Archive for Trump

Trump’s “Very Fine People” Redux

For some reason, this is a hot topic again. (It partly has to do with Scott Adams on Twitter. I think it’s because somebody tried to edit the Wikipedia article to merely add actual quotations from Trump–and then had them taken down within minutes–and he passed along the story to Scott Adams. But, for all I […]

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Bob Murphy on Stefan Molyneux’s Podcast

Mostly talking about the prospects for the Trump economy. (Of course it’s not that Trump himself controls the economy–but the show is geared toward the politics of it.)

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So Much Winning: Football and Trade

A certain football team drove the ball down to the other team’s 1-yard line, but failed to score on the first three attempts. So it was 4th and goal, on the other team’s 1, and the coach called a running play. The QB took the snap, handed it off, and the running back dove over […]

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AEI on Merchandise Trade Deficits

I follow Perry on Twitter and saw this:     So, standard disclaimers: Trump’s policies on trade are awful, and his framing of the issues when he speaks to the public is also terrible. His policies, other things equal, will make Americans poorer, and he conveys a very confused understanding of the topic. Having gotten […]

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Raimondo on Korea

Now admittedly there is an element of “I told you so!” to this essay, but Justin Raimondo’s analysis on North Korea is also very optimistic. Remember, the Chinese leadership realized hardcore communism wasn’t working, and began serious liberalization. It’s not ludicrous to think Kim wants the same, if he can figure out how to achieve […]

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Were Grateful

Michael Malice has moved his podcast “YOUR [sic] WELCOME” to the Gas Digital Network, and Episode #3 is what podcasts were designed for: It takes the libertarian (for purists, anarcho-capitalist) expert on North Korea (Malice) and puts him into a conversation with the comic strip expert on Donald Trump (Scott Adams). I am being dead […]

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Trump Gives the World Financial Information; Free-Market Economists Outraged

Folks, this post is about 65% tongue-in-cheek. Anyway, Scott Sumner called it literally an “outrage” that Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to the jobs report at 7:21am, when the numbers weren’t officially released until 8:30am. When arguing with someone in the comments (who had claimed this actually helps the average Joe, because it […]

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CNN’s Reporting Not Holding Up Too Well

This article from March 2017 refers to Trump’s “baseless wiretap claim,” though the denials quoted in the article now read–with the benefit of hindsight–as non-denial denials. (E.g. they are carefully worded to say that President Obama would not have ordered FBI surveillance on Trump.) This article from October 2017–just four months ago–did not age well. […]

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