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Friday, December 9, 2016
I’ve Been Cheated!
Lew Rockwell made it. Ron Paul made it. But I didn’t. You can read about it here. Some unknown lefty outfit compiled a list of 200 websites promoting what it called the Russian party line. Lefty outfits liked outfits that did this back before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 — 25 years ago. But […] READ MORE

Economic Reforms to Make America Great
A couple of friends of mine have proposed lists of economic reforms that Trump would be wise to follow. This list is from Joe Salerno. I have known him since 1974. He is a sensible economist. This list is from John Mauldin. He used to be my business manager in the mid-1980’s. He is a […] READ MORE

These Bubble Cities Face a Sharp Pin
By Wolf Richter Now in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and perhaps a city near you. Averaged out across the US, asking rents for apartments still rose in November on a year-to-date basis, though more slowly than before, with the median asking rent for a one-bedroom up 1.8% and for a two-bedroom […] READ MORE

Textbooks: Marks of a Second Rate Homeschool Curriculum
The typical homeschool mom has been told this: “Beware of online education. Computers are bad!” This is the sales pitch of homeschool curriculum producers that did not see what the Khan Academy would do to education. They do not know how to respond. They have “bet the farm” on Gutenberg, not video-based education. They are […] READ MORE

Ticket Price Time Warp in Nashville
On Friday evening, I went with my daughter, who lives in Nashville, and my wife to see the Roland White Band. I took with me a CD of White’s 1967 performance in the week that he joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys. I intended to give it to him. I had been sent a copy […] READ MORE

The Myth of a Divided America
Reality Check We are told that the United States is deeply divided today. If only it were true. Let’s talk about some real divisions in American history. The nation was deeply divided in 1775-81, when the non-Canadian North American colonies of the British Empire had a civil war over secession. It produced the only hyperinflation […] READ MORE

Challenge: Name the #1 Corrupting Government Program
If I were Lew Rockwell, I would schedule the next Austrian Scholars Conference program in terms of this topic: “What government program should we shut down first?” I would contact all of my heavy hitters who like to stand up in front of an audience and throw hand grenades. I would challenge each of them […] READ MORE

Why Trump Won
By Fred Reed A great uproar goes forth from the enemies of the Trump Beast, with much gnashing of hair and pulling of teeth. He will be a terrible President, they say, and they may well be right. There are ominous signs, particularly as regards foreign policy, and he seems radically incoherent and contradictory. Interestingly, […] READ MORE

The Biggest Fool I Have Ever Encountered
I have been writing publicly ever since 1958. Over the years, I have received my fair share of letters from crackpots, really stupid people, and people so far beyond the fringe that I wonder how they function. Nevertheless, I have received an email from a man who puts them all to shame. I wrote an […] READ MORE

Robot: 1,000 Bricks/Hour
It’s here. All but the most creative brick layers had better have a fallback career strategy. This machine does in two days what it takes a crew two weeks to do. READ MORE

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