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Woke Racism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Well before Sigmund Freud formalized the idea of “projectionism”—the defense of one’s own shortcomings and sins by attributing them to others—it was a common theme in classical literature and the New Testament: the ridiculing of the mole on someone else’s nose to hide one’s own boil.

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The Practical Reasons Candidates Talk About Improbable Policies

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia KASU
Friday, July 26, 2019
Elizabeth Warren made sure to specially thank South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn when they introduced their student debt forgiveness plan this week.
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Ilhan Omar Freaks Out Over Question

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Federalist
Thursday, July 25, 2019

On Tuesday Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) exploded on an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) advocate who asked her if she would condemn FGM.

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Why The New China Consensus In Washington Scares Me

quoting Michael McFaulvia Greenwich Time
Thursday, July 25, 2019
I've been fretting about the hardening U.S. elite consensus on China for some time now.
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Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' For Internet Abuse

featuring Alex Stamosvia Wired
Thursday, July 25, 2019
When Alex Stamos describes the challenge of studying the worst problems of mass-scale bad behavior on the internet, he compares it to astronomy.
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ECB Faces Key Decision Over Launch Of Fresh Stimulus

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In his final months at the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has given himself a new mission: to restart economic stimulus in a bid to boost flagging global growth.

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The Libertarian: The Moon — 50 Years On

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 25, 2019

What can Apollo 11 teach us about what government can (and can’t) do.

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Notes From A Nameless Conference

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Martin Gurri at the fifth wave writes a very intresting "notes from a nameless conference." (HT Marginal Revolution). A few choice quotes, but do read the whole thing.

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The Big Rethink: Notes From Session 3 Of TEDSummit 2019

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia TED Blog
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In an incredible session, speakers and performers laid out the biggest problems facing the world — from political and economic catastrophe to rising violence and deepfakes — and some new thinking on solutions.

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Let’s Pay Every American To Reduce Emissions

cited George P. Shultzvia Politico
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As alarm over climate change rises, the idea of a “Green New Deal” is growing in popularity, including among candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But most of the candidates have been notably skittish about discussing a price on carbon, the climate policy widely advocated by economists as the best way to encourage the investment, innovation, and infrastructure needed for a transition to clean energy.

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