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Eventbrite And Mailchimp Attempt To Silence Milo Yiannopoulos
Ian Miles Cheong, The Daily Caller

New York To Remove Subway Tiles Resembling Confederate Flag [Watch]
Kemberlee Kaye, Legal Insurrection

Are Universities Driving Racism?
Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute

Bannon Plots Fox News Competitor
Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen, Axios

Bannon Exits The White House -- Will Former Adviser Wage War On Trump's Team From The Outside? [Watch]
John Fund, Fox News

Trump Accurately Blames Both Sides For Charlottesville Mayhem
Deroy Murdock, National Review

So, Just How Guaranteed Is Your Freedom Of Speech Online?
John Samples, New York Post

The Ap Notices: Democrats May Be Making A Mistake
John Hinderaker, Powerline

President Trump, In His Classically Inartful Way, Was Absolutely Right
Dov Fischer, The American Spectator

Judge Demands IRS Identify Employees Who Targeted Conservatives
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

‘Free Speech Rally’ Cut Short After Massive Counterprotest; Police Report Violence By Demonstrators
Steve LeBlanc, The Washington Times

Why We Should Keep The Confederate Monuments Right Where They Are
John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Civil War Breaking Out At Fox News
Peter Barry Chowka, American Thinker

Steve Forbes Urges Activists To Pressure Senate To Bust Rules For 'Obese' Tax Cut [Watch]
Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner




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

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.35%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.1%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central July Year-to-Year: 1.73% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.4%

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


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Socialist 'Freebies' Are The Least Free Of All

The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as 'free education' is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education - just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office - and cannot possibly be separated from political control.

-- Frank Chodorov,


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When America Was Truly The Land Of Opportunity

For [early immigrants] America was truly the land of opportunity. For the first time in their lives, many were truly free to pursue their own objectives. That freedom released the human energies which created the United States. There were few government programs to turn to and nobody expected them. But also there were few rules and regulations. There were no licenses, no permits, no red tape to restrict them. They found, in fact, a free market, and most of them thrived on it. 

-- Milton Friedman,