The Conversation Fri 02. 24. 2017.

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Revenge Of The Deep State
Andrew Napolitano, Reason

At CPAC, Walker Urges Republican Leaders To 'Go Big, Go Bold’ [Watch]
Fox News

Consumers Will Take The Biggest Hit From Trump Border Adjustment Tax
Paula Rosenblum,

How Did America Get Stuck With A Regulatory State?
Scott Rasmussen, RealClearPolitics

James O’Keefe Offers $10,000 Awards For Evidence Of ‘Media Malfeasance’ [Watch]
Bradford Richardson, Washington Times

Trump, Milo, And The War On Cops
Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

FREE Stuff Vs. FREE-dom: CPAC Panel Deconstructs Millennials’ Love Affair With Bernie [Watch]
American Conservative Union

Everyone Is Wrong About Milo And CPAC
Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Kushner, Ivanka Trump Got Words Against Climate Deal Nixed From Coming Executive Order
Amy Harder and Peter Nicholas, Wall Street Journal

In Show Of Unity, Bannon, Priebus Address CPAC And The ‘Opposition’ [Watch]
Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart News

Seriously, Don't Watch The Oscars
Jonathan V. Last, Weekly Standard

Remembering Alan Colmes, A Liberal Who Could Laugh [Watch]
Howard Kurtz, Fox News

European Welfare Benefits Help Fund ISIS Fighters
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA Today

US Debt Falls By $12 Billion In Trump’s First Month
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017
Greg Lukianoff, Huffington Post

Pelosi Breakdown? Repeats Words, Tells Audience To Clap, Kasich ‘Gov Of Illinois’ [Watch]
Kyle Olson, American Mirror

The Tyranny Of A Cashless Society Coming?
Capt. William E. Simpson, Western Journalism

California: The Physical Collapse Of A Social State
Thomas Del Beccaro,

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

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:
    January Year-to-Year: 2.50% (CPI-U*)
    Shadow Stats: 10.3%

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


The Reality of Socialism

“Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it's just a destructive, envy-driven fantasy about redistributing it after something else (and somebody else) creates it first.” 

-- Lawrence Reed,


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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.