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Must Reads For The Week 7/29/17

July 29, 2017

Single Payer Food Insurance, by Robert Higgs, at lewrodkwell.com. The free market has no problem supplying the U.S. with enough food. In fact the free market does such a good we have an obesity problem in the U.S. Would a single payer food insurance program work better or worse than our current free market system as hampered as it is. Why would we want a single payer healthcare system?

How OPEC Became Irrelevant, by Olav Dirkmott, at mises.org.  OPEC  used to be able to cut production and drive up oil prices. Not anymore. The American shale industry has become profitable at prices in the 40-50 dollar range. Shale producers have filled the void created by OPEC cuts which has kept the price down.

Banks Are Scheming To Dominate A Future Cashless Society, by Shaun Bradley, at lewrockwell.com. Governments want to phase out cash. If every transaction becomes an electronic transfer governments and banks gain control over the wealth of each individual. A cashless society becomes exponentially less free.

“Shrinkflation” – How Food Companies Implement Massive Price Hikes Without You Ever Noticing, at zerohedge.com. Companies are putting smaller amounts of product in their packaging. We don’t notice because the package looks about the same size. We are paying the same price or a little more for less product. I noticed this a few years ago.

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore The Facts, by Andres Syrios, at mises.org. Minimum wage laws hurt the workers the laws were designed to help. The passage of time always shows socialist policies won’t work. Although economic laws prove this before the fact.

Tracking The Great Escape From Cook County And Illinois, at zerohedge.com. The decreasing population of Illinois in general and Cook county in particular shows people voting with their feet. Big government makes things worse, not better.

Taiwan – Based Foxconn Will Invest $10 Billion In The US And We Can Thank American’s Trade Deficit For that Inflow, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Trade deficits and trade surpluses don’t disadvantage anybody. Trade benefits both parties in the exchange or the exchange wouldn’t happen.

The Student Loan Bubble And Economic Collapse, at theburningplatform.com. The U.S. has $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. $120 billion is in default. 27% of students are a month behind on payments. These defaults will grow in number. The bubble will eventually burst, which is a good thing. Unless politicians use tax payer dollars to bail out big college.

The High Cost Of Free College, by Nathan Keeble, at mises.org. Tennessee is going to pay tuition for anyone who is seeking an associate degree from a community college. Do you think single payer college will work?

A Shocking Thing Happened To College Tuitions In 2016, at zerohedge.com. Is the college bubble reaching its peak? In 2016 college tuition grew at 1.9%. Since 1990 tuition has grown at 6% a year on average.

Us Congress On Pace To Be The Least Productive Legislature In 164 Years, at zerohedge.com. What does productive mean in this context? If productivity means passing regulations than I am happy congress is not productive. If productivity means getting rid of regulations (like Obamacare) than I’m not happy.

A Millennial Explains How Post-Modern Liberalism and Failed Parenting Led To The Snowflake-Ification Of A Generation, by Mark J. Perry, at carpedicmblog. Excerpt from the article: “Most millennials grew up with parents who did everything they could to provide their children with happiness and emotional well-being, at the expense of personal responsibility and self-reliance.” Protecting people from reality produces unrealistic people.

Who’d a-thunk It? There Are Ingerent Differences In How Men’s And Women’s Brains Are Wired And How They Work? by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Nurture or nature? Nature wins.

Declassified Memos Show Obama’s NSA Spied On Americans Way More Than You Thought, at zerohedge.com. Is anyone surprised that this happened. The question is; is this still happening?

FBI Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home Of Wasserman-Schultz’ IT Aide, at zerohedge.com. These guys learned from Hillary Clinton. But wait there is more.  Arrested DNC Staffer Awan Retains Long-Time Clinton Associate Fro Legal Help, at zerohedge.com. The Democrat party had Pakistani IT workers on their payroll. Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles airport trying to flee the country. He was charged with bank fraud. There is a real crime here. The media has not covered this story. Why?

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Must Reads For The Week 7/22/17

July 22, 2017

Research Team Slams Global Warming data In New Report: “Not Reality…..Totally Inconsistent with Credible Temperature Data“, at zerohedge.com. The passage of time ultimately decides whether a theory has validity or not. Time is showing scientific global warming models may have been fudged a little bit.

US Restaurant Industry Stuck In Worst Collapse Since 2009, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “The restaurant industry hasn’t reported a positive month since February of 2016.” Is the restaurant industry part of the financial bubble created by the Fed? Did the restaurant industry over build because they had access to easy money?

To Fix Healthcare, We Need To Repeal A Lot More Than Obamacare, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Government intervention started about a century before Obamacare came into existence. As we said here, New Gov. Healthcare Regulations Will Not Cure The Results Of Previous Gov. Regulations.

Dershowitz Blasts Hypocrisy Of “Liberals” Looking To Adapt Corruption Laws To “Get Trump”, at zerohedge.com. What is the underlying law that Trump broke? You can’t find it because there is no law that was broken. Since no law was broken this is all political BS.

Net Neutrality Strengthens Monopolies, Invites Corruption, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Net Neutrality is  Obamacare for the internet. Government regulations won’t make the internet more free and less expensive.

The Way Chicago “Works”: Graft, Corruption, Political Connections, Bribes, Unions, at zerohedge.com. 4 of the previous 7 Illinois governors went to jail. It’s the Chicago way. Wasn’t Obama from Chicago?

Poll Shows Americans’ Massive Disapproval Of Both Parties: “Now It’s Just An Oligarchy“, at zerohedge.com. I think this is a fake poll. It says 63% disapprove of Republicans and 62% disapprove of Democrats. The disapproval rating has to be higher than that. This bodes well for individual liberty. Their will only be change when a majority of people understand that the R and D paradigm is a BS game.

Trump Vows To Protect ‘Made In America’ Products, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Monopolies are created when Government protects industries from competition. It is no different when it is related to international trade. Who pays the cost of the monopoly price? We do. Trump is economically ignorant when it comes to trade.

There Has Been Just One Buyer Of Stocks Since The Financial Crisis, at zerohedge.com. US corporations have used the Fed’s easy money to buy back their own stock. They do this to increase earnings per share and also to drive up the price of the stock so the insiders get wealthy. Why can’t we have access to interest free money?

The High Cost Of “Free” College, by Nathan Keeble, at mises.org. There is no such thing as “free”. Someone has to produce the good or service, which means it is not free. Are the professors going to teach for “free”? Are the workers who maintain the universities infrastructure going to work for free? No and No.

No Tesla Cars Sold After Subsidy Cut, dailycaller.com. Who would have thought this would happen?

Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression, at thefederalist.com. Who decides what should be banned.

IRS Shuts Down Mom And Pop Dressmaker, Sells Dresses Within Hours, at dallasnews.com. Read this. It will piss you off.

Teen Girl Proficiency With A Firearm Scares Off Fugitive Who Broke Into House, at lewrockwell.com. The fugitive is lucky to be alive. If he wouldn’t have fled, he would probably be dead.

Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead, at zerohedge.com. I have no comment. I provide the information. You decide its meaning.

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