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(What's Left Of) Our Economy: The Real 'Dreamer Fakeonomics'

"...following President Trump’s decision to rescind Obama’s DACA program, an economic conventional wisdom has been quickly established... that the impact on the nation’s growth, employment, and productivity would be disastrous... Sadly - but not surprisingly - an examination of the data reveals this conclusion to be quintessential fakeonomics..."

Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

"So why hasn’t the market succeeded more effectively and fully in improving the lot of those who are the descendants of slaves in America? To a great degree, I would argue it has been caused by the political power of special interest groups and economic policies introduced by government."

Frontrunning: September 6

  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean (Reuters)
  • Social and Economic Polarization in U.S. Worsens, Poll Finds (WSJ)
  • Trump Risks GOP Civil War Pushing Congress for ‘Dreamer’ Bill (BBG)
  • Michael R. Bloomberg: Trump’s DACA Failure Is Congress’s Opportunity (BBG)
  • Array of Threats Stir Up Markets (WSJ)

The Islamic Future Of Europe

"Throughout Europe, expressions of anger are conscientiously marginalized. Calls for mobilization, or any serious change in immigration policy, come only from politicians scornfully described as 'populist'...Even the slightest criticism of Islam immediately arouses almost unanimous indignation."

Europe's New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

What is the best way to shut down the debate on immigration? By heightening the language to levels impossible to be debated. That is what has been happening in the new -- and false -- trend of comparing the waves of migrants arriving in Europe to Jews during the Holocaust.

China Slams Trump's Trade Threat As "Unacceptable"

"What is definitely unacceptable to us is a situation in which on the one hand we work to resolve this issue peacefully but on the other hand our own interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman  Geng said at a regular briefing on Monday.

Europe: Jihadists Posing As Migrants

"Three years ago, it was easy to identify someone who has become radicalized. Now, most fanatics disguise their convictions... it is not a secret, it has been published... I would not venture to a specific figure, but tens of thousands, more than 50,000." - Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator.

Facebook Exposed - "You" Are The Product

"Google in my experience knows that there are ambiguities, moral doubts, around some of what they do, and at least they try to think about it. Facebook just doesn’t care. When you’re in a room with them you can tell. They’re’ – he took a moment to find the right word – ‘scuzzy’."

The Fake News Media Of Sweden

"In most democratic countries, the media should be critical of those who hold power. In Sweden, however, the media criticize those who criticize the authorities."