The Conversation Fri 10. 28. 2016.

Hillary’s Criminal Plan For The Internet
Bill Kassel, American Thinker

You Need To Watch MSNBC Go After ‘Sleazy’ ‘Clinton, Inc.’ And Their Cronies [Watch]
Larry O’Connor, Hot Air

What The China Trade Warriors Get Wrong
Alan Reynolds, Wall Street Journal

Why An ObamaCare Fix Won’t Happen
Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

17 Things On Clarence Thomas’ Mind During Rare Public Remarks [Watch]
Ken McIntyre, Daily Signal

The Black Hole Of Trumponomics
Ramesh Ponnuru, American Enterprise Institute

DNC Sues RNC Over Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Claims
Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Blaze

Megyn Kelly To Co-Host ‘Live With Kelly’ The Morning After The Election
Blake Stephens, Western Journalism

Clinton's Constitutional Contempt
Jacob Sullum, Reason

Dirty Laundry: Bill Clinton Overpriced His Old Underpants To Inflate Tax Write-Off
Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Democrats Stuffing Absentee Ballots With Campaign Literature – For Democrats
Robert Gehl, Federalist Papers Project

Clinton Needs Assistance Climbing One Step At Campaign Rally [Watch]
Cameron Cawthorne, Washington Free Beacon

For Medical Miracles, Empower Drug Companies — Don't Vilify Them
Dr. Tom Coburn and Paul Howard, The Hill

Spain Has No Government For 10 Months - Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%
Tim Worstall, Forbes Opinion

Eric Garner Daughter Slams Clinton Campaign: ‘These People Will Co-Opt Anything To Push Their Agenda’
Adam Edelman, New York Daily News

‘South Park’ Trolls Hillary Just Before Election [Watch]
Alexa Moutevelis Coombs, mrcNewsBusters

The Zombie Epidemic Of Idle Men
Michael Cook, Foundation for Economic Education

What Happened To The FBI?
Andrew Napolitano, TownHall

UC Berkeley Students Violently Stop White People From Crossing Bridge [Watch]
Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media

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: 5.0%
    Shadow Stats: 23.0%
  • Inflation:
    September Year-to-Year: 1.1% (CPI-U*)
    Shadow Stats: 8.7%

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


The Tariff ‘Protection’ Fallacy

To every trade there must be two parties who mutually desire to trade, and whose actions are reciprocal. No one can buy unless he can find someone willing to sell; and no one can sell unless there is some other one willing to buy. If Americans did not want to buy foreign goods, foreign goods could not be sold here even if there were no tariff. The efficient cause of the trade which our tariff aims to prevent is the desire of Americans to buy foreign goods, not the desire of foreign producers to sell them. Thus protection really prevents what the “protected” themselves want to do. It is not from foreigners that protection preserves and defends us; it is from ourselves.

-- Henry George ,

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In Search Of History

The Birth of Liberal Fascism

The progressives [of Woodrow Wilson’s era] were the real social Darwinists as we think of the term today—though they reserved the term for their enemies They believed in eugenics. They were imperialists. They were convinced that the state could, through planning and pressure, create a pure race, a society of new men. They were openly and proudly hostile to individualism. Religion was a political tool, while politics was the true religion. The progressives viewed the traditional system of constitutional checks and balances as an outdated impediment to progress because such horse-and-buggy institutions were a barrier to their own ambitions. Dogmatic attachment to constitutions, democratic practices, and antiquated laws was the enemy of progress for fascists and progressives alike. . . .Today, liberals remember the progressives as do-gooders who cleaned up the food supply and agitated for a more generous social welfare state and better working conditions. Fine, the progressives did that. But so did the Nazis and the Italian Fascists. And they did it for the same reasons and in loyalty to roughly the same principles.

-- Jonah Goldberg,

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