The Conversation Sun 03. 26. 2017.

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Inside The GOP’s Health Care Debacle
Tim Alberta, Politico

Former CIA Officer: Trump Wiretap Case 'Much Worse Than Watergate' [Watch]
Fox News

What Next For Health-Care Reform? Possible Strategies For The GOP
Fred Bauer, National Review

Ryan Unmasks Himself As Biggest Threat To GOP, Trump Presidency
Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

The Burgeoning Market For Anti-Trump Hoaxes
Investor’s Business Daily

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals For Being Nice Or PC (Watch)
John Miltimore, Intellectual Takeout

Send The Prepaid Card Rule To The Shredder [Watch]
Sen. David Perdue and Rep. Roger Williams, Forbes.com

How Hollywood’s Crusade Against Conservatives Is Intensifying
Julienne Davis, Heat Street

A New McCarthyism In Hollywood?
Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter

How ‘Scope-Of-Practice’ Laws Restrict Access To Health Care [Watch]
Mercatus Center

Report Shows Impact Of Obamacare On Insurance Premiums
Drew Gonshorowski, The Heritage Foundation

CHELSEA FREAKOUT: ‘Global Warming’ Causes Diabetes!
Victor Skinner, The American Mirror

College Suspends Student Who Challenged Radical Muslims In Class
Jacob Engels, Central Florida Post

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference [Watch]

FMC Barometers

Numbers as of last Friday close.


Why are these numbers important?

Shadow Stats Snapshot


ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    BLS: 4.7%
    Shadow Stats: 22.7%
  • Inflation:
    February Year-to-Year: 2.74% (CPI-U*)
    Shadow Stats: 10.5%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

Wisdom


The True Gospel Of Karl Marx

“The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects - his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.”

-- Henry Hazlitt,

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In Search Of History

Hillsdale College History Prof. Burton Folsom: What The Invention of the Airplane Teaches About Free Markets

The behind-the-scenes story of the airplane demonstrates how private enterprise is needed for innovation and economic growth— and that government subsidies usually fail.