The reversal comes after the White House notified Acosta last Friday it may renew its attempts to revoke his press pass after a judge’s order restoring it expired. The White House set a Sunday deadline for Acosta to object and said it would make a final decision by 3 p.m. on Monday. … The decision to permanently restore Acosta’s pass was surprising, given the president’s reluctance to back away from a fight. By most indications, the administration was prepared to move forward with its efforts just hours before a final decision was announced.” (11/19/18)

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/417487-white-house-drops-bid-to-revoke-acostas-press-pass

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13) In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Sixteen Democrats who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for ‘new leadership’ when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party’s House majority in the next Congress. The letter’s release suggests that rather than spending the next six weeks focusing on a fresh agenda to present to Americans, House Democrats could be consumed with a bitter and attention-grabbing internal leadership fight. The battle pits the party’s largely liberal and diverse membership backing Pelosi, D-Calif., against a small group of mostly moderate male lawmakers. Of the 16 Democrats who signed the letter (which stops short of explicitly saying they will vote for an opposing candidate for speaker) all but two are men: Reps. Kathleen Rice of New York and California’s Linda Sanchez. ‘We promised to change the status quo, and we intend to deliver on that promise,’ the authors wrote, referring to campaign pledges to back new House leaders made by a number of Democratic candidates. ‘Therefore, we are committed to voting for new leadership in both our Caucus meeting and on the House Floor.’” (11/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/In-threat-to-Pelosi-16-Dems-say-they-ll-back-new-13405588.php

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14) Japan: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn arrested after company accuses him of misconduct
Source: Dawn [Pakistan]

“Automaker Nissan on Monday accused its chairman, president and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn of ‘significant acts of misconduct’ including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged that he had been arrested in Tokyo. Japanese broadcaster NHK said Ghosn had been arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct. Nissan, in a statement, said it had been conducting a probe into Ghosn for several months after receiving a whistleblower report and had uncovered misconduct going back several years.” (11/19/18)

https://www.dawn.com/news/1446575/nissan-ceo-carlos-ghosn-arrested-after-company-accuses-him-of-misconduct

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15) Spain demands Gibraltar veto in Brexit deal
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Spain has said it will not agree to the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without clarity over how talks on the future status of Gibraltar should be handled. Foreign minister Josep Borrell insisted that talks about the territory were ‘separate negotiations.’ The country will not agree to the draft deal until that is clarified, he said following a meeting with EU ministers. Spain maintains a claim to Gibraltar, which was ceded to the British crown under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. Throughout the Brexit negotiations, Spain (along with Ireland and Cyprus) has conducted separate talks with the UK about specific border issues.” (11/19/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46267684

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16) Flake: “Worth using a little leverage” to get back at Trump for not appointing me ambassador to South Africa after I did him a solid on Kavanaugh
Source: CNN

“Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Sunday that he has threatened to vote against federal judicial nominees because ‘it’s worth using a little leverage’ to spur a vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on ‘State of the Union,’ Flake stressed that President Donald Trump’s newly appointed acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, who now oversees the Mueller probe, ‘has not been confirmed by the Senate and … has expressed hostility to the Mueller investigation.’” (11/18/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/politics/flake-mueller-judges-sotu-cnntv/index.html

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17) Court: McAfee “liable” for 2012 death of Belize neighbour
Source: The Register [UK]

“Infosec personality John McAfee has been found legally ‘liable’ via a default judgment for the death of his neighbour, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his Belize home in 2012. The ruling was made yesterday [November 14] in a Florida district court as part of a five-year legal battle by Gregory Faull’s estate against McAfee, who spent some time living in Belize before his neighbour’s demise. … [McAfee] did not appear to have engaged with the legal process, judging from a striking lack of legal filings made by him in the case, as seen by The Register — to the point where he hadn’t even hired himself a lawyer. Faull’s estate thus successfully applied for default judgment against McAfee. A bench trial has been scheduled for January 2019 to determine what damages Mac will have to pay.” [hat tip — David Klaus] (11/15/18)

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/15/john_mcafee_liable_death_neighbour_belize/

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18) CA: Breed takes step to ensure Prop. C homeless tax becomes reality
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“After initially assailing Proposition C as well-intentioned but ill-conceived, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has taken a significant step to help ensure the measure’s success. On Monday, Breed announced that she has introduced an ordinance that would allow City Attorney Dennis Herrera to seek a court order validating the city’s use of a simple-majority vote to pass Prop. C. Prop. C, which would bring in as much as $300 million a year through a tax on the city’s biggest businesses, is one of three San Francisco ballot measures currently trapped in legal limbo. Since last year, the city has relied on a pivotal memo issued by the city attorney’s office to pass ballot measures that would levy taxes for specific or “special” purposes. The memo interpreted a recent state Supreme Court ruling to mean that special tax measures require only a simple majority to pass, rather than a two-thirds supermajority, when they’re brought by citizen groups and not government officials.” (11/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-Mayor-Breed-takes-step-to-ensure-Prop-C-13405961.php?t=b7dce5cc90

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19) WA: Police chief pushes back on unconstitutional gun restrictions
Source: Fox News

“One police chief in Washington State wants to make his city a ‘sanctuary’ for gun owners. Republic Police Department Chief Loren Culp is looking to shield his city from a new state law that imposes more strict limitations on firearms. Initiative 1639 was recently approved in Washington and prevents individuals under the age of 21 from buying semiautomatic weapons. The law also creates the potential for someone to be criminally prosecuted if he or she stores a gun where a ‘prohibited’ person gains access to it. Loren said on Sunday that he ‘cannot and will not’ enforce the law, and that I-1639 almost eliminates the ability for individuals under the age of 21 to exercise their constitutional rights. ‘It goes against the oath of my office,’ he said on Fox & Friends.” (11/18/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/11/18/washington-state-police-chief-pushes-back-new-gun-restrictions

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20) PA: Philly cabbies refuse service to “Proud Boy” idiots
Source: Newsweek

“Far-right protesters, including members of far-right fraternal organization the Proud Boys, were reportedly left stranded after cab drivers refused to pick them up after a rally in Philadelphia. Videos on Twitter show cab drivers, who arrived after the sparsely attended right-wing rally finished, swiftly leaving when they were told by counter-protesters they were there to pick up far right protesters.” (11/18/18)

https://www.newsweek.com/taxi-drivers-reportedly-refuse-service-racists-attending-far-right-1220989

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

21) No one owns a culture
Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“To own something is to have the rights (1) to determine exclusively how it is used, (2) to appropriate exclusively any income or other benefits it yields, and (3) to transfer the foregoing rights to others by sale, gift, or bequest. In this light, it is clear that no one owns a culture, and hence no one may legitimately seek state violence for the defense of such asserted property rights.” (11/19/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/11/19/no-one-owns-a-culture/

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22) Libertarian populism is still relevant in the age of Trump
Source: The American Conservative
by Kevin Boyd

“The conventional wisdom says that libertarian politics is irrelevant in the age of Donald Trump. Liberty-minded ideas have been rejected, this line of thinking goes, both in the Republican Party and on the national scene. The result of the midterm elections would seem to back this up. … Yet while there was some bad news for libertarians in the midterms, there was also plenty of good news. Those positive glimmers show that libertarian populism still has a place in both the Republican Party and national politics.” (11/19/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/libertarian-populism-is-still-relevant-in-the-age-of-trump/

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23) Health care ate America
Source: Reason
by Peter Suderman

“In 1960, six years before the start of Medicare and Medicaid, America spent about $27 billion on health care. That figure represented just under 5 percent of an economy that was about $543 billion in total. By 2016, combined public and private spending on health care had reached more than $3.3 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of the total economy, with almost half the bill paid by government. Now, thanks to factors such as increased drug prices and an aging population, official projections have health care spending increasing indefinitely. In the five decades after the passage of America’s two largest health care entitlements, that sector has become a maw, eating everything in its path.” (for publication 12/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/19/health-care-ate-america

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24) Pentagon fails first audit, neocons demand more spending
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“The Pentagon has finally completed its first ever audit and the results are as many of us expected. After spending nearly a billion dollars to find out what has happened to trillions in unaccounted-for spending, the long look through the books has concluded that only ten percent of all Pentagon agencies pass muster. I am surprised any of them did. Even the Pentagon is not surprised by the failure of the audit. … Outgoing chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, warned against concluding that this mis-handling trillions of dollars should make us hesitant to continue sending trillions more to the Pentagon. The failed audit ‘should not be used as an excuse for arbitrary cuts that reverse the progress we have begun on rebuilding our strength and readiness,’ he said. The neocons concur.” (11/19/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/pentagon-fails-first-audit-neocons-demand-spending

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25) A country is not like a for-profit company
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Donald J Boudreaux

“One of the most common faulty premises that infects discussions of economic policy is the premise that a country is like a private for-profit company, only larger. Nearly everything that the United States President says about trade makes sense if you understand him to believe that the United States economy is a gargantuan for-profit firm. … But Trump’s premise is completely flawed.” (11/19/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/country-not-profit-company

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26) Don’t hand over Interpol to Russia
Source: Fox News Forum
by Oliver “Buck” Revell

“Imagine putting a key international law enforcement agency in the hands of one of the top international law abusers. Unless the United States and others act, this Wednesday, November 21, exactly that will happen, as the presidency of Interpol will be turned over to Russia. Interpol is one of the most powerful tools that exists for international law enforcement and counter-terrorism. It is not an international police force, a popular misconception fueled by too many movie scripts. But through its ‘Red Notice’ and ‘Diffusion’ systems, Interpol effectively allows any of its 190 member countries to stop and secure wanted individuals at the border of other member countries. Unfortunately, this powerful tool has increasingly been misused by authoritarian regimes, who use pre-textual charges to harass, silence or punish dissidents, journalists or other political enemies, real and imagined.” (11/19/18)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/buck-revell-dont-hand-over-interpol-to-russia

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27) Support the Houthis
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“The Vietcong were peasants defending their country from an American invasion of genocidal proportions. They were the one force standing between the American war machine and a million My Lai’s. To appose the war without supporting this resistance would be an act of absurd hypocrisy. … Flash forward fifty years, an Arab coalition backed by US Dollars and armed to the fangs with American weapons has slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians and starved countless more in the tiny nation of Yemen, one of the poorest on earth. Their latest victim’s crime? An old one, Supporting another rag-tag militia of rural freedom fighters known as the Houthis …” (11/19/18)

http://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/11/support-houthis.html

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28) Can for-profit schools revolutionize education? One entrepreneur is betting yes.
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Kerry McDonald

“As much as we (rightfully) decry the persistence of factory-style mass schooling, we should remember that this remnant of the Industrial Age was, at its time, quite innovative. … Today, as we leave the Industrial Age for the Innovation Era, educators and social reformers should once again look to the new ideas, pioneering practices, and other drivers of our modern economic success to transform education and schooling. Some educators are already doing this.” (11/19/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/can-for-profit-schools-revolutionize-education-one-entrepreneur-is-betting-yes

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29) “There are no people”: China’s crackdown in the Uyghur heartland
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Ann Scott Tyson

“Winter is coming, and farmers in this Uyghur village are busy cutting branches pruned from walnut trees for firewood. The wood is fuel for small metal stoves that heat their mud-and-brick homes. Other villagers are washing the coarse wool rugs they use to cover their floors and hang on walls as insulation against the cold. Much work remains to be done. There are red dates to harvest, and maize to dry and store. But as chilly winds sweep this dusty village of some 400 households on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, a noticeable shortage of hands is causing many families to struggle. ‘My older brother is in training prison,’ one villager says, watching her toddler play under a grape trellis in the courtyard of her traditional Uyghur home. ‘My sister is in a training prison, too,’ she adds quietly, as sheep bleat in the adjacent manger.” (11/19/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2018/1119/There-are-no-people-China-s-crackdown-in-the-Uyghur-heartland

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30) California fires: Blaming climate, ignoring incompetence
Source: Heartland Institute
by Paul Driessen

“Resorting to ‘manmade climate change’ has become the favorite, most politically expedient tactic for deflecting attention away from the abject, ideological, even criminally incompetent forest management practices demanded by politicians, regulators, judges and environmentalists in recent decades. The hard, incontrovertible reality is that California is and always has been a largely arid state, afflicted on repeated occasions by prolonged droughts, interspersed with periods of intense rainfall, and buffeted almost every autumn by powerful winds that can whip forest fires into infernos.” (11/19/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/11/california-fires-blaming-climate-ignoring-incompetence/

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31) The case for expanding community sponsorship of refugees
Source: Niskanen Center
by Matthew La Corte

“Today, the United States refugee resettlement program lingers in a more precarious position than ever before. Less than 23,000 refugees were resettled in fiscal year 2018, and the fiscal year 2019 refugee ceiling is set for 30,000 — the lowest ceiling in the history of the program. Not only does the lower ceiling impact the sheer quantity of refugees that we resettle in the United States, but it impacts the fiscal health of the nine voluntary agencies that have been resettling refugee for over forty years. Resettlement offices have been closing nationwide as the total number of refugee arrivals contracts to record lows. It is critically important to preserve and improve the refugee resettlement infrastructure now, so that there is an adequate system in place to resettle refugees in America when the historical resettlement numbers are eventually restored. One strategy to maintain the infrastructure is tapping into private sector interest in supporting refugees that exists across the United States and launching community sponsorship programs that complement current efforts from the voluntary agencies and ensure their survival.” (11/19/18)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/the-case-for-expanding-community-sponsorship-of-refugees/

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32) Jim Acosta will only behave when there’s a Democrat in the White House
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by staff

“President Donald Trump says he’s drafting rules of decorum for White House reporters in the wake of the lawsuit involving CNN’s aggressively misbehaving reporter Jim Acosta. Funny how unruly press behavior never comes up when a Democrat is president. For those who haven’t been following this insider saga: The White House revoked Acosta’s press pass after his antics at an official Trump press conference, in which he refused to relinquish the microphone to a White House intern. (You can see the altercation here.) Federal District Court judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, stayed the White House ban on due process grounds. But the judge emphasized that he wasn’t ruling on any First Amendment issue. ‘I want to emphasize,’ he said, ‘the very limited nature of this ruling. I have not determined that the First Amendment was violated here.’ The New York Times nevertheless declared this a significant victory for Jim Acosta and CNN, but went on to note that it could backfire on White House correspondents. Why? Because the ruling signaled to Trump that all he needs to do is come up with conduct-based rules and he can kick Acosta, or other reporters, out for good. Not surprisingly, developing conduct rules is precisely what Trump says he’s doing.” (11/19/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/jim-acosta-media-bias

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33) Canada’s marijuana legalization is tainted by big government’s grasp on sales
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Benjamin L Woodfinden

“Canada recently became the second country in the world to fully legalize the consumption and sale of recreational cannabis. Though a victory for personal freedom, Canada’s legalization is also a good example of how governments can bungle even the most basic task.” (11/19/18)

https://fee.org/articles/canada-s-marijuana-legalization-is-tainted-by-big-government-s-grasp-on-sales/

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34) Apple’s Tim Cook entirely right on tech regulation — politicians won’t leave that much money alone
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has said that further regulation of the tech companies is inevitable — he’s entirely correct in this. The task though is to understand why such further regulation of tech is inevitable and there rational views can differ. It might be because they’re big and important parts of the economy now and therefore they should and must be regulated. It could be because they wield power and as we know, it’s always necessary that there be democratic control of power so that we’ve a monopoly of it. Or it could just be that the politicians and hangers on have spotted the honeypot and therefore they’re going to insist on controlling, thus lifting some honey, themselves. That last being the realist selection between those rational explanations.” (11/19/18)

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/tech-2/apples-tim-cook-entirely-right-on-tech-regulation-politicians-wont-leave-that-much-money-alone/

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35) Why the Danske Bank money laundering scandal is a problem for Putin
Source: Reuters
by E Halliwell

“The ever-widening Danske Bank money laundering scandal, involving 200 billion euros ($228.5 billion) of ‘suspicious transfers’ over eight years, is not only a disaster for the reputation of Denmark and its largest bank. It also points to the deep institutionalized corruption in Vladimir Putin’s Russia — and the political challenge facing the president himself. The investigation of Danske Bank’s branch in Estonia, the former Soviet state through which the money flowed, is getting fresh scrutiny as whistleblower Howard Wilkinson testifies before the European and Danish parliaments this week. Wilkinson, the former head of the bank’s trading unit in the Baltics, told a Danish parliamentary hearing Monday that several other major banks were involved in processing suspicious payments. But the broader lessons of the scandal might be as much political as financial.” (11/19/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-halliwell-danske-commentary/commentary-why-the-danske-bank-money-laundering-scandal-is-a-problem-for-putin-idUSKCN1NL2HY

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36) The abyss gazes back
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Lori Heine

“Politics these days reminds me increasingly of a black-and-white comedy. Lacking the wit of the Marx Brothers, it’s more on the level of the Three Stooges. Whenever a charge is lobbed by one side against the other, the opposition’s response is, basically, ‘But you started it … nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!’ They’re forever poking their fingers in one another’s eyes and smacking one another on the head. Yet as buffoonish as many politicians are, their antics don’t stay funny for very long. They’re taking our money and meddling in our lives.” (11/18/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1918

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37) Remembering the Dale Akiki case
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Gail Heriot

“When daycare moral panic of the 1980s hit, I didn’t have any trouble keeping my head. Many of the allegations of sexual and Satanic ritual abuse were obviously false. Sometimes they were utterly fantastic — like the allegations of the McMartin Preschool children that they rode in hot-air balloons, saw witches flying through the air, and were taken through underground tunnels beneath the preschool. I remember people saying, ‘Children don’t lie about these things’ (apparently meaning sexual abuse, not witches and hot-air balloons). But that’s a joke. Children lie about everything, especially when they think they are telling adults what they want to hear. Then came the Dale Akiki case. Despite my earlier skepticism, when I first saw the local television coverage of the Dale Akiki trial here in San Diego, my initial kneejerk reaction was (to my great shame), ‘Good grief, they finally got one.’” (11/19/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/11/19/remembering-the-dale-akiki-case

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38) The punctured myth of Sheryl Sandberg
Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“It’s been five years since Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, published her manifesto, Lean In, urging women not to sell themselves short at work or doubt their ability to balance a family with a career. Though controversial, the book was a mega-bestseller, selling more than four million copies. It spawned a mini empire, with 40,000 mentoring circles and annual campaigns, and turned Sandberg into a celebrity executive: the face of a new brand of professional feminism Lean In was published when Sandberg was 43, and capped her impressive rise in the professional world. She began her career working closely with her mentor, Larry Summers, who taught her at Harvard. She worked with him at the World Bank and, later, at the Treasury Department. From there she went to Google, where she led the company’s online advertising efforts. In 2007, Sandberg met Mark Zuckerberg at a Christmas party, and he convinced her to jump ship.” (11/19/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/152320/punctured-myth-sheryl-sandberg

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39) Politics = lies
Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“I dislike dishonesty, particularly when it is used to harm people who aren’t doing anything to deserve the harm. This is why I dislike politics — beyond the institutional theft and aggression, that is. I dislike the lies the political Left tells against the political Right. I dislike the lies the political Right tells against the political Left. Not because either of those statist sides is innocent, but because it seems like liberty is always caught in the middle.” (11/18/18)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2018/11/politics-lies.html

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40) The reason for killing Iranians
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“While U.S. sanctions technically permit Iran to import medicines, it is actually just a ruse to make it look like U.S. officials are kind, compassionate, and benevolent. In actuality, the way the sanctions work will mean that the Iranian people will inevitably be deprived of much-needed medicines. That’s because the U.S. extends its sanctions system to banks that process payments to Iran, which is likely to inhibit the importation of medicines into Iran. But that’s the point behind the sanctions: to kill as many Iranians as possible in the hope that they will rise up in a violent revolution, oust Iran’s anti-U.S. regime from power, and install another pro-U.S. regime, like that of the Shah of Iran, who the CIA installed into power in its 1953 coup that destroyed Iran’s experiment with democracy.” (11/19/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/11/19/the-reason-for-killing-iranians/

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41) The Brexit mess will go on for years
Source: The American Prospect
by Denis MacShane

“The deal agreed to between the United Kingdom and the European Union has detonated the biggest political dispute in British politics since Neville Chamberlain came back from Munich in 1938 waving a leaf of paper and proclaiming he had won ‘peace in our time.’ Far from uniting Britain after the bitterly divisive Brexit referendum vote when just 37 percent of the total British electorate voted to leave the European Union, the Withdrawal Agreement and linked declaration on future areas to be negotiated has launched a new round of recriminations. Several ministers have resigned and others are forming a cabal to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May return to Brussels and renegotiate a new accord. There have been loud calls from senior Conservatives headed by Boris Johnson denouncing the deal as the end of a thousand years of parliamentary supremacy in the U.K. The former minister of foreign affairs appears to think William the Conqueror brought with him a functioning House of Commons when he arrived in Britain in 1066.” (11/19/18)

http://prospect.org/article/brexit-mess-will-go-on-years

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42) Liberty, authority, and Giuliani
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“A Newsweek story claims that Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and current lawyer of the U.S. President, has long-standing and suspicious ties to the Russian oligarchy, including with respect to money laundering. I don’t know if this is true or not. And let me add that money laundering laws, which did not exist half a century ago, certainly represent a strong advance of the Surveillance State and a general threat to individual liberty. From this point of view of liberty, however, Giuliani’s career itself suggests something like ‘a long train of abuses.’” (11/19/18)

https://www.econlib.org/liberty-authority-and-giuliani/

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43) It’s time for American to reckon with the staggering death toll of the post-9/11 wars
Source: The Intercept
by Murtaza Hussein

“How many people have been killed in the post-9/11 war on terror? The question is a contentious one, as there has been no formal accounting for the deadly cost of the initial U.S. interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the secondary conflicts that continue to wreak havoc across the Middle East and the opaque, covert war still expanding across Asia and Africa. But even as the U.S. government evades responsibility for the human cost of its overseas endeavors, some researchers are determined to keep count.” (11/19/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/19/civilian-casualties-us-war-on-terror/

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44) “Federal Jobs Guarantee” idea: Costly, misguided & increasingly popular with Democrats
Source: Investor’s Business Daily
by Peter C Earle

“With the midterm victories in the House of Representatives, Congressional Democrats are likely to begin a full-court press on their most recent policy initiative: a federal jobs guarantee program. Senators Corey Booker, D-N.J., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have advanced their own, and with the arrival in Congress of affirmed Democratic Socialists like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan additional support seems likely. Several think tanks … have proposed job guarantee plans. While there are minor differences between them, each essentially contemplates a massive, government-run program to provide work (at a predetermined wage) and benefits to enrollees on demand. Currently, individuals in the job market ‘sell’ their labor to firms as much as firms ‘purchase’ labor. Mutually, this transaction (employment) arises because both the employee and employer benefit; value is recognized reciprocally. With a federal jobs guarantee program, the government is inserted between the employee and the employer; the value proposition is limited at best. Centralized plans such as these forgo the most fundamental elements of markets (information, competition, and incentives) in favor of rote bureaucratic reckoning.” (11/19/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/federal-jobs-guarantee-democrats

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45) The illegitimacy of the ruling class
Source: In These Times
by Thea N Riofrancos

“Despite Christine Blasey Ford’s stirring testimony, an FBI investigation, thousands of protesters (hundreds of whom were arrested), petitions and phone calls from constituents, an elevator confrontation and a record-high disapproval rating, on October 6 the U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court by a margin of two. That evening, Kavanaugh was granted a lifetime appointment to a deeply undemocratic institution. He was confirmed by a legislative body that counts some votes more than others, giving the loudest voice (per capita) to the most sparsely populated states. The Senate’s majority vote represented a minority of Americans (44 percent). And Kavanaugh was selected by a president who lost the popular vote, a pedigree he shares with three of his esteemed colleagues: Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts and Samuel Alito. It was, in other words, an egregious case of the system working precisely as designed.” (11/19/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21537/illegitimacy-elite-ruling-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-blasey-ford

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46) Pursuing Julian Assange — and the president
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The Times has been one of the chief conduits for the Deep State’s leaks designed to undermine Trump on every front, and this most recent scoop is no different. This is the way the national security Establishment announces its intention to destroy its two principal enemies: not just Assange but also the President, who has, after all, declared ‘I love WikiLeaks!’ That’s why ‘liberals’ of the anti-Trump persuasion are already composing polemics justifying the prosecution of Assange for publishing government secrets …” (11/19/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/11/18/pursuing-julian-assange-and-the-president/

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47) Quantum Vibe, 11/19/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (11/18/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1875

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48) Moral bankruptcy
Source: Town Hall
by Thomas Sowell

“People who follow politics, even casually, learn not to expect high moral standards from politicians. But there are some outrages that show a new low, even for politicians. Among the consequences of Democrats’ recent election victories, especially at the state and local levels, is the election of officials who have publicly announced their opposition to charter schools, and their determination to restrict or roll back the growth of those schools. What have the charter schools done to provoke such opposition? Often located in low-income, minority neighborhoods, these schools have in many cases produced educational outcomes far better than the traditional public schools in such neighborhoods. A Success Academy charter elementary school in Harlem had a higher proportion of the children in one of its classes pass the statewide math exam than in any other class at the same grade level, anywhere in the state of New York. As a result of the charter schools’ educational achievements, it is not uncommon for thousands of children to be on waiting lists to get into such schools — in New York City, tens of thousands.” (11/19/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2018/11/19/moral-bankruptcy-n2536212

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49) The ACLU declines to defend civil rights
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Last week, the NRA kept defending gun rights, the AARP kept advocating for older Americans, and the California Avocado Commission was steadfast as ever in touting ‘nature’s highest achievement.’ In contrast, the ACLU issued a public statement that constitutes a stark, shortsighted betrayal of the organization’s historic mission: It vehemently opposed stronger due-process rights for the accused.” (11/19/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/aclu-devos-title-ix/576142/

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50) A catalogue of bullshit
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Every so often an article is just so chock full of prohibitionist idiocy it not only defies categorization, but also cries out for more extensive mockery than I can give it in a news column. This one, from a small-town paper in Wisconsin, is virtually a catalogue of prohibitionist bullshit, so let’s not waste any time in getting to the vivisection. ‘People ordinarily interpret human trafficking to be something like the horrors of the action-thriller movie Taken. Though it absolutely happens …’ No, it absolutely doesn’t.” (11/19/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/a-catalogue-of-bullshit/

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51) The “Resistance” struggles to justify support for Trump’s prosecution of Assange
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Ever since suspicions were confirmed that the Trump administration is indeed working to prosecute and imprison WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing authentic documents, the so-called ‘Resistance’ has been struggling to explain exactly why it is so enthusiastically supportive of that agenda. And when I say struggling, I am being very, very generous. When news broke that a court document copy-paste error had inadvertently exposed the fact that the Trump administration is pursuing an agenda which experts of diverse political persuasions agree would have devastating effects on the freedom of the press, #Resistance pundit and DC think tank operative Neera Tanden responded by tweeting, ‘Never mess with karma.’ … The trouble with that of course is that ‘karma,’ as far as observable reality is concerned, is not an actual thing. … A Democratic pundit using the concept of ‘karma’ to justify enthusiastic support for Trump’s fascistic attack on press freedoms is exactly the same as a Republican pundit using ‘God wills it’ to justify the existence of poverty, and it is just as intellectually honest.” (11/19/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/19/the-resistance-struggles-to-justify-support-for-trumps-prosecution-of-assange

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52) More of the more
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s triumphant entry into Washington, DC, as a United States Representative-Elect, is quickly proving a cautionary tale for Democrats. She’s an enthusiastic socialist. Or ‘progressive,’ to use the preferred euphemism. And thus Democrats see her as a fresh breeze to air out the stodgy, musty chambers of … Nancy Pelosi’s office. Ocasio-Cortez showed up in the House office building last week, along with other protestors ‘flooding,’ as Politico put it, the Minority Leader’s work area. But what she is proving to be is not a breath of fresh air. And she is not merely ‘more of the same’ in leftist agitation. She may be ‘more of the more.’” (11/19/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/11/19/more-same/

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53) How thinking proves the existence of natural rights
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell

“At the center of pro-liberty philosophy and American constitutionalism is the concept of ‘natural rights,’ meaning individuals are created with rights that are an innate part of our humanity or existence. Yet there are those who say we don’t have natural rights. We may have ‘rights,’ they’ll argue, but they can be taken away or limited under abstract justifications such as ‘the greater good,’ ‘the will of the people’ or whatever certain institutions decree. I hold that natural rights, in fact, do exist, and their existence is proven by the mere act of thinking.” (11/17/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/17/how-thinking-proves-the-existence-of-natural-rights/

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54) Criminal justice reform: We can improve expensive, ineffective system by lowering recidivism
Source: USA Today
by Jared Kushner & Tomas J Philipson

“Crime imposes substantial fiscal and social costs on the United States. In 2016, more than 1.4 percent of our Nation’s GDP was spent funding the State and Federal criminal justice system. Victims and society at large also bear significant costs through pain, suffering, reduced quality of life, property losses, increased medical costs, and loss of life. The most recent estimates from 2014 indicate that altogether these damages constitute an additional 1.5 percent of GDP, yielding a total burden of 2.9 percent of GDP, or roughly $500 billion. These costs can be attributed, in part, to crimes committed by prisoners after already serving once in prison, through recidivism after being released from state and federal facilities. If recent trends hold, almost half of federal inmates who were conditionally released will be re-arrested within 5 years of release and more than 75 percent of state offenders who were released on community supervision will be re-arrested within 5 years of release.” (11/19/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/19/donald-trump-criminal-justice-reform-recidivism-jared-kushner-column/2047239002

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55) Free societies don’t need the Fed’s managers
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Alexander W Salter

“Yes, we should indeed worry when elected officials try to pressure monetary policymakers. When monetary policy falls under the control of politicians, they tend to run the printing presses to serve narrow political rather than broader economic goals. At the same time, there’s been no meaningful check on the Fed’s power for decades. Fed officials have effectively become their own sovereigns. While Trump’s behavior is short-sighted, there is nonetheless a valid concern that, in our haste to insulate the Fed from political interference, we have overlooked this lack of accountability.” (11/18/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/free-societies-dont-need-feds-managers

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56) Reason Podcast, 11/19/18
Source: Reason

“Beloved Reason Editor-in-Everything Katherine Mangu-Ward had a piece in this weekend’s New York Times headlined ‘Trump and Acosta: When Showboats Collide.’ Given the nonstop borgledy-fraggle of news within the Trump vs. media vs. Trump Mobius strip of blather, we start the latest editors roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast with an extended rumination on the meta-meanings (and lack thereof) of this eternally recurrent combat. Other topics of note discussed by Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and yours truly [Matt Welch] include the president’s prickly relationship with the military, his sometimes-coherent foreign policy doctrine, the off-again/on-again FIRST STEP Act, plus (for some reason) bidets, Rand Paul prospectively barfing on Mitch McConnell’s desk, and whether ladies who dye their hair blue and purple are basically poisonous tree frogs.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/19/is-trump-vs-acosta-the-iran-iraq

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57) Free Man Beyond the Wall, episode 183
Source: Free Many Beyond the Wall

“Saudi Arabia’s Power Over D.C. w/ Brian McGlinchey.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-183-saudi-arabias-power-over-dc-w-brian-mcglinchey

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58) Sheldon Richman on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Sheldon Richman talks about his latest article for the Libertarian Institute, in which he spotlights a new documentary exposing the smear efforts of various pro-Israel groups against anyone standing up for the rights of Palestinians, particularly on American college campuses.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/11-16-18-sheldon-richman-on-the-smear-campaign-against-pro-palestine-groups/

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59) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/19/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Ron Paul is back to answer YOUR questions! Thanks to our great viewers! We appreciate you. And check out Dr. Paul in the hot seat today!” [Flash video] (11/19/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/california-secession-why-taxation-favorite-rothbard-bookand-more-askronpaul

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60) Scott Adams Says, 11/19/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about Little Adam Schmitt, decorum, Iran, AOC, and coffee.” [Flash video] (11/19/18)

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

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61) One Free Family, episode 39
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“In this episode James and Taylor talk about how they work to discover the internal rhythms and patterns that influence how individuals in their family are feeling at any given moment, and what they do support each person to understand and align with these rhythms. They talk about how learning to work with, rather than against, their family’s natural rhythms has paid big dividends when it comes to bringing more harmony into their home.” [Flash audio] (11/19/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/understanding-and-supporting-the-natural-rhythms-of-the-whole-family-off039/

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62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 273
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #273, I discuss the US policy in Syria. US envoy to the Syrian conflict James Jeffery recently gave a press conference on the US goals. I explain the myths the US government believes in that leads to unrealistic goals.” [various formats] (11/19/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-273-us-plans-in-syria

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63) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 375
Source: Lions of Liberty

“It’s that special time of year again, as Marc gathers with not only his fellow Lions of Liberty hosts Brian McWilliams and John Odermatt, but with his good friends Johnny ‘Rocket’ Adams and Raylene Lightheart of Blast Off!!” [various formats] (11/19/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/11/19/lions-of-liberty-blast-off-thanksgiving-special/

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64) Free Talk Live, 11/18/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Filming while voting :: 6 Trillion on recent wars :: Veteran suicide :: ERA Amendment revived :: Family Court crap :: Gun violence :: Blockchain tech in mortgages :: Gangs in a libertarian society :: Mark, Laurel and Darryl.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/18/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-11-18

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65) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 188
Source: The Daily Liberator

“Too Many Chronicles Not Enough Chronic.” [various formats] (11/18/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-188-too-many-chronicles-not-enough-chronic/

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