Hillary Clinton goes off the deep end

Hillary Clinton goes off the deep end: During a video conference of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, she asked, “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” Could it be because she is a loathsome, dishonest human being? The Democrats have long claimed to be for the working man of this country, but the Democrats’ …

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Why Federal Reserve policy is failing They don't succeed because they can't succeed

We said yesterday that it’s better if the government quits trying to ‘direct’ the economy. Today, from The Wall Street Journal: Central Bank Tools Are Losing Their Edge Central banks have shown the will to hit their growth and inflation targets. But do they have the way? By Greg Ip | September 21, 2016 7:52 …

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Sometimes it’s better to just leave things alone

Yeah, I believe this one! Janet Yellen fired back at @realDonaldTrump today. “We do NOT take politics into account in our decisions” https://t.co/sBFameaDcp pic.twitter.com/1WscjqsZGL — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) September 21, 2016 And another one from Heather Long, who’s fast becoming one of my favorite economic reporters: Why didn’t Fed raise rates? Here’s what Yellen says: …

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Economics 101: When more low-skilled refugees are accepted, more low-skilled Americans see their wages decrease

We asked previously why we should bring in 110,000 Syrian refugees when we already have a too-high U-6 unemployment rate. Now this from The Wall Street Journal: What Happens to Wages When Refugees Arrive? More Than You Might Think An influx of refugees can hurt the economic prospects of natives with similar skills, but benefit …

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Of course the United Nations is irrelevant! It's run by idiots

Utterly laughable! International Day of Peace 21 September “Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind.” — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 …

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And I regard it as a personal insult that this clown is President!

I received an e-mail from Barack Hussein Obama: I’ll see it as a personal insult, Dana From Barack Obama democraticparty@democrats.org Dana — I’ve run my last campaign. But the things that I’ve fought for my entire career — tolerance, democracy, justice, the progress we’ve made — they’re all on the ballot in 50 days. I’ll …

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Is Hillary Clinton’s campaign engaging in systematic fraud?

First, the story, from The Observer: Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors Wells Fargo fraud department inundated with calls from low-income Clinton supporters reporting repeated unauthorized charges By Liz Crokin • 09/15/16 2:35pm Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make what’s supposed …

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Maybe this is how a socialist country fights obesity?

From The Washington Post: In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested The Washington Post | Mariana Zuñiga, Nick Miroff | September 15, 2016 BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela – The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he …

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Gary Johnson on job creation

From the Johnson-Weld campaign website: As governors, both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld supported policies that incentivized job growth. In 2012, Gov. Johnson was praised as having the best “job creation” record of all presidential candidates. And Weld transformed Massachusetts from having the highest to the lowest unemployment rate of any industrialized state in less …

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Gary Johnson on the ballot in all fifty states

From The Wall Street Journal: Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson to Appear on Election Ballots in All 50 States No third-party presidential ticket has qualified for all 50 state ballots since 1996 By Byron Tau | September 14, 2016 12:49 a.m. ET Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign said Tuesday that he will be on the …

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