Meltdown

Frontrunning: September 23

  • Futures slip after three-day rally as oil dips (Reuters)
  • Charlotte protests diminish early on Friday as family views video (Reuters)
  • Undecided Voters Are Proving a Tough Sell for Clinton and Trump (BBG)
  • Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric For Two Years (WSJ)
  • Trump received $1.6 million from Secret Service (Politico)

'Coughing Clinton' Shrugs Off Health "Conspiracy Theories" As Questions Emerge On "Pollen" Explanation

Hillary Clinton said this morning that she was not distracted by "conspiracy theories" about her ill health, and that attacks were not rooted in fact. However, the Clinton campaign's propaganda arm is in full swing as the mainstream media attempts to dismiss any health concerns by claiming that pollen counts were high where she spoke. The only problem with this is, in fact, pollen counts were low to moderate in Northeast Ohio (and what about the previous 10 coughing fits?)

Former Barrick Gold President: "A Big Move Has Begun. There's Something Fundamentally Wrong With The Economy"

"I think a move has begun... When you have bonds at negative interest rates you know there’s something fundamentally wrong with the economy. That’s a statement of the relative safeness of currencies... when people actually feel they can buy that bond and pay money to keep it in that bond just because it’s a safer haven than other investments then that’s pretty bad."

Ron Paul: The Right Lessons From Obamacare's Meltdown

The problems plaguing the health care system are rooted in the treatment of health care as a "right." This justifies government intervention in the health care marketplace. This intervention causes increasing prices and declining quality and supply. Ironically, those who suffer most from government intervention are the very people proponents of these programs claim to want to help.